Happy Halloween from the GOP

Republicans want frightened America to summon the GOP to save the day, like it’s the political version of Ghostbusters. Most Americans, though, see right through the GOP, like it’s a gooey glob of ectoplasm.
Leo Gerard
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Celebrating America’s Future: Light in Dark Times

The news alarms. The elections will deepen obstruction. It is easy to lose heart. But there is a populist movement stirring that has only begun to build, but is likely to transform our country.
Robert Borosage
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Democrats – There’s Still Time

Democrats who campaign with a populist message will do better than Democrats who support the “centrist” — big corporate, Wall Street — positions, according to a newly released campaign memo.

Populism: A Light Against Republican Darkness

As autumn descends on the nation’s capital, people are saying there’s a darkness on the edge of town. It’s born of the fear, pessimism and uncertainty which have become the Republican political brand. But there is an answer.
Richard Eskow
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Wingnut Week In Review: Forever Hold Their Peace

The Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court boosted the number of gay marriage states to somewhere between 30 and 35. Needless to say, the floodgates of wingnuttery opened wide.
Terrance Heath
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Education ‘Reformers’ Have Lost Their PR War, So Now What?

Despite nearly a generation of browbeating and finger wagging, the efforts of the 'education reform' campaign have completely and utterly failed. Popular opinion appears to be more behind public schools than ever. So now what?
Jeff Bryant
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The Three Million Forgotten Victims of the Great Recession

About a million Americans have been unemployed for two years or longer, and approximately 100,000 have been jobless for at least five years. These are the forgotten victims of the economic meltdown triggered by the crash of Wall Street.
Joshua Holland
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The Deficit Is Falling, But Where Are The Jobs?

Conservatives have repeatedly told us that cutting federal spending, and reducing deficits, would unleash economic growth and create jobs. Instead, what we have to show for it is a languid economy at best.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Revealing Corporate Largesse

Corporations are funneling money to anti-consumer, anti-worker, anti-environment, right-wing governors who work against the interests of their customers and employees.
Jim Hightower
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Republican Campaign Is All Fear All The Time

Be afraid. That is the Republican message. Republicans are offering tax cuts to billionaires and corporations -- to the rest of us they offer cuts in the things government does to make our lives better. But they can't say that.

Is This The Worst Gaffe of 2014?

Georgia's David Perdue bluntly defends outsourcing. Before that, he was only up 3 or 4 points over Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn. We'll soon see how much points embracing outsourcing counts for.
Bill Scher
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Geithner and AIG: Hard Lessons From the “Bailout Trial”

AIG's lawsuit, which featured testimony from two former Treasury secretaries, is giving the American people some hard lessons in the workings of the bailout process and the shortcomings of our current economic system.
Richard Eskow
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Amazon Responds To Wage Theft Post

Amazon responds to our post on a Supreme Court case involving workers having to undergo screening for stolen goods off the clock. If employees don't actually wait very long to be screened, why not just pay them for their time?

Americans Should Embrace their Radical History (Redux)

As events in Jefferson County Colorado show, the right fears history and wants to suppress it. So, we must encourage our fellow citizens to remember how Americans have struggled to make the nation freer, more equal, and more democratic.
Harvey J Kaye
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Good People Don’t Get Good Jobs

A mounting army of workers worries incessantly and survives only because of government and family assistance. CEOs and corporations gorge themselves on profits made on the suffering of workers trapped in this life of frightening instability
Leo Gerard
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Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

Pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million over a five-month period in 2013. Drug company payments to doctors are a small part of a much larger strategy by Big Pharma to clean our pockets.

Wingnut Week In Review: Intruder Alert

Given their longstanding loathing for him, it was touching to see so many right-wingers express concern for President Obama’s safety this week.
Terrance Heath
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September Jobs Report: The Old Economy Strikes Back

Is there a new foundation for growth in America, as President Obama claims? The September jobs report shows the recovery continues, but most Americans still don't feel it. In fact, the old economy has returned.
Robert Borosage
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MFG! It’s Manufacturing Day!

MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.

Student Protests Are A Bigger Deal Than You Think

When high school students across a suburban Denver school district walked out of classes to protest a history curriculum, it quickly became national news. But the story has now widened into a much larger controversy.
Jeff Bryant
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The Nouveau Sodbusters

We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These aren’t dirt farmers wearing overalls and muddy boots.
Jim Hightower
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Seven Revelations From Those Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Carmen Segarra was appointed to oversee a sleazy and disreputable institution with a record of bad behavior for which it had recently paid a record fine. That's important to remember when you hear her tapes.
Richard Eskow
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