Newt Gingrich The Truth Hurts

Yesterday, I posted about Newt Gingrich's scathing — and utterly truthful — attack on Mitt Romney, just in time for the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.
Terrance Heath

Can We Insource Jobs

President Obama will host a forum on insourcing jobs Wednesday. The forum will feature leaders of several companies who have already shifted jobs back home and are encouraging others to do the same. According to the White House,

When Republicans Attack (Each Other)

Greg Sargent says: This general election will turn heavily on a battle over the two candidates’ visions of capitalism and the proper role of government in regulating it.

Austerity for Dummies The 3-Minute Guide to a Bad Idea

"I feel stupid," someone said the other day. "I consider myself well-informed, but I have no idea what the term 'austerity economics' really means." Actually it's not that complicated, and most of the lesson plan can be found in today's headlines.
Richard Eskow

Recess Appointments Backlash to Blackmail

In America, when gangs of bullies torment school children, pushing them around and extorting their lunch money, parents know only one response effectively counters the abuse: confrontation.
Leo Gerard

Mitt Romney Vulture Capitalist

One of the benefits of the seemingly endless Republican primaries, aside from the entertainment value, is the opportunity to discover how right the candidates are .
Terrance Heath

The Out-Of-Touch Candidate

I think this says it all: Mitt Romney suggested in today’s debate that only rich people should run for office, and then quickly celebrated the fact that he’d forced a rival to take out a loan against his house.

India And Philippines Declare War On Call Center Bill

Last month I wrote about a bill before Congress that would both help fight the offshoring of call-center jobs and protect consumers. Now the countries where we have been sending those jobs are organizing a lobbying campaign to fight the bill. The Bill

Psychopaths in Suits

Back in 2009, I asked "What's Wrong With Wall Street?", and then spent three posts answering that question.
Terrance Heath

Whats Wrong With Wall Street Pt 2

Read part one. Being married to a psychiatrist, there just happened to be a copy of the DSM IV in the house. I grabbed it and, on a hunch, turned to the section on personality disorders, where antisocial personality disorder caught my eye first.
Terrance Heath

Whats Wrong With Wall Street Pt 1

In my daily perusal of economic news, I have found myself more than once staring my computer monitor in open-mouthed wonder, occasionally exclaiming, "You've got to be kidding me," or "What's wrong with these people?",or something like that.
Terrance Heath

Is Segregation The New School Choice

I remember the day that the poor kids showed up at our school. It was in 1964. Classes had already started, and I was in second grade, surrounded by my familiar friends from my mostly white, mostly well-to-do, suburban neighborhood in North Dallas.
Jeff Bryant

Winnowing Iowa

Well hell. Bachman's gone, which is going to make the GOP debates far less entertaining. And frankly, that's the only real interest I have in these primaries.

Mitt or Santorum It Hardly Matters

Don't get too distracted by the fissures in the Republican electorate revealed in Tuesday night's Iowa caucus vote. On basic economic issues, in fact, the candidates are remarkably united; there's hardly eight votes worth of difference between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Isaiah J. Poole

Dazed and Confused

There's a lot of chatter about Ron Paul among lefties these days, some of which I've addressed here, here and here.

For a Sane Economy in 2012 How About a Little Shame

The other day I was asked what one single thing could do the most to save our economy. What one idea or tool might help us create a more just society? My answer was "shame."
Richard Eskow
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