Midterm Ad Watch: The Republican Outsourcers

In 2012, Republicans nominated for president a private equity firm CEO with a record of outsourcing jobs. It did not go well. In several states for the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans have done it again.
Bill Scher
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America’s Grand Fortunes Go Overboard

Forbes doesn’t bother asking how our absurdly rich went about making their fortunes. But we should. Our top 400, after all, haven’t just made monstrously large fortunes. They’ve made a monstrously large mess.

Viewpoint From Honduras

At the deportation center in San Pedro Sula, planes land with over 100 Hondurans a day, returned from our border prisons to their native land. They tell heartbreaking tales of failed attempts to join their families or find work.

Why Change The Way We Talk About Education

Education policy ideas that once seemed so resolute are now shaken by strong voices of opposition. There’s a new book to help us in the serious work of rethinking the nation’s education agenda – by changing the way we talk about education
Jeff Bryant
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Celebrating The Work Of Progressive Champions

On Tuesday night, progressive leaders and activists celebrated champions whose work shows that progressive leadership and governance improve the lives of hard-working Americans.
Terrance Heath
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Midterm Ad Watch: Where Dems Are On Offense

Republicans in swing House districts are having difficulty, because of the shutdown, support for millionaire tax breaks and alleged scandals. Here's where Democrats are on the offense, complicating GOP hopes to fortify its House majority.
Bill Scher
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The Damage From A High US Trade Deficit

Some economists blame upward redistribution of income, which reduces overall demand, for excessive unemployment. However, upward redistribution is only part of the explanation. The trade deficit is a much bigger part of the picture.
Dean Baker
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Budget Cuts Don’t Save Money

Yes, taking money out of the economy actually takes money out of the economy. Yes, cutting the budget for fixing roads and bridges actually means they start to fall apart. Yes, cutting the health budget has an impact on our health.

Happy Halloween from the GOP

Republicans want frightened America to summon the GOP to save the day, like it’s the political version of Ghostbusters. Most Americans, though, see right through the GOP, like it’s a gooey glob of ectoplasm.
Leo Gerard
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Celebrating America’s Future: Light in Dark Times

The news alarms. The elections will deepen obstruction. It is easy to lose heart. But there is a populist movement stirring that has only begun to build, but is likely to transform our country.
Robert Borosage
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Democrats – There’s Still Time

Democrats who campaign with a populist message will do better than Democrats who support the “centrist” — big corporate, Wall Street — positions, according to a newly released campaign memo.

Populism: A Light Against Republican Darkness

As autumn descends on the nation’s capital, people are saying there’s a darkness on the edge of town. It’s born of the fear, pessimism and uncertainty which have become the Republican political brand. But there is an answer.
Richard Eskow
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Wingnut Week In Review: Forever Hold Their Peace

The Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court boosted the number of gay marriage states to somewhere between 30 and 35. Needless to say, the floodgates of wingnuttery opened wide.
Terrance Heath
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Education ‘Reformers’ Have Lost Their PR War, So Now What?

Despite nearly a generation of browbeating and finger wagging, the efforts of the 'education reform' campaign have completely and utterly failed. Popular opinion appears to be more behind public schools than ever. So now what?
Jeff Bryant
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The Three Million Forgotten Victims of the Great Recession

About a million Americans have been unemployed for two years or longer, and approximately 100,000 have been jobless for at least five years. These are the forgotten victims of the economic meltdown triggered by the crash of Wall Street.
Joshua Holland
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Is This The Worst Gaffe of 2014?

Georgia's David Perdue bluntly defends outsourcing. Before that, he was only up 3 or 4 points over Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn. We'll soon see how much points embracing outsourcing counts for.
Bill Scher
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Geithner and AIG: Hard Lessons From the “Bailout Trial”

AIG's lawsuit, which featured testimony from two former Treasury secretaries, is giving the American people some hard lessons in the workings of the bailout process and the shortcomings of our current economic system.
Richard Eskow
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Amazon Responds To Wage Theft Post

Amazon responds to our post on a Supreme Court case involving workers having to undergo screening for stolen goods off the clock. If employees don't actually wait very long to be screened, why not just pay them for their time?

September Jobs Report: The Old Economy Strikes Back

Is there a new foundation for growth in America, as President Obama claims? The September jobs report shows the recovery continues, but most Americans still don't feel it. In fact, the old economy has returned.
Robert Borosage
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MFG! It’s Manufacturing Day!

MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.
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