Jeb! Cracks the Whip

As a result of Bush’s “work harder” scolding, Americans know what that symbol is at the end of the name Jeb! on all his presidential campaign literature. It’s a whip handle and blood splotch. As President, he’d crack Americans into shape.
Leo Gerard
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Hillary Clinton’s Economic Story: Stuff Happens

Hillary Clinton presented what aides described as a framing speech for her economic policy on Monday. Her speech reflected both the scope and the limits of the populist advance in the Democratic debate.
Robert Borosage
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Seven Things You Should Know About Scott Walker

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has scored the biggest sugar daddies in the GOP presidential primary, but it may not be enough to get him the Republican presidential nomination, or the White House.
Terrance Heath
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Scott Walker Begins His 2016 Run for the White House

Scott Walker will announce for president today. After standing for 25 primary and general elections in 25 years, Walker has now set his eyes on the White House. Here is what you need to know about Walker’s record.
Mary Bottari
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Wingnut Week In Review: Lowering The Flag

The Confederate battle flag at South Carolina’s capitol was finally lowered today, after flying for more than half a century. Many American’s cheered as the symbol of hatred and bigotry finally came down. Wingnuts, not so much.
Terrance Heath
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Now That The Confederate Flag Is Down, We Must Banish Its Legacy

As of this morning, the Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina’s capitol. The work to remove this symbol of hatred from the capitol is finished. Now begins the work of exorcising the legacy of the past it represents.
Terrance Heath
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Careful How You Attack Jeb

Jeb's not wrong to focus on the problem of underemployment, and it does Democrats no good to mock him when he does. Where Jeb is vulnerable is that he offers no serious solution to the problem.
Bill Scher
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Schumer Takes the Low Road to Fund a Transportation Bill

Democrats should be championing tax reforms that call on multinational corporations to pay more, not less, of their profits toward the infrastructure and services that support their profit-making.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Help Save Our Public Postal Service

A financial crisis is being engineered to get people complaining about the "slow, inefficient" Post Office. It's time for the public to demand that Congress act to end the crisis.

On Shark Week, Watch Out For These Financially Vicious Sharks

Loan sharks, in the form of payday lenders, claim more victims each minute than aquatic sharks do in a year. But unlike the shark attacks you see on Discovery Channel, there are surefire ways to prevent getting bitten.
Cormac Close
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What Happens After The Confederate Flag Comes Down

South Carolina's Senate vote to remove the Confederate battle flag is an important first step towards honestly addressing our shared history, and the ways its legacy still haunts us 150 years after the end of the Civil War.
Terrance Heath
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There’s Always Money for the Boss

After President Obama proposed making more workers eligible for overtime, the National Retail Federation said “there’s no magic pot of money” to pay overtime. There is, however, always a big fat magic pot of money to pay CEOs.
Leo Gerard
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The Greeks Say No

The Greeks have refused to accept the harsh punishment that Europe prescribed for them. Europe's effort to topple the Syriza government has failed. Now Europe must decide how it will react to the voice of democracy.
Robert Borosage
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Jobs Report: Flat Wages, Shrinking Workforce

The June jobs report shows more of the same: steady but slow jobs growth. Wages and hours were flat. The recovery continues but workers still are seeing few of the rewards.
Robert Borosage
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I’m Endorsing and Volunteering for Bernie!

When I ended my third term as president of CWA, I pledged to help build the "movement of 50 million for economic justice and democracy." Today, I am endorsing Bernie Sanders for president and volunteering to help in his campaign.

Losing Their Grip

The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums. Why aren’t they making more noise about the string of fires destroying southern black churches?

Greece’s Agonies, Europe’s Shame

Greece is now on the brink. The referendum on July 5 offers Greek voters only a choice of calamities. The common narrative of this crisis is deeply misleading. Greece's failure is, in the end, Europe's shame.
Robert Borosage
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Five Things To Know About Chris Christie

It’s official. Chris Christie is running for president. The only reason for Christie’s run appears to be either his outsized ego or deep delusion about his chances of winning.
Terrance Heath
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Obamacare Reconciliation

Republicans have failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in spite of two appeals to the Supreme Court and 67 votes to do so in Congress. They need to stop trying to slaughter a law that’s helping millions.
Leo Gerard
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GOP Budget Cuts Limit Choices for People Needing Food Aid

Cuts in federal food assistance programs have led to decisions to make some foods off-limits to low-income families using the aid. And that's just one of the consequences of years of conservative budget austerity.
Joshua Ferrer
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