The Federal Reserve Board is deciding when to raise interest rates. Its decisions will decide if millions of Americans get jobs or pink slips, whether wages rise or stagnate. Workers need a voice in those deliberations.
Clinton is the prohibitive favorite. Some say a primary contest would be good for her. But the reason we need a populist challenger in the primaries is that we need a big debate about the direction of the country.
About Robert Borosage
Robert L. Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future. The organizations were launched by 100 prominent Americans to develop the policies, message and issue campaigns to help forge an enduring majority for progressive change in America.
Mr. Borosage writes widely on political, economic and national security issues. He is a Contributing Editor at The Nation magazine, and a regular blogger on the Huffington Post. His articles have appeared in The American Prospect, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He edits the Campaign’s Making Sense issues guides, and is co-editor of Taking Back America (with Katrina Vanden Heuvel) and The Next Agenda (with Roger Hickey).