The War On Women Is a Class War

Last week the voters delivered their verdict on what has come to be known as “the Republican War on Women”: They’re against it. We’ve had decades of relentless class warfare […]
Richard Eskow
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Progressive Messaging Wins – Just ask Tammy Baldwin

In a night that was full of sweet victories, few were sweeter than Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s successful bid for Wisconsin’s senate seat. As she said in her acceptance speech, it […]
Terrance Heath
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Most Effective Ads Aimed at Bain, Bailout, Blue-Collars

In his “Fact Checker” column last week, Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post wrote that “Negative ads often work. But clearly some negative ads work better than others.” He then […]
Steve Cobble
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Revisiting E.J. Dionne’s Insight

In his brilliant, day-after summation of the “new majority” that made up Barack Obama’s winning re-election vote, E. J. Dionne wrote this paragraph: “It cannot be forgotten that saving General […]
Steve Cobble
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The Grand Betrayal

The following was originally published in The Nation. With the election behind us, President Obama and the lame-duck Congress return to Washington to face a fiscal showdown, occasioned by automatic […]
Robert Borosage
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Waging Class War

There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning. —Warren Buffett In 2012, class warfare broke out in American politics. And […]
Robert Borosage
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Paul Ryan: “Idea Man” Seeks Mandate

I’m no doctor, but defeated Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan may still be too “shell-shocked” to resume his role as the right’s “idea man,” if his latest addition to the […]
Terrance Heath
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Election Did Not Change The Fiscal Cliff Outlook

Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games. Last week’s election results did not change my opinion that we’re more likely to go over the fiscal cliff than to avoid it. […]
Stan Collender
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Economists Say Jobs First; Reject The Grand Swindle

The fight to head off a so-called “grand bargain” that would end up being a grand swindle of economic recovery and opportunity for working-class Americans gets kicked up another notch […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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The “Fiscal Cliff” Is a Hoax … and a Mel Brooks Routine

They’re dashing through the corridors of power in Washington with appropriately grim expressions this week. Congressional leaders are talking about the upcoming ‘fiscal cliff,’ which journalists are dutifully describing as […]
Richard Eskow
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The “Fiscal Cliff” Is a Hoax … and a Mel Brooks Routine

They’re dashing through the corridors of power in Washington with appropriately grim expressions this week. Congressional leaders are talking about the upcoming ‘fiscal cliff,’ which journalists are dutifully describing as […]
Richard Eskow
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Stop The Grand Swindle

Election Day was a smashing victory for progressives and middle-class populism. But the deficit hysterics, budget slashers and Social Security haters refuse to heed our voices. Within hours of the […]
Roger Hickey
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Election 2012 and Our Sensible Super Rich

We’ll never know exactly how much America’s super rich pumped into the 2012 elections. Hundreds of millions in “dark money” — contributions laundered through hyper-politicized nonprofits like the U.S. Chamber of […]

The Grand Swindle – Veterans on a Cliff

Every year our leaders honor our nation’s veterans with flags and parades. Are they also about to betray them this year with a backroom deal? Words won’t be enough this […]
Richard Eskow
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It’s A White Problem, Not An Age Problem

By Digby As I wrote yesterday, I agree with David’s post below. I honestly think that ideology probably mattered far less than a rejection of the general meanness and lack […]
Digby
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Jobs and Growth, Not Austerity

In addressing the deficit today, President Obama opened his remarks with the crucial truth: “at a time when our economy’s still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has […]
Roger Hickey
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A Nation In Progress

In the words of the old spiritual, “My Lord, what a morning!” Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign was defined by an iconic poster bearing the single word: “Change.” Obama’s victory in […]
Terrance Heath
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The Real Mandate: Voters Want Jobs, Not Austerity

Washington is headed immediately into the fiscal showdown, with fierce pressure to use the arbitrary year-end deadline for the termination of various tax cuts and the automatic cut or sequester of some 9 percent of discretionary spending to force a grand bargain.
Robert Borosage
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Sensata Vs Solyndra

The public looked at the stories about Solyndra and Sensata and voted. They voted for clean energy jobs IN the US, not for vulture capitalism that ships our jobs and […]

Democracy Pushes Forward

In the last election the forces of concentrated wealth and corporate power played the same old divide-and-conquer game they have been playing for decades, but this time it didn’t work! […]

Obama has political capital. He should use it.

So, let's get this straight: A Republican President is re-elected in 2004 with 284 electoral votes and the pundits say he has the "political capital" to push an extreme right-wing mandate.
Richard Eskow
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Say Goodbye To These Middle-Class Zeros

Though the balance of power in the House did not change significantly Tuesday, there is one noteworthy bright spot: As of midday today 10 of the 181 members who received […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Election 2012: First Take

“The one word description of this election is spelled J-E-E-P,” said a friend early Tuesday evening. “This proves you can’t keep giving the finger to the American people and be […]
Robert Borosage
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