March to Stop the Freeloaders

The nation’s greedy corporations and insatiable wealthy are fattening themselves on workers. There’s no trickle down. It’s the opposite; the rich have been sucking the economic lifeblood from the middle […]
Leo Gerard

We Are One Will There Be Justice For Women Workers

On April 4, “We Are One” community-based actions will be taking place all over the country, in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination while trying to organize sanitation […]
Bill Scher

Wisconsin Governor Defies Court Prepares for Coronation

Wisconsin continues to spin out of control and a constitutional crisis looms as a judge this week again ordered Walker’s administration to halt implementation of his bill stripping Wisconsin public […]
Mary Bottari

Public Sector Pink Slips Undercut Jobs Growth

Two steps forward, one step back. That’s what we keep doing on the jobs front as long as we allow conservative budget austerity to drown out efforts to keep the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Dancing With The Tea Party

"Dance with the one that brung you." It’s an old saying, and an unwritten rule in politics: stick with the strategy and/or constituency that "brung you" to power, if you […]
Terrance Heath

The Struggles Of The Top 5

How to sound like a total ass in one easy lesson: At a town hall meeting in Polk County, Wisconsin earlier this year, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) was asked whether […]

On School Reform Michelle Rhee and Democracy

On Tuesday Sam Seder and I had a brief discussion during his daily web broadcast The Majority Report that touched on some points I made in my post here last […]
Jeff Bryant

The Truth About Tax & Spend Conservatism Pt 2

Like I said earlier, the truth about "Tax & Spend Conservatism" is that it isn’t about raising or cutting taxes, but about whose taxes are raised and whose taxes are […]
Terrance Heath

The Truth About Tax & Spend Conservatism Pt 1

Last week, I wrote of strange fiscal shenanigans in the reddest of the red states; like tax increases in Mississippi and increased government spending in Texas. "So," I asked, "why […]
Terrance Heath

Stiglitz Common Sense Pierces the Budget Hysteria

Common sense is an endangered species in today’s budget frenzy. Inside the Beltway, millions of dollars have gone into a concerted campaign to elevate hysteria about deficits, in an effort […]
Robert Borosage

Flooding The Market

Last week I said that the current budget debate comes down to two competing messages: The Republicans need to convince the people that the way boost the economy and create […]

Call Today To Save Social Security

Call Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid led a press conference and rally to save Social Security yesterday: Senate Majority Leader Reid, Other Democrats, Join Hundreds […]

Lockboxes and Lunchboxes Krauthammer vs Social Security

Charles Krauthammer wants you to know two things: There’s no “lockbox” for Social Security and there’s no such thing as a free lunch. He’s wrong about Social Security, but first […]
Richard Eskow

Harrys Fight

One group of senators is determined to cut Social Security benefits. Another is equally determined to stop them. And nearly two-thirds of the Senate signed a letter that took a […]
Richard Eskow

Social Security Real People Real Benefits

"This is not some abstract debate. This is about real people who live real lives." Those were the words of Wade Henderson, CEO of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights, […]
Terrance Heath

A Letter From 64 Senators In an Alternate Universe

Scientists say there are trillions of parallel universes. Statistically, that means that must be one where some poor version of humanity lives in an inverted, mind-bending alternate reality where everything […]
Richard Eskow

False Fear Cyborgs Instead of CEOs

The nightmare for far too many is Cyborgs. The public fears HAL, the 2001 Space Odyssey computer that killed astronauts rather than forfeit its objective. So terrified of the sentient […]
Leo Gerard

Inequalitys Impact A New Debate Opens

If the wealth of the wealthy really bothered Americans, flacks for grand fortune enjoy declaring, our political system would be shaking something fierce. They don’t see a whole lot of […]
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