Build a 21st Century Economy? GOP Stalls Even the Highway Bill.

Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. Their program – conservative austerity – has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.
Roger Hickey
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Wingnut Week in Review: The GOP’s Borderline Personality Disorder

Ugly Americans ran amok as right-wingers showed off their patriotism by screaming at children, and Republicans promised to block the president's efforts to stem a border crisis that fires up the basest elements of the GOP's wingnut base.
Terrance Heath
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Is Walgreens Trying To Leave The U.S.?

Walgreens receives a quarter of its revenue from health care programs funded by U.S. taxpayers, but is considering renouncing its U.S. "citizenship" to avoid paying taxes for the U.S. services it uses and customers it gets.

How To Leap Frog Carbon…

The world is going solar. It’s the only option we have if we want to save the human race from a climate disaster. So, let’s start treating it like that, by investing in a secure energy future for America, and the rest of the world.

A Deluded Consensus on Discrimination

A wide majority of U.S. voters say black Americans who can’t get ahead should blame themselves for their troubles instead of racial discrimination. That’s one of the more startling findings from a recent Pew Research Center effort to bunch

What’s The Matter With Kansas Now? Tax Cuts.

What’s the matter with Kansas? That's the question posed by Thomas Frank’s 2005 book and the eponymous documentary about how the state became a hotbed of extreme right-wing conservatism. So, what's the matter with Kansas now? Tax cuts.
Terrance Heath
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Building The Full Employment Movement

The rallying point is Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers' Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act: "It's past time for our government to make creating jobs and full employment a human right."
Isaiah J. Poole
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Democratic Party’s Divide On Education Policy Gets Worse

The Democratic Party’s divergence from progressive values for governing our schools mostly went unnoticed in major media outlets until recently. Now clear divides within the party compel candidates and their supporters to choose sides
Jeff Bryant
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The Emerging Democratic Debate

Democrats, we're told, are united whereas Republicans are tearing each other apart. But beneath the apparent consensus, a fundamental argument is brewing between the Wall Street and the Warren wing of the party.
Robert Borosage
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Companies That Evade Federal Taxes Still Get Federal Contracts

Ingersoll-Rand, which changed its corporate address to Bermuda to avoid American corporate taxes, is one of at least a dozen such companies that together get more than $1 billion in federal contract dollars annually.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Americans Mourn Loss of Economic Independence

The decision of the right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court last week in the Harris v. Quinn case is another example of the one percent’s unrelenting erosion of the 99 percent’s economic independence.
Leo Gerard
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The President Sounds a Wall Street Warning. And Then … ?

It was good to hear President Obama say that reining in Wall Street’s high-risk behavior is an “unfinished piece of business.” It would be even better if this observation were quickly followed by action.
Richard Eskow
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The Crash of 2016 Gets Closer Every Day

Until the corporate elite and our billionaire class are under control, and our working class once again can enter the middle class, we stand at the precipice of a great crash. Without vigorous governmental action, it gets closer every day.

Inequality or Opportunity: The Classic False Choice

Wall Street Democrats argue for a focus on opportunity, not on inequality. This is a false choice. The reality is that the rules have been rigged to benefit the few. Opportunity requires taking on the stacked deck.
Robert Borosage
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Revolutionary Independence

Why is July 4 our Independence Day? Because independence begins with an insight, a realization so powerful that it allows us to achieve the seemingly impossible – like defeating an empire.
Richard Eskow
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What’s Missing From The Jobs Report: A Construction Boom

With the federal government stymied in its ability to help state and local governments launch long-term public infrastructure projects, we're seeing the ripple effects in the employment statistics.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Wingnut Week In Review: Hobby Lobby and “Beyoncé Voters”

Just in time for mid-term election campaigning, the Supreme Court handed conservatives the perfect opportunity to remind Americans that their number 1 obsession is policing women’s sex lives by any means necessary. Wingnuts rejoiced.
Terrance Heath
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June Jobs Report: Good News, No Fireworks

The Bureau of Labor Services reports an increase in 288,000 jobs in June, a greater than expected number that will cheer investors. But perverse political malpractice continues to get in the way of the recovery we need.
Robert Borosage
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The Cost Of Leaving Educators Off The Education Agenda

As too few of the expectations of the policy wonks in D.C. seem to catch hold in schools and classrooms, what certainly has ‘trickled down’ is the attitude that the voices of teachers don’t matter much.
Jeff Bryant
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The Good Jobs Offensive

The Supreme Court's gang of five has piled onto the war on workers and their unions. It's time to strike back. President Obama can lead with a Good Jobs Executive Order.
Robert Borosage
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