Last night in his State of the Union, President Obama presented himself as the champion of the American dream, or in his words, “the American promise” – “that if you worked hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for reti...
We were hoping to get from President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night a bold, galvanizing vision of how the economy could be made to work once again for the 99 percent, the majority of Americans who are being left behind as the nation's wealth flows upward.
I hate to sound Pollyanna-ish, but sometimes the sunny point of view turns out to be right.
There's nothing to see here.
Looking for a new drinking game for the remainder of the Republican debates?
While volunteer after volunteer from each of Wisconsin's 72 counties marched into the state's election board to deposit over one million signatures for the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Walker was no where to be found.
Four years ago, Cooper Tire told its workers they’d have to sacrifice to save the company. With a straight face, Cooper executives said it was essential for the corporation’s survival that workers take tens of millions in pay and benefit cuts.
Like a lot of former Obama voters, I've had my issues with the President.
Today there were reports of an agreement between the nation's five biggest banks, a number of state Attorneys General, and several Federal agencies.
As President Obama takes the stage tonight, he has one major thing going for him. It’s not the economy, which still leaves Americans fearful. It’s not his eloquence; pundits have even taken to disparaging his “full paragraphs” as not as forceful as Gingrich’s sound bites.
This is pretty amazing:
The spiral-to-the-bottom and inequality we are suffering is not an inevitable result of globalization, it is what happens when we don't hold cheaters and exploiters accountable and stop them.
Americans from across the political spectrum are angry that the Wall Street banks blew up the economy and got bailed out, while home owners and taxpayers were stuck with the bill.
The following was originally published by Politico
With George Goehl
Changes in state tax laws now encourage America’s awesomely affluent to create “perpetual” trusts for their heirs.
There is breaking news from Capitol Hill, negotiators have dropped the anti-union language for votes to start a union. Republicans were insisting that no-shows be counted as "No" votes. Delta's check must have been mailed late.
If you want to win a bet next Tuesday, wager your friends that President Obama will say “Made in America” in the State of the Union address. It’s the closest you’ll ever get to a sure thing.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.