Democratic Senator Chris Dodd is in deep trouble. According to Stuart Rothenberg, Dodd is the most vulnerable senator up for re-election in 2010 — despite the fact that he’s coasted to election easily in this deep blue state since his first Senate run in 1980.
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Recent Stories by Robert Borosage
President Obama’s DreamWorks Economy and the Challenge for Democrats
President Obama tells Americans the country is on the right track, but Americans aren't buying.
Republicans to America: Sequester You
Bizarrely, Republicans are beginning to brag about sequestering America.
It’s Back: The Budget Nightmare
Heretics in the Temples of Market Fundamentalism
Beneath the Tea Party-generated gridlock in Washington, continued mass unemployment and growing inequality are confounding the old economic consensus.
Jobs Report: The Tragedy Continues
The October jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an economy that is going nowhere.
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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).
Can the ‘Do-Nothing’ Congress Invest in Infrastructure?
This year’s 113th Congress has been infamous for lackluster performance and extreme partisanship.
Change The Way We Ensure Quality Teachers For Poor Kids
The idea of getting successful teachers to work in schools that poor kids attend is not without merit.
Alec Is Planning For A Busy Year…
As long as politicians are bought and paid for, organizations like ALEC will have dangerous influence over the legislation that effects us all.
12 Fast Facts About Thursday’s Fast-Food Strike
This Thursday, workers at fast-food restaurants nationwide will strike for higher pay and better working conditions.
Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit And The Decline Of The Middle Class
The US has run trade deficits since the late 1970s.
Third Way’s Anti-Populist, Anti-Warren and Deceptive “Dead End”
An almost palpable air of desperation clings to the anti-“populist,” anti-Elizabeth Warren editorial by Jonathan Cowan and Jim Kessler of the corporate-funded Third Way organization.
Obamacare’s 834 Problem Was Social Security’s John Doe Problem
Obamacare's 834 problem, giving erroneous enrollment forms to insurance companies is unlikely to be a fatal flaw.
Lower Corporate Taxes Do Not Equal More Jobs
A new report shows that most of the "job creators" in today's economy are paying some of the highest corporate taxes, while the companies that are paying little or nothing in corporate taxes are the ones that are slashing their payrolls.
How ‘Limited Government’ Is Burying a Generation in Debt
State budget cuts to higher education are driving the cost of tuition to increase twice as fast as the cost of health care.
The Banksters Are Getting Off Easy…
The banksters could be forced to pay tens of billions of dollars more in settlements for crashing our economy.
Here’s A Fresh, New Idea: Hire Some People To Fix Infrastructure!
Ever since the Reagan tax cuts the country has been deferring essential maintenance.
Want to Cut Food Stamp Spending? Raise the Minimum Wage
The right way to cut spending on government assistance is to decrease the need for that assistance, not cut assistance for those in need.
Walmart Should Pay A Living Wage Or Face The Corporate Death Penalty!
It is a privilege to do business in our nation, and our commons makes those huge corporate profits possible in the first place.
Seeking Rents And Magic Misdirection
For a lot of people, government is seen as a simple tool to take their money and give it to people who don't "deserve" it.
The Healthcare Website Works – What Will Media Whip Us Up With Next?
Will the media whip the public up into a fit over the terrible state of the nation's infrastructure? What about the millions of unemployed (and how they could get jobs if we start fixing the infrastructure)? Fat chance.
“Thinking Globally, Acting Locally” In the Minimum Wage Fight
t's beginning to look as if the fight for a livable minimum wage might – just might – alter our political future.
From Rome, Five Essential Insights on Inequality
In plain yet powerful language, Pope Francis is challenging the givens of our deeply unequal world — and helping inspire resistance to it.
A Walmart Thanksgiving, by Charles Dickens
It will be “a pretty high energy day” for employees forced to work on Thanksgiving, said a Walmart executive.
American Workers: From Bounty to Bleakness
At the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans sat side by side with pilgrims – religious leader by huntsman, chief by planter.
For Obamacare, Nothing Succeeds like Success
Despite its flawed roll-out, most Americans are willing to give health care reform time to succeed.