China cheats – it openly flouts trade laws – and routinely denies it.
This is the audio clip of an interview I did for The Breakdown this weekend with journalist and author Michael Hudson, who did a terrific piece on GE Capital's mortgage crisis called
Last week the political world was all agog over Ryan Lizza's New Yorker article about the administration in which he revealed that after three long years of GOP obstruction the president resigned himself to the fact that post-partisanship wasn't going to work out.
At the risk of repeating myself, my response to the Romney campaign staffer who summed up the Florida primary by saying "It's about destroying Gingrich," is the same as my re
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I'm a middle-aged, middle-class PTA dad who participates in Occupy DC because I want a better country for our kids. On Sunday, the National Park Service brutally tased a peaceful, young Occupy DC demonstrator. This was a prelude to their threatened crackdown of Occupy DC today at noon.
The morning after his “State of the State” address where Governor Scott Walker reassured Wisconsin “We are turning things around.
You'd think Social Security would top the list of subjects for a presidential debate in Florida.
Another GOP debate has come and gone, and there's a clear consensus on who won and who lost this round.
Servitude: "a condition in which one lacks liberty especially to determine one's course of action or way of life"
The GOP presidential candidates continue to play their parts in an implausible story of a world that could never exist, acting out nonexistent conflicts while delivering dialog that insults the intelligence.
Yesterday, one of Politico's headlines from the State of the Union was: "He steals GOP's 'all of the above' energy slogan." But something can only be stolen from you if you actually had it in the first place.
Thanks to Occupy Wall Street, in the State of the Union this week President Obama struck some of his most populist themes yet.
Indiana is about to pass what is called a "right-to-work" law.
President Obama put American manufacturing literally at the front and center of his State of the Union speech.
Reflecting on last night's State of the Union address to the nation, most opinion outlets are declaring that President Obama is now more overtly resorting to a "populist message" to rally Democrats and appeal to independents who are frustrated with st
Originally posted on Capital Gains and GamesLast night' State of the Union Address almost certainly made deficit hawks very unhappy, extremely angry and, from a policy perspective, close to suicidal.
Last night in his State of the Union, President Obama presented himself as the champion of the American dream, or in his words, “the American promise” – “that if you worked hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for reti...
We were hoping to get from President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night a bold, galvanizing vision of how the economy could be made to work once again for the 99 percent, the majority of Americans who are being left behind as the nation's wealth flows upward.
I hate to sound Pollyanna-ish, but sometimes the sunny point of view turns out to be right.
There's nothing to see here.
Looking for a new drinking game for the remainder of the Republican debates?
While volunteer after volunteer from each of Wisconsin's 72 counties marched into the state's election board to deposit over one million signatures for the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Walker was no where to be found.
Four years ago, Cooper Tire told its workers they’d have to sacrifice to save the company. With a straight face, Cooper executives said it was essential for the corporation’s survival that workers take tens of millions in pay and benefit cuts.
Like a lot of former Obama voters, I've had my issues with the President.
Today there were reports of an agreement between the nation's five biggest banks, a number of state Attorneys General, and several Federal agencies.
As President Obama takes the stage tonight, he has one major thing going for him. It’s not the economy, which still leaves Americans fearful. It’s not his eloquence; pundits have even taken to disparaging his “full paragraphs” as not as forceful as Gingrich’s sound bites.
This is pretty amazing:
The spiral-to-the-bottom and inequality we are suffering is not an inevitable result of globalization, it is what happens when we don't hold cheaters and exploiters accountable and stop them.
Americans from across the political spectrum are angry that the Wall Street banks blew up the economy and got bailed out, while home owners and taxpayers were stuck with the bill.
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With George Goehl
Changes in state tax laws now encourage America’s awesomely affluent to create “perpetual” trusts for their heirs.
There is breaking news from Capitol Hill, negotiators have dropped the anti-union language for votes to start a union. Republicans were insisting that no-shows be counted as "No" votes. Delta's check must have been mailed late.
If you want to win a bet next Tuesday, wager your friends that President Obama will say “Made in America” in the State of the Union address. It’s the closest you’ll ever get to a sure thing.
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