He's at again - and we're glad. A lot of smart people are dedicating their lives to fighting the corrosive effect of Wall Street on our economy and our democracy, but the best spokesman for that cause comes from Wall Street itself.
House Republicans passed a budget that phases out Medicare. Of course this could cause big problems for Republicans if the public learns about this. Solution? Accuse Obama of phasing out Medicare, and use the right-wing noise machine to spread that story far and wide.
In The Washington Post, columnist Matt Miller gleefully notes the parallels between President Obama’s campaign and that of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.
Score one for the good guys: After being pressured by Color of Change and other progressive groups, Coca-Cola has left ALEC - the cynical corporate coalition that has pushed a bevy of anti-democratic, anti-middle class, and anti-consumer initiatives.
Well, as the saying goes, "It's all over but the shouting." Having slogged through a primary process that felt even longer than it was, it looks like Republicans
During the 2008 campaign Rick Perlstein offered some important advice to Democrats on how to steal GOP rhetoric, ad
The most important thing the President said about the Republican Budget in his big speech Tuesday was when he described just some of the damage it does, and said, "This is not an exaggeration.
Game on. President Obama delivered a fierce speech yesterday, calling out the radical nonsense of the Republican budget, and defining the themes of the choice Americans will face in the Fall. The speech was long, detailed, and unrelenting.
Although we’ve only been back on the air for a couple of months, in your letters, e-mails and webpage comments a single theme emerges time and again – thank you for the reporting, for the interviews and for your commentary, you tell us, but the problems seem so insurmountable, the forces arrayed...
In a speech today President Obama called the Republican proposals a "prescription for decline.
To "save money" the government is letting poultry companies do "voluntary" inspections. So guess what happens? Hint: the same thing that always happens when you let profit-seeking companies police themselves. Seriously, what do you think is going to happen?
In his newest book, "Rebuild the Dream," green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider, shares intimate details of his time in government, and
Most Americans correctly understand that the economic meltdown was caused by a perfect storm of misconduct in the lending and financial industries and inadequate rules and enforcement.
A trio of governors and a duo of lieutenant governors last week dined on pink slime burgers and pronounced them mouth-wateringly-delicious-and-nutritious as TV cameras rolled on their barbeque in a Nebraska factory that manufactures the stuff. Shoppers have reacted somewhat d
The "move your money" movement made a lot of noise a few months ago by encouraging individuals to close their accounts at the big banks at the root of the financial crisis.
American tax dollars should employ American workers and build American companies.
In 2010, Christopher Beam reported that Rep.
The name in the headlines this month is George Zimmerman, shooter of Trayvon Martin.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
River City faces a terrible deficit, and if we don't cut spending on the things We, the People do for each other right now, there will be trouble. We gotta do some austerity! We gotta eat that seed corn. We gotta stop taxing the 1% and stop paying for things the 99% need!