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Liberal shooter targets DC baseball game

Sadly, it has come to this. Open violence in the streets against members of a Corrupt Corporate Congress who habitually turn a blind eye to...

Are “We The People” still part of the world’s greatest democracy?

We the People of the United States have become all but irrelevant in the policy discussions conducted by our elected leaders in Washington, D.C....

The Comforting Lies Which Enslave U.S.

Ever notice how pharmaceutical ads targeting senior citizens always feature younger people with a little fake gray in their hair, who couldn't possibly be over...

Bert Wolfe Named Working Class Hero

The Cynical Times hereby honors reader Bert Wolfe as a "Working Class Hero" for his wonderfully insightful explanation of the global forces now battering...

Media Struggles to Richsplain Trump’s popularity

The recent spate of national news articles puzzling over Donald Trump's rise in the polls is noteworthy only for its complete omission of the class warfare climate...

The demise of the U.S. retail market

One of the issues with the left-leaning progressives in Western culture is that they don’t quite get the fact that the rules of our...

OWS ‘Protest Friday’ Turns Into ‘Field Day Friday’

Occupy Wall Street had a field day Friday as its civilian-tacticians outfoxed a dispirited police department, which has pushed its "protect and serve" mantra...

Weekly OWS March Gains Strength

By Guy Fawkes More than 400 pro-democracy protesters marked the end of the work week Friday by marching through lower Manhattan in the...

Awareness of Class Warfare Surged in 2011

One of the most wrenching political signs to come out of the Occupy Wall Street movement reads "they only call it class warfare when we fight back."

A new survey on class warfare by the Pew Research Center suggests that middle-class dirge is an increasingly common refrain in post-Bush America as the wealthy continue to grow wealthier and the financial playing field increasingly is tilted toward them by a U.S. Congress in which half the Senators and Representatives are now millionaires.

The percentage of respondents in the survey who said there was a "strong" or "very strong" conflict between the rich and poor grew 19% from 2009 to 2011 – to 66%. The gain was strongest among independent voters, who will ultimately decide who wins the 2012 presidential race.

"The Occupy Wall Street movement no longer occupies Wall Street, but the issue of class conflict has captured a growing share of the national consciousness," said Pew survey analyst Richard Morin.

Analysis: Occupy 2.0 Emerges Lean and Mean

A group of handcuffed Americans sat inside a fenced enclosure in Lower Manhattan on a blustery Saturday afternoon, their hands bound tightly behind them as fellow Occupy Wall Street protesters shouted words of support and thanks.

Their crime?

Challenging the public image of one of the chief beneficiaries of a New York City political machine dominated by real estate interests, Wall Street bankers and powerful religious institutions. The script reads like something out of Oliver Twist. However, instead of asking for a second bowl of gruel, the detainees had the effrontery to ask permission to set up a tent camp in a vacant lot.

The lot in question belongs to Trinity Church, a wealthy institution that's located a block from the New York Stock Exchange and counts some of the world's biggest bankers among its supporters. In theory, the church exists to champion the needy, but in reality it has become one of the city's largest landowners – a tool of the 1% - with an astounding real estate portfolio that's worth more than $10 billion.

That's "billion" with a "b."