Conservatives Just Killed 240000 Jobs

Conservatives in Congress just fired 240,000 American workers. Conservatives in Congress just killed 240,000 jobs. Conservatives in Congress just essentially added 240,000 more Americans to the ranks of the unemployed. […]
Terrance Heath

One Nation March How Big Is Americas Heart

On Saturday, I’ll have the privilege of addressing more than 100,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the One Nation Working Together rally to send the message that we […]

Top 10 Crazy Things Conservatives Say Health Care Edition

It’s been 20 months since Barack Obama was inaugurated, six months since health care reform was signed into law, three months since seniors began receiving prescription drug rebate checks, and […]
Bill Scher

No Fluke Republicans Support Off-Shoring Jobs

Like the clear results on a pH test strip, the vote in the U.S. Senate this week on the Creating American Jobs and Ending Off-Shoring Act showed Republicans’ true color: […]
Leo Gerard

Crony Capitalism Wall Streets Favorite Politicians

A full 90 members of Congress who voted to bailout Wall Street in 2008 failed to support financial reform reining in the banks that drove our economy off a cliff. […]
Zach Carter

Obama’s Export Goal How We Can Make it

Yesterday I attended a conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing in Washington DC. It included a variety of organizations with interests in trade, from the US Business and Industry […]

The Myth of the Spurned Centre

Clive Crook, columnist for the Financial Times, urges President Obama to “betray” his base, and lead from the “centre.” Brits offering political strategy for American presidents are a bit like […]
Robert Borosage

Top 10 Crazy Things Conservatives Say About The Economy

It’s been 20 months since America embraced a progressive path after decades of conservative failure. How have conservative leaders reacted since then? By reassessing what went wrong on their watch […]
Bill Scher

Wall Street Noir Moodys Double Agent Ratings

What happened to Moody’s is what happens to every “agent” who thinks he can serve two masters. The sad thing is that it keeps happening, even though we’ve seen this […]
Richard Eskow

Republican Pledge A Rotten Egg for the Middle Class

When Herbert Hoover ran for president in 1928, the Republican party promised his victory would assure the prosperity of “a chicken in every pot.” This week, Republicans proffered a similar […]
Leo Gerard

I Am Not A Burned Down House

I am not a burned down house. Like millions of Americans, I have a “pre-existing condition.” But I am not a “burned down house”, as Mike Huckabee and those who […]
Terrance Heath

Uncommon Common Sense About The Economy

Over 300 economists and policy analysts just released a statement warning the Congress and the Administration that bold action is needed to put people to work and get the economy […]
Robert Borosage

Replacing Summers Think Policy Not Politico

Larry Summers is out, and President Barack Obama now faces a critical decision. He can focus on policy, naming a replacement who wants to ease the economic strains on American […]
Zach Carter

Right-Wing Obstruction Will Cost Thousands Their Jobs

Less than a week after the U.S. Census Bureau reported record levels of poverty in the United States, congressional leaders have informed members of a progressive jobs coalition that there […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Coming Home to America

I haven’t been blogging for the past few weeks because I was busy moving house. After nearly seven years in Canada, my husband and son and I packed up our […]
Sara Robinson

Positive Progressive Ideas Will Trump Tea-Party Paranoia

Karen Nussbaum has seen first-hand that the conventional wisdom that has erstwhile progressive candidates running with their tails tucked between their legs in the face of Tea Party rhetoric is […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Young Guns Deadly Ideas Finishing It Off

When last we left our story, the young guns came galloping into a critical moment. The recession is over, and as the dust settles it reveals that the American economy […]
Terrance Heath

Young Guns Same Old Ammo

In keeping with the Western-themed title of Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders, allow me to set the scene: It’s well past high noon, and as the dust […]
Terrance Heath

The Method To Their Madness

We’ve been going back and forth the last few days about whether the president and the Democrats are wise to use the “hector the base” strategy to close the enthusiasm […]
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