Mitt or Santorum It Hardly Matters

Don't get too distracted by the fissures in the Republican electorate revealed in Tuesday night's Iowa caucus vote. On basic economic issues, in fact, the candidates are remarkably united; there's hardly eight votes worth of difference between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Break Up Bank of America Before it Breaks Us

On Monday, Bank of America (BofA) stocks briefly traded for under $5. Yes, you could buy a share of BofA for less than the noxious debit card fee they tried […]
Mary Bottari
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Newt v Mitt Whats The Difference

With one month to go before the Iowa caucuses, the debate among Republican primary voters for the moment is between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. It would be premature to […]
Bill Scher
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Its Not About Cordray

It seems ages ago (Doesn’t it?) that progressives were pushing hard to get Elizabeth Warren appointed to head her brainchild, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We know how that worked […]
Terrance Heath
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Move Your Money Moved 50 Million; Goal Is 1 Billion

The New Bottom Line, one of the organizations leading the “move your money” movement and the national “Bank Transfer Day” on Saturday, announced today that nearly $50 million had been […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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The 99 Seek a Just Economy Not Just an Economy

Republicans jammed together a mess of old, failed and vague schemes and called it a jobs bill. Sen. John McCain conceded the reason for the rehash: “Part of it is […]
Leo Gerard
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Can a Movement Save the American Dream

Co-written with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Originally published at The Nation. On October 3 activists from across the country will gather in Washington at the Take Back the American Dream conference, […]
Robert Borosage
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Nurses to Obama Heal America Tax Wall Street

Janesville, WI — As President Obama gets ready for his big jobs speech Thursday, America’s nurses have a message for him. “Heal America, Tax Wall Street!” the signs read as […]
Mary Bottari
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We Cant Cut Our Way To Prosperity

The following is an oped published in USA Today, rebutting the paper’s editorial stance against additional stimulus. You can read the editorial board’s case here. Twenty-five million people are in […]
Robert Borosage
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Senate Should Stop The Banks Debit Card Money Grab

One of Wall Street’s most brazen disinformation campaigns ever on behalf of a naked money grab from consumers comes to a head on the Senate floor this afternoon, in a […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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High Noon On Wall Street

The bankers are endangering innocent people, their pals are roughing up the law, and the people who should be helping out are sitting on the sidelines doing nothing You can […]
Richard Eskow
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Why Elizabeth Warren Scares Republicans

“There is only one person who should lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and that is the brilliant advocate who championed it, the remarkable administrator who has helped get it […]
Brian Dockstader
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Gingrich Calamity Newt Asks the Right Question

Less than a week after launching his presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich’s candidacy has already been declared "done" and "over" by conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer. Gingrich’s mouth—always faster than his brain—has […]
Robert Borosage
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Wall Street Guilty As Charged

In a piece called “Wall Street: Not Guilty,” financial columnist Roger Lowenstein attempts to defend Wall Street against allegations that it’s a viper’s nest of rampant criminality. His mischaracterization, mockery, […]
Richard Eskow
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Forget Raj Too Big to Fail is Still Too Big to Jail

Some of the headlines about the conviction of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam are misleading or just plain wrong. The Rajaratnam guilty verdict won’t “change the way Wall Street does […]
Richard Eskow
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Deficits Are the New Iraq

Before President Obama announced Bin Laden’s death the big topic in Washington was the deficit. Pundits and politicians alike eagerly anticipated a possible “bi-partisan” budget-cutting deal forged by “selfless” Republicans […]
Richard Eskow
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Hold On Alabama Your Countrys Here For You

The President’s plane touched down at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport at 10 am this morning, local time. That’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. These are the moments that bring us together as a […]
Richard Eskow
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Wanted An Opposition Party Not a CenterRight Coalition

Only two budget proposals are being ‘taken seriously’ in Washington right now. One adopts the rhetoric of “austerity economics,” that grab-bag of right-wing misconceptions that’s weakened the British economy and […]
Richard Eskow
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Merchants of Danger

Fukushima is “a very huge disaster that has caused very large damage at a nuclear power generation plant on a scale that we had not expected,” according to the deputy […]
Richard Eskow
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Fukushima USA Hell or High Water

SoSome politicians are so determined to serve their corporate patrons that even disasters like Fukushima can’t lessen their anti-government zeal. The expression for that kind of determination is “Come hell […]
Richard Eskow
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