Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley took to the white board to explain the talking filibuster and why we need to reform the Senate. Merkley White Board: Its time to Reform the […]
News reports say the President’s proposed deal includes the “chained CPI,” which would impose drastic Social Security cuts and tax hikes for everybody but the wealthy. And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi […]
For decades, the conservative agenda rested upon a three-legged stool of "culture war" issues: "God, guns, and gays.
Greg Sargent is reporting tha the White House says they will make sure that the Chained CPI sell-out won't hurt the most vulnerable seniors. I don't know if they are basing this on the Simpson-Bowles formula, but if they are, it's bullshit.
We JUST had an election where the public (not to mention Every.
Apparently, uncertainty is a fate worse than death for a CEO. Billionaires bellyache about it constantly on TV, contending they must know, right now, whether next year’s tax rates will […]
Our leaders in Washington heard from the voters last month.
We have two words for House Speaker John Boehner’s proposal to resolve fiscal showdown. No deal. Campaign for America’s Future co-directors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey both condemned Boehner’s latest offer, […]
If you are looking for thoughtful, informative dialog on the gun issue, take the time to look at Chris Hayes’ show on both days this week-end, if you happened to […]
Michigan Republicans are pushing low wages, claiming that "right-to-work" laws will "attract businesses." Does it work?
Some of today’s most greedy are running giant multinationals. Some are just running their mouths. Their stories remind us just how much needs to change, economically and politically, in the […]
From a tragic weekend, a return to the daily grind of politics. Our hearts may not be in it, but the challenge is undying and the struggle is one: to […]
Senator Jeff Merkley, one of the handful of independent stalwarts on bank reform, today blasted the Attorney General for the Justice Department’s apparent policy of giving big bankers a “get […]
The latest proposal to cut Social Security coming from our out-of-touch DC elites literally says that because old people cut back to cat food when people food is expensive, then […]
Yesterday I noted that the main Senate Republican arguments against filibuster reform pretend that Democrats want to do away with minority filibusters, when in fact the proposals on the table […]
With 17 days as the crow flies before it happens, it's time for me to do something I've been resisting for a week or so: formally increase my odds that we'll go over rather than avoid the fiscal cliff.
Big Banks are famously too big to fail, too big to manage, and too big to prosecute. Now a recent report by the OCC details that they fail to […]
Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan — Republicans continue their assault on unions and worker solidarity – and America’s middle class gets mugged. Corporate profits are at the highest % of […]
Today (Friday) workers and their unions in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and the United States are joining together to demand change at Walmart through the […]
Michigan’s recent battle makes this a good time to explain the union movement’s important role in our economy’s overall health. We’re about to explain why today’s war on unions is […]