Refinery Murder Mystery

The chair of Sunoco’s board of directors is a refinery assassin.
Leo Gerard

The Problem With Economists

... is separation from reality caused by internalizing decades of endlessly repeated right-wing propaganda. This time it shows up in a discussion of the effect of top tax rates by Christina Romer. I hate to pick on Romer again, but...

The offer is still on the table

This behind the scenes look at the Grand Bargain doesn't change my original impression of the negotiations, but it does lend some details that actually make it worse than I thought:

Why Democrats Should Oppose Parent Trigger Laws

Last week in Florida there was an important victory for progressive Democrats that not many Democrats know about. Even worse, most Democrats may not even be aware why this was a victory.
Jeff Bryant

Latest Reagan Revolution Price Tag: A $313 Billion Wage Cut

There's another chapter to add to the narrative my colleague Dave Johnson sketched out some weeks ago about how the Reagan revolution has come home to roost, based on sobering statistics uncovered by David Cay Johnston.
Isaiah J. Poole

Should the Billionaire Club Start Paying Dues

Austerity budgets are spreading everywhere, but wealth, new data show, has become more concentrated at the global economic summit than ever before. From Cairo to Palo Alto, even some conservatives are now talking wealth tax.

Listen Up AARP Weve Heard Enough About Cutting Social Security

A report today in The Huffington Post that the AARP is organizing a "salon" dominated by supporters of cuts to Social Security benefits—as part of a larger "listening tour"—has advocates for preserving Social Security hopping mad.
Isaiah J. Poole

Kabuki Trigger Lock

Thing Progress reports: [A]ccording to Reuters, both Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-OH) are ready to cut below the level specified in the debt ceiling deal:

March 22 Verizon Day Of Action

On March 22, workers from the Communication Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be joined by thousands of supporters to rally around the country to stand up to corporate greed, and in support of good jobs for the 99%. The rally will also support the U.S.

Romney Keeps Hanging On

Mitt Romney's plight, after his third place finishes yesterday's primaries in Mississippi and Alabama, remind me of a lyric from an old Supreme's hit: "You don't really love me, you just keep me hanging on." Like two halves of a bad
Terrance Heath

The Truth About Gas Prices

One of the critical moments in Barack Obama presidential candidacy happened in May 2008, in the days preceding the Indiana and North Carolina primaries.
Bill Scher

Again 99 Spring April 9-15

Advertising people will tell that repetition is important, because it takes a while before people start to pay attention. So I'm repeating this, because you should pay attention. Previously in, You Should Know About The "99% Spring", I pointed this out

Romney-Santorum Really Just A One-Man Race Anyway

So it's down to Romney vs Santorum now. But when when it comes to the 1% it’s really just a one-man race. The difference between Romney and Santorum is that while Romney’s policies benefit only the 1%, Santorum’s policies only benefit the 1%.

Buy America Provision Passes Senate!

Today the Brown-Merkley Amendment #1819 passed the Senate with a voice vote! Sen. Sherrod Brown made a brief floor speech that noted that the amendment closes a loophole by which companies evaded current Buy America requirements by breaking up jobs into small pieces that could then be outsourced.

Dying for Work

Across America, people are dying for work. It's not because they're unemployed. It's because they work for corporations that don't care if they die. Every day, 12 workers die on the job in America – often because a corporation has defied regulations or ignored standard safety procedures.
Leo Gerard

Rich Man Talking: A Romney Shareholder Speaks

When it comes to changing Mitt Romney's image as a rich guy who's out of touch with the economic realities of the lives of middle- and working-class Americans, the Romney's — Mitt, who doesn't follow NASCAR, but has friends w
Terrance Heath

You Want To Bring The Old Economy Back? Really?

There are small signs that real recovery might finally be kicking in. (Republicans have been able to obstruct it for only so long.) But we have not rewired the economic paradigm to work for the 99%, so any recovery will only bring back the imbalances that caused the problems in the first place.

Uniting Against The Buyout Of Democracy

The fight to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and to undo its effects on our democracy is now being ratcheted up as a spectrum of progressive organizations are cooperating on multiple fronts.
Isaiah J. Poole

Will DeMarco Hear The Drumbeat

From progressive activists to mortgage bankers to Wall Street traders, the drumbeat is getting louder and louder for Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward DeMarco to end his resistance and act to end the housing crisis by allowing principal to be reduced for struggling ho
Bill Scher
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