Labor’s Fight Is OUR Fight

Unions have been fighting the 1% vs 99% fight for more than 100 years. Now the rest of us are learning that this fight is also OUR fight.

The Private Prison Industry Resistance Isnt Futile

The private prison industry is on the march. In recent months the industry moved to take over 24 state prisons in southern Florida and buy five prisons in Ohio. Now it’s making moves in Michigan. But the industry doesn’t always win. Resistance isn’t futile.
Eric Lotke
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Who Are The 1

Who are the 1%? Who is getting rich exploiting the 99%? Meet the worst of the 1%.

Were A Country Deal With It

Again and again (and again and again) we hear -- and learn the hard way -- that our "keep government out of it" approach to economic and manufacturing policy is hurting us.

Non-Aggression Tack

EJ Dionne thinks that Democrats should be wary of getting too cocky because the Obama lead is fragile and the Republicans might just decide to be sane before the election:
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9 Crazy Things Mitt Romney Believes

I believe for every drop of rain that falls, A flower grows. Tom Jones Mitt Romney’s economic address at Ford Field in Detroit received more attention for the empty seats in the cavernous field than for the similarly vacant words in his address.
Robert Borosage
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Rick Santorum Political Hack

Now that my post-20th-GOP-debate waves of nausea have subsided, I'd like note one good thing that came of the whole ordeal.
Terrance Heath
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Scamming the Big Money Boyz

So I've been wondering here lately about why these campaigns cost so much more than they did just a few years ago. What are these Super PACs spending all their billionaire contributions on anyway? Well, surprise ...
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Politicians Increasingly Dancing With Billionaires Who Brung ‘Em

Our politicians are doing and saying increasingly incomprehensible things. The separation from regular people is unbelievable. But in politics you "dance with the one that brung ya," and these things become comprehensible and believable when you look at who is bringing them to the dance.

The Presidents Corporate Tax Message Say What

The Obama administration released a “framework” for corporate tax reform yesterday, proposing to lower corporate tax rates, and pay for that by closing various corporate tax loopholes.
Robert Borosage
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More DeMarco Outrage You Wont BELIEVE Who Hes Considering for Fannie CEO

The other day we appeared on Sam Seder's program, The Majority Report, to discuss the radical-right ideology of Edward DeMarco, a Bush appointee who became Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and continues in that role because Congress won't confirm President Obama's nominee...
Richard Eskow
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Oil Slicks Who Benefits From Gambling on Gas Prices

Anybody who doesn't believe that energy speculators can change election results might want to ask Gray Davis, the former Governor of California who was removed in a recall drive partly prompted by voter frustration over California's ongoing energy crisis.
Richard Eskow
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Gulling the Rubes

Charlie Pierce has the definitive take-down of Ross Douthat and his budding bromance with Rick Santorum. Here's a taste:
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How Power Suits Subvert the Law of the Land

Lawmakers make laws. They don't enforce them. Corporate America understands that difference — and exploits it with a relentless regularity. The latest case in point: the battle over outrageous CEO pay.

Can Democrats Find The Front In The Education Wars

Conventional wisdom among the Very Serious People in Washington DC has long maintained that the severely punitive nature of current policies governing America's public schools cannot be called an "attack" on those institutions or the teachers who inhab
Jeff Bryant
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