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.
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,
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.
"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.
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.
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 .
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.
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
After years of conciliation and one-way "bipartisanship," with Republicans refusing to meet even partway, the President got fed up.
One after another, the Republican presidential candidates have come out with strong statements that appear to show support for making things in America and revitalizing American manufacturing.
Today's swaggering rich are increasingly stuffing their dollars into investments that do America's 99 percent not one whit of good.
It may not feel like it, but we dodged a bullet in 2011 when it came to unemployment.
Back in 2009, I asked "What's Wrong With Wall Street?", and then spent three posts answering that question.
Originally published at Capital Gains and Games. There are five reasons why it was virtually inevitable the White House would make military spending an issue this year.
(Read parts one and two.
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.
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.
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.
Bachmann is gone.
President Obama moved an obstructing GOP out of the way earlier today, announcing that he was making a recess appointment to get the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) up and running.
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.
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.
There are so many unanswered questions and contradictions all around us.
As of now an agency of our government, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), is effectively shut down, unable to do its job.
There's a lot of chatter about Ron Paul among lefties these days, some of which I've addressed here, here and here.
‘Tis the season of resolutions.
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."