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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The War Against the Republic The Battle of Madison

Sometimes it’s worth looking at current events through the eyes of a historian chronicling the end of an age, or those of a district attorney in a time of corruption. […]
Richard Eskow
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Cuts vs More Cuts Thats No Debate

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Earlier this week, Senate Democratic leaders said their budget would […]
Bill Scher
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Jobs No Narrow Rape Definition Yes

The new Congress was elected by promising things to voters, but now in office they are doing different things. It is as if they said what they needed to say […]

The Wall Street Empire Strikes Back

It’s on. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its report today, and it’s already under attack by the Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse: the Ideologue, the Lobbyist, the Think-Tanker, […]
Richard Eskow
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US Chamber Attacks FCIC as Job-killing Wikileakers

In a response to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission releasing its final report on the financial crisis today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pitched a hissy fit calling the report […]
Mary Bottari
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