That the country faces a crisis of scarcity, and that this means we should take more from those who are struggling, seems to silently undergird much mainstream media discourse.
William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: Paul Ryan could offer up a recipe for bean dip and get it passed, and it still would be dead on arrival in the Senate.
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Sarah van Gelder is cofounder of YES! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahvangelder.