Larry Cohen Explains Why We Need Filibuster Reform

On this week’s Moyers & Company (check local listings), Larry Cohen, president of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense filibuster reform that […]
Bill Moyers
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Pwnd By Faceless Bureaucrats

I’ve never understood why so many people think the Social Security actuaries have always been innumerate morons, but perhaps that’s just a result of the decades of propaganda about government […]
Digby
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Winning By Losing: Yes It’s Progress

Glenn Thrush has an interesting analysis of President Obama’s strategy on gun control and it’s one with which I agree. This truly does seem to be a different approach than […]
Digby
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Obama’s Second Act

F. Scott Fitzgerald warned, “There are no second acts in American lives.” And for recent American presidents, second acts have been brutal. The hope of the first act succumbs to […]
Robert Borosage
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God, Guns, Gays and Conservatism’s Slow Grift

Today, President Obama signed a broad array of executive orders to curb gun violence, in what was the boldest Presidential action against gun violence since the Clinton administration. In a […]
Terrance Heath
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Abolish The Debt Ceiling

The debt-ceiling law is a mistake. All lifting the debt ceiling does is authorize Congress to borrow the money that is needed to pay the bills that Congress has already […]

Call It Corruption Not Ideology

The President of the United States held a press conference with the DC elite press corps. They had the opportunity to ask the President what our government is doing about the nation's most serious problems. They didn't.

Trade that Hurts

“Uncertainty” is the pitchfork that corporations now effectively wield to prod politicians into action. It’s a threat, as in, if Congress doesn’t do this or that, such as avoid the […]
Leo Gerard
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The Chess Master Behind That AIG Lawsuit Story [video]

People were outraged that AIG’s board of directors considered suing its own rescuers last week. As a former AIG employee, I had a slightly different take on that story: The […]
Richard Eskow
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The Debt Sequester Mash Up

Krugman says that he gets phone calls: The White House insists that it is absolutely, positively not going to cave or indeed even negotiate over the debt ceiling — that […]
Digby
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Let’s Pay Our Bills

Sometimes when I get a bill I don’t feel like paying it.
Liz Rose
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JetBlue And Its Friends Are Trying to Ruin Your Old Age

A new press release says that forty more corporate CEOs, including JetBlue’s, have joined a covert lobbying group for Wall Street, billionaires and the defense industry called “Fix the Debt.” Fix the […]
Richard Eskow
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November Trade Deficit Drained $48.7 Billion From Economy

DC frets about the budget deficit, which is money we owe mostly to each other, spent on things we do for each other to make our lives better. But the trade deficit is money that actually leaves our economy, making us poorer and less able to make our lives better.

The Chamber of Commerce Speech We Really Wanted To Hear

The annual “State of American Business” speech delivered today by Thomas J. Donohoe, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was largely predictable and not particularly noteworthy. But it did […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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