GOP Coddles the Rich; Cuts the Rest

Last week, President Obama described the sequestration situation in simple, stark terms: keep it in place and punch the middle class in the gut. Or, he suggested, soften the blow […]
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Rig the Vote

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign […]
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President Obama Must Speak the Word Union Loudly

President Obama demonstrated his gutsiness in recent months by speaking so many words that craven politicians contend cannot be spoken. These are hot-button words like same sex-marriage, immigration reform, gun […]
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Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse

Oscar came to the United States at the age of 16 to work. There were no jobs for him in his native Guatemala, and he felt obligated to help support […]
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Read My Lips: Yes New Taxes

Last week, 11 European nations forged ahead to create a new tax while American Republicans walked backward into a no-new-tax trap. On Jan. 22, the European Union gave 11 member […]
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Wal-Mart, Armstrong Seek Redemption Without Remorse

Oddly, the top international cyclist – Lance Armstrong – and the top international retailer –Wal-Mart – revealed last week that they have much in common. No, not doping. It’s their […]
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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 […]
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GOP Uses Government to Hurt, Not Help

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 […]
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Happy Holidays: GOP Delivers Uncertainty to Middle Class

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 […]
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Dethrone Filibuster King McConnell

Mitch McConnell has wielded the filibuster as a weapon against a founding principle of the United States of America – self-governance by majority rule.
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Republicans Trying to Blackmail the President. Again.

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 […]
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Romney Willing to Win Without Honor

Mitt Romney kept quiet last week when the subject was rape and God’s will. He remained silent the week before when the news was all about Illinois factory workers pleading […]
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China Exports Trouble to U.S.

Over the years, China exported all sorts of toxic, dangerous and killer products to the United States.
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Sensata: The Reason Romney’s Wrong for America

Every day President Obama reads and responds to letters from citizens. This illustrates his basic philosophy: people first. By contrast, for Mitt Romney, profit is the priority.
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Mitt Romney: Magic Man

"I’m gonna float like a butterfly and sting like a bee; George can’t hit what his hands can’t see; Now you see me, now you don’t; He thinks he will, but I know he won’t.
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Better Off? Hell Yes!

Damn right America is better off than it was four years ago.
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Labor Day: Team America, Including Workers, Built That

The GOP, the party of exclusion – no gays seeking marriage allowed, also no Hispanics, no black people, no poor people who are on or ever were on welfare, and no women who are on or ever were on birth control ­– yeah, that private party spent last week taking sole credit for America's greatness...
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Demote, Defang DeMarco

This guy, Edward DeMarco, is deliberately damaging America -- promoting foreclosures, high unemployment and excessive taxes. This guy, the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has aggressively denied help to eviction-imperiled homeowners.
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One Damning Report

It’s a damning report because it says America has endangered itself by allowing both its manufacturing sector and its infrastructure – like dams, roads and bridges -- to deteriorate.
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A Job Creation Saga

The United Steelworkers would not take “shut” for an answer.
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Romney’s Independence Day Advice: Buy Foreign

America commemorates its Independence Day this week with food, festivity and fireworks. To supply these events, Mitt Romney recommends: Buy foreign. Americans naturally think the patriotic choice would be to buy American. But for Romney, capitalism trumps patriotism. Romney goes where the money is.
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Mitt Romney Enjoys Your Pain

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s reaction to high unemployment is creepy. During an interview with CBS reporter Jan Crawford last week, Romney smirked as he mentioned that unemployment has remained above 8 percent for 39 months.
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Romney Economics Cheat Main Street

Mitt Romney made a boatload of money for himself and his fellow fat cats. No doubt about it. Billions. But he made it the way Americans hate most – Wall Street style wheeling and dealing.
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Workers of the World Unite — with Shareholders

At Citigroup, shareholders had their say on CEO pay -- and they yelled, "No damn way!" Concerted action by shareholders, workers and public interest groups compelled corporate change in several other cases this spring as well. At least three CEOs resigned.
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Workers of the World Unite – with Shareholders

At Citigroup, shareholders had their say on CEO pay -- and they yelled, "No damn way!" Concerted action by shareholders, workers and public interest groups compelled corporate change in several other cases this spring as well. At least three CEOs resigned.
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What’s It All About Romney

“What's it all about, Romney? Is it just for the moment we live? What's it all about when you sort it out, Romney? Are we meant to take more than we give.
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ObamaCare Pays Off – in Real Cash

In a famous “Laugh In” sketch, Lily Tomlin, playing arrogant operator Ernestine, telephones a customer to demand payment of $23.
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