Europe Rejects Austerity Will the US

Europeans across the continent are rising up against austerity policies — turning out politicians who enforce them, no matter what their party allegiance.
Robert Borosage
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Meet The Maria Leavey Tribute Award Finalists Jonathan Westin

The five finalists for the Sixth Annual Maria Leavey Tribute Award have been announced, honoring the person in the progressive movement whose behind-the-scenes work and selfless service has made an invaluable contribution to social justice.
Bill Scher
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Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte How Bank of America Silenced a Whole Town

You don't have to be good at your job to earn seven million dollars in a year. All you need is a few friends in the right places - places like the Federal Reserve, the Justice Department and the Treasury Department. As the song says: "If I had a friend like Ben ..." (Bernanke, that is.)
Richard Eskow
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The Importance of Being Romney

Last month, blogs were abuzz about recent studies suggesting that wealth reduces compassion — that increasing wealth corresponds with decreasing empathy for others.
Terrance Heath
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Conservatives Again Risk Higher Student Debt To Protect The Wealthy

Senate Republicans today filibustered the effort to prevent federal student loan rates from doubling, once again obstructing the majority and putting the finances of millions of college students at risk for the sake of protecting the leather wallets of the 1 percent.
Isaiah J. Poole
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ObamaCare Pays Off – in Real Cash

In a famous “Laugh In” sketch, Lily Tomlin, playing arrogant operator Ernestine, telephones a customer to demand payment of $23.
Leo Gerard

Tavis Smiley Says Fight Poverty With Living-Wage Jobs

As the political establishment prepares to do battle Friday over what is likely to be another mediocre jobs report, talk-show host Tavis Smiley this afternoon called for a living-wage jobs program as part of an all-out offensive against poverty in America.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Sarkozys Footsteps Will the Democrats Be Next

And another one bites the dust. French President Nicolas Sarkozy just became the latest politician to lose his job because he wouldn't let economic experience—or political common sense—sway him from the path of austerity.
Richard Eskow
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Tell The Senate To Act On Student Loan Debt

As the Senate prepares to vote Tuesday on legislation that will stop a scheduled doubling of the rate on Stafford student loans on July 1, conservatives are engaged in a shameless (and shameful) effort to detail the effort.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Geithner’s World Part 1 Three Years of Immunity for Bad Bankers

Here's a walk down memory lane that's worth taking, even if it makes your blood pressure spike a little: Three years ago Tim Geithner was in the position of having to explain why the Federal government wasn't going to nationalize the nation's failing banks.
Richard Eskow
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Jobs Report This Isnt Working For Working People

The economy produced only an additional 115,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate going down to 8.1 percent only because some 342,000 people dropped out of the labor force.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Meet The Maria Leavey Tribute Award Finalists Peter Wagner

The five finalists for the Sixth Annual Maria Leavey Tribute Award have been announced, honoring the person in the progressive movement whose behind-the-scenes work and selfless service has made an invaluable contribution to social justice.
Bill Scher
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Get US Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Rep. Keith Ellison is a speaker at this year's Take Back The American Dream conference in Washington, DC. Register today! Early-bird registration expires May 3.
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When Liberals Attack Social Security Drum v Lieberman

"Hmm," writes a blogger. "Liberals need to get off their fainting couches." It's in an argument for cutting Social Security benefits - and it comes from a liberal. Benefit cuts would hurt millions of disabled and elderly people, harm our economy, and wound our social character.
Richard Eskow
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Mayday Mayday Mayday

Mayday. Mayday. Mayday. This is the United States of America. Our pilot and crew are under the influence of unseen forces. Our position is unknown and our time is growing short. We have 311 million souls on board. We are in urgent need of assistance.
Richard Eskow
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Republican Noise Machine Accuses President Of Politicizing 9-11

The full Republican media "noise" machine is rising up in a full-scale "hissy fit" because the President pointed out that Osama bin Laden was killed a year ago, under his watch. They are pretending to be absolutely outraged, accusing the President of politicizing the killing of bin Laden.

Meet The Maria Leavey Tribute Award Finalists Samantha Corbin

The five finalists for the Sixth Annual Maria Leavey Tribute Award have been announced, honoring the person in the progressive movement whose behind-the-scenes work and selfless service has made an invaluable contribution to social justice.
Bill Scher
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Lets Stop The Apple Tax Dodge

In one sense, Sunday's New York Times story on how Apple avoids paying U.S. taxes is not a surprise.
Isaiah J. Poole
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