AT&T looks to be shooting for a double-bad award right now.
A trio of governors and a duo of lieutenant governors last week dined on pink slime burgers and pronounced them mouth-wateringly-delicious-and-nutritious as TV cameras rolled on their barbeque in a Nebraska factory that manufactures the stuff. Shoppers have reacted somewhat d
The Progressive Caucus Budget for All, the embodiment of the progressive vision for rebuilding the economy, was voted down overwhelmingly on the House floor Thursday.
In 2010, as the economy began its slow recovery from the Great Recession, a new study shows the richest 1 percent of Americans captured a staggering 93 percent of all income growth, while the incomes of most Americans stagnated. Ninety-three percent. Occupy that. The 1 percent are back.
... is separation from reality caused by internalizing decades of endlessly repeated right-wing propaganda. This time it shows up in a discussion of the effect of top tax rates by Christina Romer. I hate to pick on Romer again, but...
“There was clearly something wrong with the U.S. economy long before the crash.” Consensus
The following is an official statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council.
As I wrote yesterday, at this point it no longer matters whether or not Mitt Romney takes the positions he does because he truly believes they are right or to satisfy conservatives in his party. The right-wingers who own his party will demand his fealty, if Romney wants the Republican nomination.
In January I called attention to the work of our former colleague Anne Thompson, who captured video of presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying that he supported ensuring that the minimum wage kept pace with inflation.
Unions have been fighting the 1% vs 99% fight for more than 100 years. Now the rest of us are learning that this fight is also OUR fight.
GOP White House hopefuls want taxes on the rich cut even lower than they've already been cut. What might a tax-the-rich-even-less future bring? The land of the kiwi offers one frightful answer.
"Producers" and "parasites." Cruel language justifying extreme greed seems to be mainstream now. Even Presidential candidates feel free to disparage 99% of us!
On Wednesday the House voted to extend a two-year federal worker pay freeze an additional year. These workers, instead of getting a raise at the end of 2012, will have to wait until the end of 2013. (The House vote and our analysis is posted on our sister site, TheMiddleClass.org.)
Servitude: "a condition in which one lacks liberty especially to determine one's course of action or way of life"
Here it comes again.
Bachmann is gone.
In the iconic Christmas film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” an angel offers the beleaguered main character, George Bailey, the stark choice between a hometown named for a cruel banker or […]
When you call yourself a “historian,” you create the implication that you can speak authoritatively about, well, history. But last Friday, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich defied that common sense. […]
Fire all the janitors and make poor kids clean their schools? Zap Korea with an airborne superlaser that’s never worked during testing? Ignore global warming and plan to re-engineer the […]