Wall Street’s Bonus Binge in Perspective

A relative handful of Americans, a key congressional panel forecasts, will take home more this year than half the nation’s taxpayers combined. Americans worried about the ever-intensifying concentration of wealth […]

Tim Geithner’s Wrong Again: We Need A Breakup

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on PBS late Thursday said that President Obama doesn’t really want to break up the banks. But one of the authors of a report that looks […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Working Class Has Spoken. Will Democrats Listen?

Massachusetts voters sent a strong signal to Washington lawmakers Tuesday that they want results—and aren’t seeing any. Not on health care reform, not on job creation and not on fixing […]
Tula Connell

The Two-ness of Being Barack Obama, Pt. 2

The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife,—this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this […]
Terrance Heath

Wall Street Rumble: A Fight We’re All Ready To Have

It does not matter whether today’s pronouncement on financial reform by President Obama was prompted by Tuesday’s election disaster in Massachusetts or was a long-building unleashing of his inner populist. […]
Isaiah J. Poole

It’s Official. Corporations Rule.

People have been wondering for years who runs our country. People or wealthy corporations? Today the Supreme Court settled the debate. Today’s decision, Citizens United v. FEC, tilts the balance […]

The Two-ness of Being Barack Obama, Pt. 1

…It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world […]
Terrance Heath

Progressives Issue “Warning” On Debt Commission

Earlier today, progressive leaders representing more than 50 organizations declared their opposition to the Conrad-Gregg debt commission proposal, which is expected to be introduced on the Senate floor soon as […]
Bill Scher

John Judis on the Democratic Challenge

John Judis describes the challenge facing Obama and Democrats well today. A good antidote to the Blue Dog and New Dem tripe that will flood the media. It is a […]
Robert Borosage

The New Democratic Nonsense

Left Out in the Cold The thrill is gone. Now it’s recrimination time. Who is to blame for the end of the romance? A lot of stuff and nonsense will […]
Robert Borosage

Take Action: Time to Stand Up to the Big Banks

On the heels of Elizabeth Warren’s rallying cry for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, Campaign for America’s Future called on our supporters to join the fight. The following call to […]
Robert Borosage

Japan’s Stunning Hubris: Automotive Protectionism

Here’s a scenario you didn’t see: The North American International Auto Show got underway last week and not a single Japanese car was allowed. Such a slight would be unthinkable, […]
Steven Capozzola

A Banker Bonus Dilemma for Reformers

Would a stiff tax on banker bonuses blunt Wall Street profiteering — or let the vast majority of America’s wealthy off the hook? “Wall Street,” the New York Times observed […]

Michael Steele Sides With … Big Banks

Eugene Robinson thinks maybe Michael Steele is crazy like a fox. I think he’s just plain crazy (and only slightly crazier than the GOP for hiring him in the first […]
Terrance Heath

WSJ Calls for More Regulation

Yes, the apostle of free markets, the scourge of regulation and taxation, the bastion of nutcase supply side economics – the Wall Street Journal editorial page – has come out […]
Robert Borosage

The Washington Post: Always Fighting the Wrong War

The Washington Post has an uncanny knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, pushing the wrong policies and making the wrong moves. That’s four wrongs in […]
Richard Eskow

2010: The Futurist Weighs In (Part 1)

It’s the New Year, and I’m celebrating by coming back to work after a three-month sabbatical from CAF. After four years of pretty consistent blogging, I needed some distance, some […]
Sara Robinson

Special – Today Only! Call To Stop the Health Tax

The AFL-CIO has announced that it is coordinating a “National Call-In Blitz” today.. If you call this toll free number – 1-877-3-AFLCIO (1-877-323-5246) – you can “urge your representative to […]
Richard Eskow

Jonathan Chait’s Endless Love

The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait has penned an ode to the excise tax on health benefits. He says his “faith in the Cadillac tax remains ardent,” even after being led […]
Richard Eskow

The Importance of Progressive Primary Challenges

When Sen. Arlen Specter switched from the GOP to the Democratic Party early last year, citing the Republican Party’s extreme shift to the far-right in recent years, many progressives found […]
Brian Dockstader

Negroes Against Apartheid

So who even uses the word “Negro” anymore, much less the phrase “Negro dialect”? Apparently Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a conversation with reporters before Barack Obama became president. […]
Alan Jenkins

A Tax Even Its Defenders Can’t Love

People are saying that the so-called Cadillac tax “might fall flat” and “has real problems.”  And those are its defenders.  I can’t remember any new policy in recent history whose […]
Richard Eskow
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