Finally, someone's giving NJ governor Chris Christie (whom fellow blogger Richard Eskow rightly dubbed, "The Heartless, Smug, Bullying Embodiment Of The Republican Party") as good as he dishes out.
President Obama spoke today at the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference in Washington, asking Republicans to stop blocking infrastructure and transportation projects.
(Note - updated with audio of meeting and video of protests taking place outside, at bottom of post.)
Depending on your point of view, the results on austerity are in.
Two Occupy movement volunteers, a Chicago community organizer, an Atlanta health care activist and a crusader against "prison-based gerrymandering" have been nominated for the annual Maria Leavey Tribute Award, which honors an unsung progressive hero.
Bits and bytes would be doing a lot more to help make our lives less nasty, brutish, and short if we shared wealth as routinely as bandwidth. From San Francisco, a new lesson in that reality.
Today's false equivalence award goes to Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein for their Washington Post op-ed titled, Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
People who follow politics often reach the conclusion that average Americans are kind of dopey and don't really understand what's going on.
House Republicans are trying to snooker the public with a vote today, around 12 PM ET, on a sham student loan bill. We need you to call House switchboard at 202-225-3121 NOW, ask for your representative and say "Vote No."
Mitt Romney says government workers are paid too well and in general government is a bad thing.
Forgery. Perjury. Investor fraud. Bribery. Money laundering. The body of evidence against individuals at the nation’s biggest banks is overwhelming. Nothing speaks louder about the banks’ guilt than this evidence - nothing, that is, except the billions they’ve paid to settle the charges.
So the "general election has begun" proclaims The Hill, and the exhortations from the punditry are for candidates to either,
This week President Obama derided the draconian budget conceived by Rep.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, notorious for his flip-flops on a broad array of issues, seems to maintain this tendency when he's addressing policies governing education and public schools.
In today's Progressive Breakfast: Republicans say student-loan interest rates are high because of "Obamacare." House Republicans are trying to block the Violence Against Women act, using a ruse. They oppose the Dream Act and offer a false compromise to make it look like they support the concept.
Genuine mental illness is a human tragedy that afflicts both the sufferer and those around him or her.
Tuesday the Senate voted 54 to 45 to reject a resolution disapproving of the NLRB decision to speed up union elections. The new rules take effect Monday. This is a victory for working people.
Click here to tell Congress: Don't Double Student Loan Interest Rates!
I'm in Michigan to cover the GE shareholder meeting tomorrow.