It’s altogether fitting that this week’s marking of the 11th anniversary of the No Child Left Behind legislation coincided with yet another groundbreaking, revolutionary, radical advocacy piece for “fixing” America’s […]
The job of Treasury secretary is arguably the most important one President Obama will fill in his second term. It’s certainly the choice that will most affect the American people’s […]
Congressional Republicans are really struggling to come up with a strategy for avoiding the blame if they refuse to raise the debt limit, allowing the Treasury to pay off the […]
How many real and serious national problems can you list? And how many obvious solutions can you come up with literally off the top of your head? Now an experiment: list how many of them are being worked on by our DC elites or even discussed my our elite media? The answer is none.
Who knows if this is serious? But McConnell could very well end up with a Tea Party challenger.
A growing number Republican Governors are refusing to expand their state Medicaid programs. The Supreme Court weakened the Medicaid expansion written into the Affordable Care Act, when it ruled that […]
I hope Greg Sargent is right about this. It sure sounds like Boehner and McConnell are hedging to me. If they are,then that means any more "offers" from the Democrats to make a "big deal" are offers the Democrats want to make, not ones they have to make.
In the earlier post, ANOTHER Report On Jobs Lost To China “Trade” I wrote about a new report titled, The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment. This report showed […]
Last week, as Congress opened its new session, two regular Joes – Sen. Manchin of West Virginia and Vice President Biden of Delaware – gave a hand to Sen. Mark […]
It must’ve been like old home week when the old gang of Wall Street and Washington insiders finalized a couple more cushy settlements last week. Everybody knew the drill: Ignore the […]
In DC the geniuses are busy with the billionaire agenda, fighting the things We, the People do to make our lives better.
The Bush years gave America’s rich new and unprecedented preferential treatment at tax time. The fiscal cliff deal enacted in the early moments of 2013 leaves that preferential treatment in […]
It turns out, hacking away at government's budget cuts off growth.
Senate Republicans have been using filibusters to block .
Here we go again.
Three public figures associated with the movement to cut government spending – marketed in this country as “deficit reduction” – appeared in the news this week. It was like a […]
After a day or so of public shaming by fellow Republicans like New Jersery Gov. Chris Christie, and New York Rep. Peter King (R, N.Y. 3), House Republican leadership managed […]
Bloggers have learned some hard lessons about engaging with right-wing nutcases who leave nasty comments: "Don't feed the trolls.
The December Jobs Report is a warning to Washington: This economy is growing – with 155,000 new jobs and 7.
Overlooked in the aftermath of the “fiscal cliff” deal and the questions about what spending cuts may be around the corner, was this part of President’s Obama statement following the […]
Imagine a nation with a terrible problem – one its leaders refuse to discuss. The problem will needlessly drain trillions of dollars from its economy in the next ten years. […]
When I read David’s post about the intransigence of the Confederate rump of the Republican Party, I thought of this tweet from the other night: Buzzy: @reptomprice told WMAL this […]
TODAY is a day of action demanding that the Senate fix the filibuster and make them talk. Pick up the phone right now and urge your Senator to support Senate Rules Reform. Call 1-866-937-5062 or text FIXTHESENATE to 69866.
Washington is careening off the fiscal cliff smack into the debt ceiling. These mind-numbing mixed metaphors are not the currency of a well-governed nation. Once more, Washington is fixated on […]
Progressives ranging from Paul Krugman, Noam Scheiber, Greg Sargent and OurFuture.
Now that the "fiscal cliff" deal has gone down, we have a couple of months to argue over the "winners" and "losers" before the country is dragged into the next of DC's.
Congress and the media paid homage to the agenda of the billionaires and Wall Street, with the manufactured "fiscal cliff" PR campaign frenzy that just ended. So now can we get back to the country's priorities? Can we talk about jobs now?
The filibuster used to be an important tool that gave the minority a voice in the Senate.
Early this morning, the Senate passed the fiscal cliff deal by 89-8, a margin virtually guaranteeing that it will survive in the House.