What we should have learned from the 1930s is that the first responsibility of anyone who seeks to lead a democracy should be to make sure that democratic governance provides economic justice and economic security.
President Obama faces a choice of rhetoric on Tuesday night—but that choice is not just about political gamesmanship. It will have serious policy implications. But there is also an issue of simple credibility.
Wall Street and their Washington hired hands are the big advocates of a “Grand Bargain” to end the government shutdown, but it turns out that for America's working families, the Grand Bargain is a Grand Bamboozle.