Wall Street Moves In For The Kill

Wall Street isn't just trying to get another friend into a powerful position and win back taxpayer guarantees. It wants to make its own agenda seem inevitable. It wants to crush an incipient populist resistance.
Richard Eskow
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Urgent: Tell Congress To Not Reopen The Wall Street Casino

The Wall Street caucus in Congress is trying to slip a major attack on hard-won financial reforms into a spending bill designed to keep the government running. We're asking people to sign an emergency petition.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Time For a Democratic Tea Party?

Can the populist wing of the party expand its influence over the business-friendly wing, and will congressional Democrats will use their leverage to scuttle any White House-blessed bipartisan deals in 2015?
Bill Scher
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Moocher CEOs

CEOs somehow are not derided as moochers, even though their million-dollar pay packages are propped up by tax breaks. It is CEOs, not the working poor, who deserve public scorn for their dependence on government handouts.
Leo Gerard
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The “Ferguson Story” Is America’s Story

Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly assured us that the “Ferguson story” would be over in a week. That was before a grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer for killing Eric Garner, and a Cleveland, OH cop killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Terrance Heath
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Wall Street’s Democrats

America can’t tackle widening inequality without confronting the power and privilege lying behind it. If the Democratic party doesn’t lead the charge, who will?

We Don’t Need More Public Service From Wall Street Bankers

We have a very serious problem of financial regulators who serve Wall Street and not the general public. Our financial regulators have done a terrible job for everyone except the people they are supposed to be regulating.
Dean Baker
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Bernie Sanders Lays Down the Gauntlet

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders put out a 12 point Economic Agenda for America. His reforms break the bonds of the limited debate in Washington, but they already have remarkably strong support in the country.
Bernie Sanders Lays Down the Gauntlet
Robert Borosage
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November Jobs Report: Good News Coming

The Department of Labor's November jobs report exceeded expectations, amid signs that working people may finally be seeing the first signs of the recovery that officially is in its fifth year.
November Jobs Report:  Good News Coming
Robert Borosage
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Low Wage Workers: “We Can’t Breathe”

Even as protests over the Eric Garner grand jury swept the country, low wage workers walked off their jobs in over 180 cities, protesting jobs that leave them with no way to breathe. Senator Sanders stood with them. Will others join?
Robert Borosage
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Award-Winning Story Questions The ‘Charter School Hype’

"Charter schools have been relentlessly marketed as a silver bullet for 'failed' public schools … But as these institutions proliferate, so are troubling reports of what the charter movement has unleashed."
Jeff Bryant
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“We Can’t Breathe”

African Americans still can't fully breathe in America under the smog of racism. It permeates our institutions and inhibits the ability of all of us to breathe. We may not all recognize it, but this is poisoning us all.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Why Demographics Can’t Save the Democrats – But Populism Can

The “rising American electorate” is sinking, along with many other Americans, into an economic quagmire. If Democrats don't address their needs, they won't just fail to win new voters. They could also lose the ones they have.
Richard Eskow
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Fight For $15: Strikes Planned Thursday For Higher Wages

Workers in as many as 190 cities around the country are expected on Thursday to demonstrate for a $15-an-hour wage, building on the foundation of the fast-food strikes of the past year.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Ask President Obama To Fix Overtime Pay

Did you know that lots of workers who used to get overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week ? They used to, now they don't, and President Obama could fix this with the simple stroke of a pen.

A Democratic Party in Search of its Soul

The Democrats' problem in the 2014 election wasn't lacking a common message. It was that its leaders seemed to lack commonly held values. The party doesn't need to find its message. It needs to find its soul.
Richard Eskow
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Chuck Schumer’s Populist Concession

Sen. Chuck Schumer started a brawl when he blamed the Democrats' losses on President Obama's success in passing health care reform. Missed in the hubbub is the surprising populist concession of the senator from Wall Street.
Robert Borosage
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Chuck Schumer Is Wrong. This Is The Real Mistake From 2010.

Pursuing health care reform did not stop President Obama from building on the stimulus. Congress did. President Obama proposed $80B of additional stimulus in June 2010. Blame the 53 Senators who killed it.
Bill Scher
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400 Reasons Our Lives Feel Squeezed

America’s 400 richest are collecting far more of the nation’s income than they did two generations ago — and paying Uncle Sam far less. To fudge these facts, pals of plutocrats are having to work overtime.

The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy

The skyline of New York, and the shadows it casts on all things public, is a physical reminder of how wealth and power get their way without regard for the impact on the lives and neighborhoods of everyday people.
Bill Moyers
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Is The Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

Many Democrats examining what happened in the 2014 midterms are asking "what did the voters want?" But the right question is why did only 36.4 percent of potential voters bother to register and vote?

Giving Thanks For The Strangers

As our family gathers this Thanksgiving, I am struck by the poetry and truth of the president's words in his immigration initiative: We know the heart of a stranger – we were strangers once, too. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Robert Borosage
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Wingnut Week In Review: Ferguson, Goddamn.

This week, the only thing worse than the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, was the right-wing reaction to that decision. […]
Terrance Heath
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Sorkin’s Attack on Elizabeth Warren Misses the Mark

Sen. Warren needs no help defending herself. Rather, it is Andrew Ross Sorkin's New York Times piece that warrants further examination for its failed arguments and the misplaced intensity of his own emotions.
Richard Eskow
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New Republican Plan: Defund Border Security

In other words, if Obama won't bend to Republicans demands, then funding for immigration enforcement will expire. And Republicans will be responsible for ending overnight all America does on a daily basis to secure the border.
Bill Scher
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GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

President Obama, like all 10 presidents since 1956, Republican and Democrat, has issued an executive order on immigration. The order says America will treat 5 million striving unauthorized immigrants with respect.
Leo Gerard
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