Havel the Dissident A Legacy Worth Claiming

On a warm evening in 1991, a colleague and I found an out-of-the-way cafĂ© in the old part of Prague. Two men with blank expressions stood outside. The interior was […]
Richard Eskow
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How To Choose So Many Constitutional Amendments

There is a growing movement of people fed up with corporations-as-persons, money-as-speech, elections-for-sale in America. They are ready to amend the US Constitution as the only sure way to reverse […]
Greg Colvin
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Devastating Job-Killing Socialist Regulations

Conservatives, their movement funded by big oil and king coal, constantly complain about “job-killing regulations.” They say that the Environmental Protection Agency is pushing “socialism” because it wants to lower […]

What the GOP Really Wants But Hasnt Gotten (Yet)

The sausage is nearly made. The deal is almost done. Shutdown has been averted. Again. For now. The process wasn’t pretty, and progressives are justifiably disappointed that Democrats gave up […]
Terrance Heath
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Ron Wydens Revenge

In case you were wondering whether the Village would be dizzy with excitement over the Ryan-Wyden plan, here’s NBC’s First Read: *** Wyden gives Romney cover: When he was asked […]
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Did American Workers Get What They Deserved

What did people expect would happen when they voted for Reagan, Bush and other conservatives, or supported their policies? In the Holland (Michigan) Sentinel community columnist Ray Buursma writes, American […]

Why We Must Take Back The Capitol

Keith Chatterton, a 61-year-old former salesman for a building components company, recently told the Syracuse Post-Standard that he hasn’t had a steady job since 2008, even with “days scouring the […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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In Honor Of Mitt Romneys Jobs Plan

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has unveiled a “Jobs Plan.” CAF’s Bill Scher celebrates with his post, Romney “Jobs” Plan Latest Attempt To Copy Bush, The Worst Jobs President Since […]

Newts Ideas

It has come to this. The Republican primary race has become so sad that even Newt Gingrich gets a turn at playing frontrunner. He has long conned much of conservative […]
Bill Scher
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Future Shock and Awe

Listening to Newtie blather on about foreign policy last night reminded me of his gooey, wannabe relationship with the military over the years. I wrote about it back in March […]
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Newt Gingrich Wants to Kill the CBO Messenger

Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games. Former Speaker and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich might well have said that he wants to kill his personal physician because he […]
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No Country For Young Children

When you call yourself a “historian,” you create the implication that you can speak authoritatively about, well, history. But last Friday, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich defied that common sense. […]
Jeff Bryant
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Newts Immodest Proposal

I’m so looking forward to this GOP primary with Newt Gingrich as the front runner. He’s been around for so long, has said so many incredibly idiotic things and continues […]
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Newtie And The Sweet Spot

To those wondering why Newt is doing so well, read this piece by Ben Adler at The Nation. There is one thing he does better than any other politician in […]
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Newt v Mitt Whats The Difference

With one month to go before the Iowa caucuses, the debate among Republican primary voters for the moment is between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. It would be premature to […]
Bill Scher
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Gingrichs Sly Strategy Run Clinton Against Bush

Democrats are salivating — or as Rachel Maddow put it — cheering, screaming, crying — at the prospect of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich becoming the Republican presidential nominee. And […]
Robert Borosage
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Policy By Ego

Many of the big supporters of the Health Care reform have said that the idea was to eventually apply apply its logic to Medicare. That is, that Medicare would eventually […]
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Conservatives Dont Want To Fix Poverty

James Thwinda has a great post up at In These Times about “Why Conservatives Can’t Fix Poverty.” He zeroes in on Newt Gingrich as the prime example of the contemporary […]
Terrance Heath
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What Happens When The Edu-Bubble Bursts

Heard the term “edu-bubble” yet? Chances are you will soon. No doubt you’ve heard of the “dot-com bubble.” And if you’re like millions of Americans, you may be currently experiencing […]
Jeff Bryant
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Restore the American Dream for the 99 Percent

Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus showed their colleagues on the right in what a real jobs bill looks like. And if Republicans still don’t get it, the folks over at […]
Terrance Heath
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How To Create 5 Million Jobs In Two Years

Congress could this week enact legislation, if it chose to, that would create more than 5 million jobs in the economy over the next two years. That works out to […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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The GOP Payroll Tax Plan Does So Stink

No doubt Republicans know the fight over extending the payroll tax is one they could lose. Thus, they’ve pivoted away from opposing the extension, and have presented a plan of […]
Terrance Heath
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Decoding the Payroll Tax Debate [radio interview - KPFK]

This morning I appeared on KPFK’s Uprising program with Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss the “payroll tax holiday” debate now going in the Senate. There’s a lot of confusion around this […]
Richard Eskow
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That Other Economic Plan

Lest we forget, there is an alternative. If it weren’t for Rand worshipping lunatics and corporate lackeys, this is what would be done: Restore the American Dream for the 99% […]
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Republican Joke Bill Reveals Weak Hand On Payroll Tax Cut

Congressional Republicans have been in disarray since the President cranked up the pressure to extend the payroll tax cut before it expires this month, with some leaders swearing that Republicans […]
Bill Scher
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The Forgotten Leading Actor In The American Dream Story

When Newt Gingrich maligned our “truly stupid” child labor laws and suggested that children 14 and under be put to work cleaning their schools, he sparked the outrage the former […]
Robert Borosage
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