I was going to write a "day before" rundown of the Progressive Super Tuesday races, but Howie did such an awesome job that I think it would be superfluous. Please click over and read it, you won't be sorry.
In less than 36 hours, a petition by Rebuild the Dream calling on the Department of Justice to focus on prosecuting crimes done by Wall Street executives during the financial crisis has collected more than 50,000 signatures.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
Madison -- Since September of 2010 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS) has been detailing an ongoing "John Doe" criminal investigation being run out of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office involving Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's former staff and associates.
The current recession will soon become the longest since the Great Depression. The U.S. is losing over 500,000 jobs each month, and a new president, elected overwhelmingly, is pleading for unity and urgent action on a scale not seen since the New Deal.
Once again a Democrat's letting the Right set the terms of the debate.
Sugary soft drinks, as Michael Bloomberg reminds us, do our nation no good. But if we really want to narrow our waistbands, we’re going to have to narrow the income gaps that divide us.
For the progressive movement, it's put up or shut up time in Wisconsin.
Combine a too-optimistic administration with a Republican Party that is sabotaging the economy as a campaign strategy and what do you get? You get today's terrible jobs report.
Today's unemployment report, reflecting an anemic increase of only 69,000 new jobs in May and an unemployment rate up to 8.2 percent, is the best evidence yet that conservative obstruction measures that would put Americans back to work is crippling the economy.