This Friday we appeared on Thom Hartmann’s television show The Big Picture to discuss a new report on the dimly-lit world of shadow banking. Interesting stuff – we’ll be writing […]
The statisticians were right about the election.
Americans today can take more than inspiration from the struggles against plutocracy that progressives waged years ago. They can take a host of still relevant — and cutting-edge — policy proposals.
Just this: You’ve heard the story many times: Supposedly, any day now investors will lose faith in America’s ability to come to grips with its budget failures. When they do, […]
The term “fiscal cliff” is a one-sided propaganda phrase that misinforms and triggers public fear and anxiety. The fiscal cliff is not a “cliff” and the country isn’t going to […]
Macy’s is sponsoring a big holiday-season event in which empty but glittery baubles are filled with hot air and sent heavenward, then dragged through the streets before cheering and unthinking […]
Happy Thanksgiving in corporate-owned America. Walmart workers are preparing for “Black Friday” actions nationwide as the company continues to drive wages and benefits down. And Thanksgiving-day-parade-company Macy’s CEO is standing […]
A new advertising campaign from three major unions is targeting key congresspeople with a clear message: the way to reduce the deficit is by “creating jobs and growing our economy” […]
You’ve probably heard that Hostess is closing down and putting more than 18,000 people out of work because greedy unions asked for too much. It’s a lie. Ask yourself this: […]
The anti-Social Security propagandists should’ve thought this one through a little more carefully: On the same day that Goldman Sach’s CEO issued his “balanced” demand for Social Security and Medicare […]
Yes, the poor have struggled mightily while our rich have become phenomenally flush. But middle-income Americans haven’t been able to jump off the treadmill either. We’ve all heard plenty of […]
Republicans, the party of the nation’s entitled rich, are holding a knife to the throat of America’s frail recovery. The GOP sore losers have America up against a wall. Republicans […]
Hey GOP, here’s some friendly advice. You know that diverse coalition that carried President Obama to victory (not to mention sending a number of progressives to the Senate, and delivering […]
Building on a recent New York Times article, this weekend National Public Radio wondered if this is Obama’s ‘Roosevelt’ moment.” But the Roosevelt in question isn’t Franklin D. Roosevelt, the […]
I joined Campaign for America’s Future’s Richard Eskow to talk about the “fiscal cliff” scare, austerity, Social Security, Medicare and how we WON the election so we really should be […]
Originally published at Capital Gains and Games. The Dow Jones Industrials Average was in negative territory on Friday morning when congressional leaders emerged from their first fiscal cliff meeting at […]
Gotta hand it to ‘em: Those Wall Street guys are smart. They’ve already found two ways to plunder the nation’s wealth for their own enrichment, and now they’re working on […]
In President Obama’s stunningly convincing reelection, only part of his education policies got reaffirmed — the part he talked about most of the time during the campaign. Meanwhile, the president’s […]
For years now, various gangs of Senators - the Gang of 8, or 6, or 14 - have declared dire deficit emergencies and called for austerity: Cut public spending and cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits, they tell us.
Here’s a little something for the “some things never change” files: Here’s a radio speech 11/5/34 from Chairman Henry P. Fletcher, Republican National Committee: “We face unusual obstacles. Our party […]