Austerity -- cutting government benefits and services -- is not the path to fixing deficits.
Paul Krugman today:
I see that the New York Times is helpfully reframing the election away from jobs and the economy.
Americans now stand a greater chance of dying from the effects of austerity than being killed in a car crash. At least that's what a new report suggests, if you read between the lines.
America's billionaires have realized they really don't have to bother convincing a majority of people to vote their way. They can put their cash instead into campaigns to keep the hard-to-convince from voting.
David Corn at Mother Jones has released another Romney video. This one's from a Bain Capital meeting in 1985 in which Romney says Bain's business model is to acquire companies and then "harvest them at a significant profit" in five to eight years.
Get the word out. The movie Won't Back Down is another propaganda product of the corporate/conservative machine, put in theaters to get you to support union busting and school privatization.
Earlier this week, The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza wrote a piece that began with what was intended as a rhetorical question: "Quick, name President Obama’s best moment in the 2012 campaign so far? What about Mitt Romney’s high point?"
It's one of the dumbest, most insulting, dismissive, and frequently heard bits of rhetoric spewed forth from the sneering mouths of conservative pundits and politicos. So, it stands to reason that congressional Republicans would like to make it the law of the land.
The Department of Labor has announced a new "Make it in America Challenge" to American businesses, to "to accelerate the trend of insourcing, where companies are bringing jobs back and making additional investments here in America.
The presidential campaign is in high gear, and both candidates are firing back and forth with "I can do more to save manufacturing than you can" and "I can do more about China than you can."
They call it the "fiscal cliff," but it's Social Security that's going to be pushed over it, unless we speak out now.
This is awful, but I expect it happens every day and is only getting worse with the GOP assault on the "parasites":
The Huffington Post's new online video component is called HuffPost Live.
Mitt Romney arguably lost Ohio on November 18, 2008, when he penned an oped titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Today, 64% of Ohio voter
Strange stories from the newswires: Thousands of Wall Street traders subscribe to "financial astrology" newsletters. A series of wealthy Americans erupt into rage-filled public outbursts. Mitt Romney wonders why you can't open a jet's windows in mid-flight.
Ohio is the center of the Presidential election, and the center of the fight over manufacturing policy and trade policy.
People want the President to exert leadership to turn things around.
Well here's a surprise: conservatives and oil interests are pushing deceptive and destructive stories about President Obama and clean energy.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been all bluster and no action on China's cheating on trade, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said today, and the proof is in a bill that would address China's cheating that is currently languishing in the House despite broad, bipartisan support.