Today Is National Currency Call-In Day

From the Citizens Trade Campaign Earlier this year, 130 members of Congress sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner urging him to designate China as a currency manipulator. This […]

Opportunity Marching Forward

The Washington Post reported this week that a coalition of over 150 social justice and public interest groups has come together to call for job creation and investment in opportunity, […]
Alan Jenkins

We are No. 2; We are No. 2!

For 110 years America has reigned as the world’s number one manufacturing nation. Next year, China is expected to wrest that title from the United States. Last year, the U.S. […]
Leo Gerard

Call Congress On China Currency

At the AFL-CIO Blog: Call-In Day, July 13: Tell Congress to Pass Currency Legislation. On July 13, tens of thousands of manufacturers across the country—members of the Fair Currency Coalition […]

Senators, The Unemployed Have A Job For You

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, what will you say to Jeff Sumner of Louisville when the lights go out in his house at the end of this week? How proud will […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Our Myopia Around the Mighty

Over half of America has already felt the Great Recession, personally and profoundly. Yet life at our economy’s summit remains ever so sweet. That’s a bitter reality we really ought […]

Will The Tea Party Movement Die Out?

The following was my contribution to The Hill’s weekly “blogger face-off,” as the conservative Ace of Spades and myself answered the question “Like Sen. Graham said, will the Tea Party […]
Bill Scher

The Grip of the Old Economy II

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin today offers a good summary of foreboding reality: in the halting economic recovery, the global ec
Robert Borosage

The Grip of the Old Economy

President Obama touted his National Export Initiative this week, boasting that in the first quarter of this year, exports were up 17% from a year ago. Increased exports abroad generate […]
Robert Borosage

Don’t Let Goldman Sachs Off The Hook

When the nation’s most prestigious investment banks found themselves on the verge of total annihilation in the fall of 2008, the most radical and effective government response was not the […]
Zach Carter

Do Democrats Want Toxic Campaign Cash From Goldman Sachs?

Heavy-hitting Wall Street political donors are withholding their money from the Democratic Party’s campaign coffers, according to a Washington Post report making the rounds on Capitol Hill today. In a […]
Zach Carter

Q&A with Veteran Labor Organizer Stewart J. Acuff

Leo W. Gerard: Stewart, you talk about power in a book you’ve written with economist Dr. Richard A. Levins. You called the manual, “Getting America Back to Work.” What’s the […]
Leo Gerard

The War For Financial Independence: Calls to Surrender

There’s a new conventional wisdom forming in Washington, DC this July 4th, one that transcends party lines and the usual classifications of “left” and “right” as they’re understood in that […]
Richard Eskow


July 4, 1776, Independence Day celebrates our fight to cast off colonial rule by a wealthy elite who were keeping the benefits of our labors for themselves. We fought this […]

Congress, Fight Harder For The Unemployed

If the members of Congress who are spending time in their states and districts during the July 4 recess only get one message, it must be this one: Fight for […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Lying Liars At Goldman Sachs

Today, Goldman Sachs sent its second-highest-ranking officer to Washington, D.C. to tell the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that his company is staffed and managed by complete idiots. In an effort […]
Zach Carter

Feingold v. Fernholz: Vote For Wall Street Reform

Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is defending his decision to vote against the Wall Street reform bill on the grounds that it is simply too weak to prevent future crises, and […]
Zach Carter

Obama at Racine: Conservative Ideas Have Failed

Obama went to town meeting in Racine. Full transcript here: He finally did contrast with conservative ideas that failed. On economy, on jobs, on Wall Street, on energy. Gloves […]
Robert Borosage
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