This was delivered as the opening address to the Take Back the American Dream Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 18.
Originally published at Capital Gains and Games.
The Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year.
There are people who become the face of a movement. They attend press conferences, head panels at conferences, and claim to speak for those who do not traditionally have a voice.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., explains in this interview with Richard Eskow that progressives can and must win the fight against the right-wing austerity policies wrapped in the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction plan.
A straw poll taken at the Take Back the American Dream conference shows that the "enthusiasm gap" between progressives and President Obama is very real.
I love it when a politician just lets it all hang out and says what he really believes:
At the Take Back the American Dream conference Wednesday, strategies and tactics were weaved with moving personal stories at a session on racial profiling with Gaby Pacheco, Rashad Robinson, Jasiri X, and moderator Cathy Montoya.
At the 2012 Take Back the American Dream conference, activists Amanda Devecka-Rinear, Sarita Gupta, Ai-Jen Poo and Nelini Stamp all spoke at a plenary titled “The 99% Movement: The Next Steps.
Politicians in both political parties are leaning on the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan as a political crutch to make them appear "serious" to the inside-the-Beltway crowd.
There's a march and demonstration taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, June 20) to protest money's corrupting influence in our political process.
At the Take Back the American Dream conference this morning, Paul Krugman reprised what he said on the Colbert Report recently, concerning Ireland's austerity agenda and it's frightening resemblance to Mitt Romney's economic agenda
Conservatives have long sought to condemn the Recovery Act by claiming it failed to prevent unemployment from going higher than 8% as the White House projected.
What is now more clear than ever is that building a progressive political force is a 24/7/365 effort.
It seems like just yesterday Mitt Romney released his 59-page "plan for jobs and economic growth." That's because it practically was just yesterday.
In American politics, especially in post-9/11 politics, what most desperately needs saying is often banished to the realm of the unsayable.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Gains.
When I walked into the "What's Next for the LGBT Community" at the Take Back the American Dream conference, I thought I already knew what I would write about it afterwards.
The Romney v.
This morning Robert Borosage, Melissa Harris-Perry and Van Jones opened the Take Back the American Dream conference, speaking at a plenary titled "Winning in November So We Can Win in December and Beyond.