When Will the White House Wake Up?

Congress may be gridlocked, but the Obama administration has the power, even without congressional action, to take on the CEO set — and the windfalls that are so enraging average […]

NYT’s David Leonhardt Keeps Clinging to Disproved Ideas

The beat goes on: David Leonhardt, the Times economics blogger and tax supporter, had this exchange regarding the Senate’s health excise tax on NPR’s “Marketplace” program: Leonhardt: (It’s) a tax […]
Richard Eskow

Video Shows Obama Denouncing the ‘Cadillac Tax’

Blogger and video producer Lee Stranahan has produced a video that includes footage of Barack Obama denouncing the so-called ‘Cadillac tax’ during last year’s Presidential campaign. Stranahan, who is an […]
Richard Eskow

In a Lost Decade, We Had Big Winners

By nearly every measure, average Americans lost ground in the “Aughts.” They’ve been losing ground — to the rich — for three full decades now. Will the ‘Teens’ make that […]

The Morality of Health Care Reform, Pt. 7 of 7

i The fury and dialogue catalyzed by Joe Lieberman’s unsurprising treachery on health care reform — along with futile efforts to court Olympia Snowe, and the dealmaking with Ben Nelson […]
Terrance Heath

Pete Peterson Is An Ideologue, Not An Oracle

The New York Times reported today on The Fiscal Times scandal that has the Washington Post on the defensive. And the NYT framed the controversy in the exact right way […]
Bill Scher

People Who Matter

Note: This is an extended version of a “Letter to the Editor” I emailed to Newsweek upon seeing their December 19th issue. I know what was meant by it, but […]
Terrance Heath

Maggie Mahar Fact-Checks the Tax

Respected health writer Maggie Mahar (“Money-Driven Medicine”) got curious and decided to fact-check the excise tax. Wisely, she follows the money – which in the world of health care follows […]
Richard Eskow

True Confessions

In a new piece at The Huffington Post, your humble correspondent begins the New Year in a time-honored fashion: with an act of confession for past sins. The piece is […]
Richard Eskow

Smith Bagley: A Champion Lost

Smith Bagley passed away on Saturday, felled by a stroke on Christmas Eve. I was honored to count him a supporter and a friend. Smith is celebrated for his remarkable […]
Robert Borosage

Learning From The Frustrations Of 2009

Just before the end of the year, Campaign for America’s Future co-directors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey shared what they learned after an action-packed 2009 in the battle for progressive […]
Bill Scher

Bipartisan Blight

Health care reform suffered the torments of partisan obstruction. Now gird yourself for financial reform and the perils of bipartisan blight. In health care, lockstep Republican opposition caused months of […]
Robert Borosage

Ten New Years Resolutions for the Obama Administration

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for The Obama Administration In 2010: 1. I will inspire. I am one of the most charismatic orators of our generation, but as president, I’ve moved […]
Alan Jenkins

The President Gets It Wrong On the Excise Tax

The President came close to endorsing the so-called “Cadillac tax” when he was interviewed about health reform on NPR. Here’s what the President said when the subject came up: “I’m […]
Richard Eskow

Q&A With Responsible Pension Investment Expert Thomas Croft

Leo W. Gerard: Tom, your new book, Up From Wall Street: The Responsible Investment Alternative, provides both cautionary tales for those responsible for investing workers’ pension funds and a field […]
Leo Gerard

Robbed By the Banks

Was there once a time when people robbed banks, instead of banks robbing people? Okay, maybe not, but it sounds like that’s what Chase Bank did to Trina Lee — […]
Terrance Heath

The Gift America Needs Most: Manufacturing

In Columbus Ohio, a 5-year-old girl jumped onto Santa’s lap last month and asked if he could give her dad a job as an elf. Mike Smith, who works the […]
Leo Gerard

The 2010 Elections: Bring ‘Em On!

I’m looking forward to the 2010 elections. We need them. Many dread how badly the election is shaping up. Commentators predict double-digit Democratic losses in the House and further retreat […]

Don’t Kill the Health Reform Bill. Improve It.

The blogosphere is aflame with debate over the Senate health care bill. I’ve just been sent 10 reasons (in one blog post) why progressives should kill the bill and start […]
Roger Hickey
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