What’s Behind Reid’s Public Option Move?

During today’s Bill Dwight Show airing on WHMP, I analyzed the substance, politics and risks of Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s move to put a public option, with an “opt-out” […]
Bill Scher
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Foment a Green Industrial Revolution

We need to foment a new American industrial revolution. Specifically, we need a 21st-century burgeoning of green manufacturing in the United States. Americans going green – manufacturing windmills and solar […]
Leo Gerard
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Public Option: This Is How It’s Supposed To Work

Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he would submit a health care reform bill with a national public option that states could choose not to join. This is how […]
Bill Scher
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China and the U.S. Housing Bubble

      We often write about how China’s policy to devalue its currency, the yuan, has been a key factor in the U.S. trade deficit. It’s not an easy […]
Tula Connell
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Reclaiming “We”

Mike Elk couldn’t have been more right in his thinking about what Martin Luther King, Jr. would have thought of the Teabaggers, Birthers, etc. He would have seen that those […]
Terrance Heath
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Support for the Public Option Keeps Getting Stronger

“New Life for the Public Option” is the headline of Dan Balz’s excellent article in Sunday’s Washington Post.  It’s not an accident that this powerful idea has made yet another […]
Roger Hickey
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Building The New Economy: The Interview

On yesterday’s The LiberalOasis Radio Show — broadcast by WHMP — OurFuture.org blogger Dave Johnson previewed the Oct. 29 Building The New Economy conference, outlining the economic challenges posed by […]
Bill Scher
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Singing For Health Care Reform

This is something I wish I’d been a part of, and I hope they call me if they need an extra baritone next time. (It’s rare that my vocal training […]
Terrance Heath
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Financial Reform Clears House: Good First Step, Far More To Go

Campaign for America’s Future co-director Robert Borosage praised the House Financial Services Committee for taking steps to protect consumers from predatory financial practices by approving the creation of a new […]
Robert Borosage
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Come to Chicago

If you’re tired of hearing about the recovery you can’t feel, while seeing headline after headline about how well Goldman Sachs is doing — or who’s getting big bonuses on […]
Terrance Heath
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Dollar Weak? Not Against Yuan!

Conservatives are blasting President Obama, saying he is causing a “weak” dollar. The Drudge Report has a headline or a story pretty much every day blasting this message out. Republican […]

Where Will the Jobs Come From?

They are popping the bubbly on Wall Street. Million-dollar bonuses, the Dow at 10,000, the casino is open again. Forget President Obama, who says we can’t go back to an […]
Robert Borosage
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Coming Clean on the Stimulus

A report issued by the White House and the Education Department on Monday showed that the federal economic stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) has so far created […]
Alan Jenkins
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Bernanke Solves The Wrong Deficit

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke recognized today that America’s trade deficit played a central role in the global economic crisis. Then after he recognized the problem, he went on to […]
Eric Lotke
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Whatever, Mary.

I saw this on Friday, but didn’t get around to writing something about it until today. Since then, of course, many other bloggers have covered it by now. But when […]
Terrance Heath
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Moving Away From A Service Economy … By Yourself

Many of us talk about how we need shift from being mainly a service-based economy and revitalize our manufacturing base. Few of us actually make the shift ourselves. On Saturday’s […]
Bill Scher
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A Possible Change In NAFTA Trade Policy?

This is interesting: US, Mexico, Canada to hold talks on NAFTA. From the story, US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in a statement Thursday that he will host Mexico’s Secretary […]

Time to Take on the Banks

It’s time to take on the banks. 74% of American voters agree that “greed and risky decisions of banks and financial companies led to the financial crisis and recession, and […]
Eric Lotke
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Rush: In His Own Words

This is already being done by plenty of other people, but I can’t help myself. When a guy who just a month ago said “We need segregated buses,” takes umbrage […]
Terrance Heath
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Alan Greenspan’s Latest Epiphany

Mr. Big Stuff himself, as he used to be called on CNBC during his heyday, has spoken once again. But this time, Alan Greenspan has uttered an inconvenient truth. So, […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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AHIP’s “Mask of Sanity” Slips

Maya Angelou has been credited with saying “When people show you who they really are, believe them,” which is sometimes expanded to “When people show you who they really are, […]
Terrance Heath
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Will We Curb Wall Street’s Casino?

Even as the health insurance companies draw down on health care reform, another showdown is just beginning in Washington. On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee will begin marking up […]
Robert Borosage
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Voters Want The Banks Reined In

House members should beware when bank lobbyists come calling: Ceding to their wishes might get you campaign cash but it will likely cost you the next election. That’s the message […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Movement To Block Bernanke Gathers Steam

The renomination of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve should not be rubber-stamped by the Senate until Bernanke and the Fed are more transparent and accountable to the […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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A Recipe For Another Financial Debacle

As the House Financial Services Committee begins markup on Wednesday of key financial reform legislation, the stakes are clear. Without strong regulation of the banks and the shadow banking system, […]
Robert Borosage
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The American People: Smarter Than They Look On TV

New public opinion research by the Economic Policy Institute contains reassuring findings. The American people are smarter than they sometimes look on TV. The survey of 802 registered voters in […]
Eric Lotke
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Insurance Companies Remind Public Why We Hate Them

Just as the Senate Finance Committee is about to pass a health care bill without a public option, the insurance lobby’s last-minute hissy fit exposed the weakness of its argument […]
Bill Scher
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