Here Come the High Rollers

While the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill did too little to address the problem of “too big to fail” banks, one of the big wins for reformers was the bill’s […]
Mary Bottari
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The Six Percenters

Only 6% of Americans think Congress should concentrate on reducing the deficit or changing the tax code, according to the latest CBS News poll. Nearly ten times as many people, […]
Richard Eskow
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Sit Stay A New York Times Chew Toy for Blue Dogs

The conservative wing of the Democratic Party just drove it over a cliff, but you’d never know if from reading Matt Bai’s latest New York Times piece. It’s the latest […]
Richard Eskow
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Tea Party Betrayed Already

I have been writing about the Tea Party, and asking what they will do if/when the DC Republicans betray them. CAF has set up a page for the Tea Party […]

Progressives Fare Better Than Blue Dogs In Contested Races

The conservative Blue Dog House Democrats, who borrowed heavily from Republican and Tea Party themes in an effort to save their jobs, floundered badly Tuesday. Meanwhile, Progressive Caucus members in […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Win or Lose Perriello Reveals Progressive Power

Tom Perriello always knew it would be hard to hold his seat in Congress. The progressive Democrat from Albemarle County, Va. represents a district designed to nullify liberal votes with […]
Zach Carter
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Vote for Hope

The electorate is bitter and angry. It’s no wonder. Foreclosures rise while Wall Street bankers, whose recklessness caused this grave recession, grab million dollar bonuses. Unemployment is stuck at 9.5 […]
Leo Gerard
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Making Sense On Jobs And The Deficit

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Making Sense Health Care Reform

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
Terrance Heath
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Celinda Lakes Advice Dont Swerve Right to Win Blue-Collar Support

Populist Anger And The Midterm Elections View more presentations from OurFuture.org. There are still ways for progressive candidates to win the support of working-class, blue-collar candidates, even in today’s particularly […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Making Sense Making It In America

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]

Making Sense The New Energy Future

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
Bill Scher
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Want To Create Jobs Break Up The Banks

I attended two big economic gatherings this week, one on financial reform organized by finance blogger Mike Konczal for The Roosevelt Institute, another on the economic outlook, presented by the […]
Zach Carter
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Making Sense Social Security

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
Alex Lawson
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Making Sense Curbing Wall Street

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
Zach Carter
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The French Connection That Jailed Banker Raises US Issues

Remember 2003, when so many Americans hated France for refusing to participate in the Iraq invasion? The airwaves were filled with insults about “effete” and “cowardly” Frenchmen, the phrase “cheese […]
Richard Eskow
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Why Wall Street Reform Should Hammer Bank Profits

Of the universal-policy-bloggers who occasionally wade into financial waters, Matt Yglesias is generally one of the best. But sometimes he’s just flat wrong, and his post today on financial profits […]
Zach Carter
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Crony Capitalism Wall Streets Favorite Politicians

A full 90 members of Congress who voted to bailout Wall Street in 2008 failed to support financial reform reining in the banks that drove our economy off a cliff. […]
Zach Carter
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Wall Street Noir Moodys Double Agent Ratings

What happened to Moody’s is what happens to every “agent” who thinks he can serve two masters. The sad thing is that it keeps happening, even though we’ve seen this […]
Richard Eskow
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