How To Think

One of the teachers who influenced me the most was Mr. Harrison, my high school English teacher. He taught me that the purpose of education was not to teach me […]
Terrance Heath
  • 0

Who Else is Against American Manufacturing? III

“A country’s economic power comes from manufacturing. But while other countries have industrial policies, America has a de-inustrialization policy. We have handed our country’s manufacturing capacity over to other countries, […]

The Speech I Hope the President Will Give

My Fellow Americans: I speak to you tonight at a crucial moment in our nation’s history. When you elected me president almost one year ago, you voted in favor of […]
Alan Jenkins
  • 0

Deja Vu All Over Again … Again

Sometimes you think you’ve lived beforeAll that you live todayThings you do come back to youAs though they knew the wayOh, the tricks your mind can play! “Where or When,” […]
Terrance Heath
  • 0

Succeeding at Failure: Republicans Drag Down Congress

The Republican strategy of obstruction is working. The latest Pew poll shows Congressional Favorability Falls to 24-Year Low Former Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss, didn’t hide his goals. “The […]
Eric Lotke
  • 0

Taking Pride In Being Ignorant

Well the reviews are already in on Obama’s big speech on “the importance of education”, and they aren’t pretty. The descriptions range from “brainwashing” and “indoctrination of your children” to […]
Brian Dockstader
  • 0

Fomenting a Green Industrial Revolution In the U.S.

When the leaders of the G-20 nations arrive in Pittsburgh, I want them to know I am fomenting revolution — Industrial revolution. Specifically, a 21st-century burgeoning of green manufacturing in […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Who Opposes American Manufacturing? II

A country’s economic power comes from manufacturing. But while other countries have industrial policies, America has a de-industrialization policy. We have handed our country’s manufacturing capacity over to other countries, […]

[HCIP] Let’s Pass Ted Kennedy’s Health Plan

***HEALTHCARE FOR ALL INFORMATION PROJECT***Sign up to receive our Health Care Information Project by email. Check the box next to Health Care for All • 1. Let’s Pass Ted Kennedy’s […]
Alex Lawson
  • 0

Productivity Rose, Workers Didn’t

Today’s “Productivity and Costs” data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics contain what looks like good news. “Labor productivity increased at a 6.6 percent annual rate during the second quarter […]
Eric Lotke
  • 0

Obama’s September Choice: Charge or Trim?

As Congress returns from its summer recess, President Obama, slipping in the polls, assailed on all sides by the carpers, faces a strategic choice: Lead the charge, rally Democrats, and […]
Robert Borosage
  • 0

Michele Bachmann Thinks You Are Crazy Too

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post entitled “Sarah Palin Thinks You Are Stupid” in which I explored her “death panel” fearmongering and what it showed about how […]
Brian Dockstader
  • 0

Let’s Pass Ted Kennedy’s Health Plan

Let’s get a few things straight:    Until last year, Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s health care bill (co-authored with with Rep. John Dingell) was a bill known as Medicare for All.   […]
Roger Hickey
  • 0

“The Founding Documents” Of The Public Option

In this week’s edition of The Week In Blog at Bloggingheads.tv, The Heritage Foundation’s Conn Carroll pushed an argument voiced by another conservative blogger Patrick Ruffini: that the initial intention […]
Bill Scher
  • 0

New Data, Same Story

Today’s data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis tell the same old story. National GDP is dropping and personal incomes are dropping along with it. These are troubled times. But […]
Eric Lotke
  • 0

Fascist America III: Resistance for the Long Haul

August, die she must. The town hall freak show is winding down, the media circus is packing the cameras and satellite dishes and hairspray back into the vans, and Congress […]
Sara Robinson
  • 0

Wall Street Rules: The Bernanke Reappointment

The reappointment of Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve — cleverly timed to defuse the news of burgeoning federal deficits — was preordained. The “markets” demanded it, and […]
Robert Borosage
  • 0

The Deficit: More Perspective, Less Hysteria, Please.

The Congressional Budget Office published revised estimates about the deficit, and people are hyperventilating. “[B]urying our children and grandchildren under a mountain of unsustainable debt,” declared House minority leader John […]
Eric Lotke
  • 0

Yes. Get Health Care Done. For Ted.

Last month, Sen. Ted Kennedy wrote in Newsweek: “quality care shouldn’t depend on your financial resources, or the type of job you have, or the medical condition you face. Every […]
Bill Scher
  • 0

A Giant Lost

We have lost a giant. The Senate is a smaller place today — a special measure of joy, political passion, irrepressible energy has been lost. Edward Kennedy’s words, delivered as […]
Robert Borosage
  • 0

Remembering a Fighter and a Friend

It was quiet this morning, when I sat down to read the news, after seeing the rest of my family out the door. It was quiet this morning when I […]
Terrance Heath
  • 0

The Bonuses and the Damage They Do

This is a story we are all too familiar with: Wall Street vs. Main Street. Irresponsible behavior leads to bonuses for Wall Street while working hard and playing by the […]

Beware the Book of the Dead

Actual cover of “Your Life, Your Choices” offered by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Did you hear the latest ridiculous lie the right-wing is promoting against health insurance reform? You […]
Brian Dockstader
  • 0

The Tyranny of the Tantrum

As the parent of a small child — who is apparently entering the “terrible twos” a few months early — I tend to put things in that context sometimes. What […]
Terrance Heath
  • 0

The Week In Blog: The Right Fights Itself on Co-Ops

In the latest edition of The Week In Blog at Bloggingheads.tv, Matt Lewis and myself discussed blog reaction to the ongoing health care, both divisions within the Left, and — […]
Bill Scher
  • 0

Michele Bachmann: Pro-Choice Warrior

While reading through the latest news this morning I happened upon a startling, yet much-welcomed story about GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann. It comes as just the latest sign that in […]
Brian Dockstader
  • 0

Making it in America: Still Clueless on the Right

When Bloomberg reported the Obama Administration was about to name Ron Bloom, now head of the auto task force, as a de facto “manufacturing czar” in the National Economic Council, […]
Robert Borosage
  • 0

Hacker Defines Strong Public Plan (It Ain’t Co-Ops)

Today, the Institute for America’s Future released a new report by policy architect of the public health insurance option Jacob Hacker, sizing up the existing House and Senate bills, and […]
Bill Scher
  • 0

Someone To Craft Manufacturing Policy

Bloomberg News reports that the Obama administration may elevate Ron Bloom, head of the government’s auto task force, to a job that would set U.S. manufacturing policy more broadly. The […]
Steven Capozzola
  • 0
1 192 193 194 195 196 235