1. Progressive Breakfast

    Mar/31/2014

    Enrollment Spike Before Obamacare Deadline Today Exchange signups may hit 7M. Bloomberg: “The government last week said 6 million Americans had enrolled by March 27 and about 1 million people […]

  2. Meet the Billionaires Using Their Wealth to Make Your Life Miserable

    Feb/21/2014

    Here are five-plus examples of billionaires who use their money to try to get us to think what they want us to think in order to enact a right-wing economic agenda.

  3. Chris Christie’s Super Bowl Fumble

    Feb/04/2014

    With the first ever “mass transit Super Bowl” in his state, Chris Christie had two jobs: Make the trains run on time, and bring home the bacon for New Jersey. What actually happened is a classic example of conservative failure.

  4. Minimum Wage Will Be A Defining Issue For 2014 Elections

    Dec/18/2013

    There is a steamroller coming. Republicans have to decide: Will they allow this minimum-wage increase to happen or will they try to obstruct it and run in 2014 as opponents of fair pay for working people?

  5. The Elephant That’s Blocking The Road To Economic Growth

    Nov/21/2013

    Corporate participants at a major transportation summit today must address the elephant in the room: the tea-party extremists that many of them bankrolled who block the infrastructure investments they are clamoring for.

  6. It’s Not Safe Out There

    Nov/05/2013

    Underfunded OSHA can’t effectively shield workers or whistleblowers. It’s a soleless safety boot – fine on the surface but not serving its purpose. As a result, it’s not safe at work and not safe reporting dangers at work.

  7. WWII Vets, Forget the Monument; They’re Gunning for Your Social Security

    Oct/09/2013

    Apparently the only thing both Democrats and Republicans can agree on in Washington is that they can't deal with bad press involving Honor Flight vets. It's time to rev up those engines so the Honor Flight vets can save us all.

  8. Republicans Flinch Again

    Aug/15/2013

    The latest suggestion that Republicans will give up a shutdown threat in favor of a debt limit threat is just the latest example of Republicans flinching in the face of political reality.

  9. The Larry Summers Debate: Challenging Wall Street’s Democrats

    Aug/07/2013

    The chattering classes are fascinated by the Republicans’ internecine battle to redefine the party in the wake of the George W. Bush calamity and the Mitt Romney defeat.

  10. This Is Who They Are: Not Our Role To Rescue Students Drowning In Debt

    Jul/29/2013

    Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) thinks that it is not Congress’s job to keep college affordable. That’s what she said at a House Education and the Workforce Committee markup last week […]

  11. Satisfaction and Smiles in an Unequal World

    May/19/2013

    If President Obama played basketball with the king of Bhutan, would the world have a better shot at becoming a happier place? What makes us happy? A simple question. In […]

  12. Will Bankers at JPMorgan Chase Finally Pay For Their Misdeeds?

    May/11/2013

    Will California Attorney General Kamala Harris hang tough in her new lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, the first to target individual bankers accused of defrauding the public? If so, it would […]

  13. Why We Need A Moratorium On The High Stakes Of Common Core Testing

    May/08/2013

    By now it's become clear to anyone willing to pay attention that our nation's obsession over education standards and testing has gotten out of hand. In a moment of sanity last week, a leading proponent of the new standards-aligned tests defected from the run-up to implementation and called for a moratorium on the high stakes associated with the Common Core and its new tests.

  14. Sequestered In West, Texas

    Apr/19/2013

    Do you want to know what sequestration looks like on the ground, and where the real casualties will be found? Look to West, Texas, where an explosion at a fertilizer […]

  15. The State of Black America

    Apr/10/2013

    It's hard to imagine a more relevant moment for the National Urban League to release its State of Black America 2013 report. This year, after all, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  16. African Americans Still In Depression

    Apr/09/2013

    Among African-American voters there are a significant segment that has complained for years that their votes are taken for granted by the Democratic party. It is the bloc whose unity around Barack Obama propelled him into the White House.

  17. The Right Time vs. The Right Thing

    Mar/28/2013

    “The Time is always right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “to do the right thing.” Unfortunately, that’s not always true in Washington. Courage and conviction is too often in […]

  18. As Public Makes “Hard Choices” On Social Security, Alan Simpson Ducks His “Moment of Truth”

    Feb/04/2013

    Alan Simpson’s the lead pitchman for a billionaire- and corporate-funded initiative to slash Social Security that has subjected the public to years of nonstop haranguing and lecturing. The lecturing’s gotten crude, too, as when Simpson insisted that anyone who disagrees with him is shoveling “bullsh*t” That’s tough talk, but it’s a funny thing: When the public makes tough decisions, as it did in a new National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) survey, the tough-talking Mr. Simpson is nowhere to be found.

  19. The Inconvenient Truth Of Education “Reform”

    Feb/02/2013

    Events in the past week showed how market-driven education policies, deceivingly labeled as “reform,” are revealing their truly destructive effects on the streets and in the corridors of government. From […]

  20. Citizens United Still Matters: Our Courts Are On The Auction Block

    Jan/18/2013

    Election night 2012 definitely felt like a victory for progressives. President Obama won re-election convincingly, with more than half the electorate casting ballots for the president, Democrats picked up two […]

  21. Defense Lobby Wins, Middle Class Loses In Obama Debt Proposal

    Dec/19/2012

    The President’s latest budget offer slashes a 95 year old retiree’s Social Security benefits by more than nine percent — and trims the defense budget by less than one percent. […]

  22. “Right to Work’s” Dark Side – Low Wages, Economic Decline

    Dec/17/2012

    Michigan Republicans are pushing low wages, claiming that "right-to-work" laws will "attract businesses." Does it work?

  23. The 1 Percent’s “Fiscal Cliff” Counter-Revolution Will Be Televised

    Dec/05/2012

    Free speech is a beautiful thing. And it’s amazing how free someone’s speech becomes — and how unavoidable — when they’re part of a tiny elite with billions of dollars […]

  24. Progressive Breakfast

    Nov/08/2012

    <h3>MORNING MESSAGE: Obama Has Political Capital</h3> <a href=”http://blog.ourfuture.org/obama-has-political-capital-he-should-use-it/”>OurFuture.org’s Richard Eskow:</a> “So, let’s get this straight: A Republican President is re-elected in 2004 with 284 electoral votes and the pundits say […]

  25. Diamond Jamie: Latest News On the JPMorgan Chase Crime Watch

    Oct/13/2012

    History will judge us, at least in part, by our willingness to defend our moral principles against the corrupting influence of the Wall Street capos. So far their campaign cash and lucrative revolving-door jobs have kept them above the law, while their PR firms and personal salesmanship have exempted them from moral judgement in the inner corridors of wealth and power.

  26. Michelle Rhee Misreads “Shift Among Democrats” On Education

    Oct/12/2012

    In her recent Washington Post op-ed, Michelle Rhee ruminated over the outcome of the Chicago Teachers Strike and concluded that not only were the Chicago teachers "never about the k

  27. You Don’t Know Jack

    Oct/07/2012

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics was created in 1884 by Chester Alan Arthur -- and now Jack Welch wants to see its birth certificate.

  28. Walmart Workers Strike

    Oct/04/2012

    Walmart warehouse workers have been staging strikes, now workers at some stores are joining in. This morning in Pico Rivera, California, Walmart workers staged a one-day work stoppage, saying there has been retaliation against them for trying to organize a union.

  29. If They Can’t Suppress The Vote, Maybe They Can Just Buy It Outright

    Oct/03/2012

    Golly, I'm so old I can remember when the Republicans used to go into a fugue state and start speaking in tongues upon hearing tales of Democratic campaign organizers offering free cigarettes to homeless people to get them them to vote:

  30. Death By Austerity

    Sep/30/2012

    Americans now stand a greater chance of dying from the effects of austerity than being killed in a car crash. At least that's what a new report suggests, if you read between the lines.

  31. Warn People – “Won’t Back Down” Is A Right Wing Corporate Propaganda Movie

    Sep/28/2012

    Get the word out. The movie Won't Back Down is another propaganda product of the corporate/conservative machine, put in theaters to get you to support union busting and school privatization.

  32. Big Banker Bill Harrison’s Bogus Brief For Broken Big Banks

    Aug/24/2012

    Every day we rise and tell ourselves this will be a good day, free of that unique combination of predation, self-pity, mediocrity and disingenousness which characterizes the modern bank executive. And every day somebody proves us wrong.

  33. Joe Biden Was Right

    Aug/17/2012

    As I've noted before, we have a saying in the south that often applies to national politics: "A hit dog will holler":

  34. As Evidence Mounts, DC Insiders Worry About Holder’s Inaction On Wall Street Crime

    Jul/10/2012

    More and more Washington insiders are asking a question that was considered off-limits in the nation's capital just a few months ago: Who, exactly, is Attorney General Eric Holder representing?

  35. Banksters Go Wild – and “The Economist” Joins the Revolution

    Jul/06/2012

  36. 1 Million Jobs Or 2 Million Layoffs? It’s Decision Day On Transportation Bill

    Jun/27/2012

    There are reports that Congress is at last about to reach a deal on a transportation bill, exactly 1,001 days after the expiration of the last transportation reauthorization bill that Congress passed. What's still unclear is what kind of deal this will be.

  37. How to Fight Wall Street – and Transform a Nation

    Jun/21/2012

    Eric Schneiderman was right. New York State's Attorney General told an audience at the Take Back the American Dream Conference that we need a "transformational politics" that will change the way we look at ourselves, our society, and our economy.

  38. Krugman Does Ireland

    Jun/19/2012

    At the Take Back the American Dream conference this morning, Paul Krugman reprised what he said on the Colbert Report recently, concerning Ireland's austerity agenda and it's frightening resemblance to Mitt Romney's economic agenda

  39. Understanding The Attacks On Public Employees

    Jun/06/2012

  40. Fear Loathing & Austerity In Ireland

    May/31/2012

    Before Greece, before Spain, before Germany, France, or even Britain there was Ireland. Just two years ago, the Heritage Foundation placed Ireland in the top ten of its "Index of Economic Freedom." That was two years after the "Celtic Tiger" that was the Irish economy had been effectively neutered.