Will the President Pass the Warren Test

It really is very simple. Will the President name the best leader — Elizabeth Warren — to head the Consumer Finanical Protection Bureau? Nominate her. Challenge the Senate Republican threat […]
Robert Borosage

Senate Should Stop The Banks Debit Card Money Grab

One of Wall Street’s most brazen disinformation campaigns ever on behalf of a naked money grab from consumers comes to a head on the Senate floor this afternoon, in a […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Romney Pawlenty Race To See Who Can Out-Bush Bush

The Republican presidential field can be divided into two groups: the politically sane (Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman), and the politically insane (Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, […]
Bill Scher

Weiner vs Bayh Which Ones A Bigger Scandal

Anthony Weiner wanted to get off, while Evan Bayh wants to get rich. Weiner serviced himself in public, while Bayh’s abusing his public service. Guess which one will be a […]
Richard Eskow

A Call from Labor Ban Big Bank Stock Options

Federal agencies are now preparing new regulations for enforcing the Dodd-Frank banker pay reforms enacted last summer. These new regs, says the AFL-CIO, need to prohibit the ‘incentive’ that’s still […]

Take The Blindfold Off The Tax Debate

There’s been a great deal of talk about tax reform recently. However, much of it has been, as Representative Sander Levin, D-Mich., put it on Friday, “discussed only in glittering […]

No Pivot

In light of ongoing tepid job growth, Jared Bernstein had some good advice for the White House the other day: Someone just asked me, “how does the White House pivot […]

Medicaid Its Not Just For Poor People

In my previous post, I covered what Republicans want to do to Medicaid. In this post, I intend to delve into why Republicans want to gut Medicaid. Republicans present their […]
Terrance Heath

10 Years Of Bush Tax Cuts Is Enough

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. And we’re going to commemorate these costly handouts … by taking action to get rid of them. […]
Roger Hickey

It Takes a Movement

This is a classic "small d" democratic moment. The economy is in deep trouble — immediate and long term. Washington is oblivious, compromised by moneyed interests, knotted by ideological divides. […]
Robert Borosage

Bernie Sanders Prescription for Big Pharma

Two years ago I blogged about being one of millions of Americans who has to swallow one of Big Pharma’s bitter pills every morning. Over the last few years, drug-makers […]
Terrance Heath

Vomit Baby Vomit Do Republicans Love Food Poisoning

I thought my outrage meter was about pegged today after learning that coal companies are essentially bribing schools to lie to children about fossil fuels (e.g. “Our world is deficient […]
Brian Dockstader

E. coli conservatives

By Rick Perlstein First, they came for the spinach. I remember the day last September. The supermarket had a new kind of salad dressing, one that looked like it would […]

Its Now Indisputable We Have A Jobs Crisis

Now can we agree that there is a jobs crisis? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an anemic number of new jobs created in May, 54,000. In other words, we’re […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Taxed Enough Already How About A Negative 15 Tax Rate

Hours after I called attention to a column by former Reagan and Bush 41 economic adviser Bruce Bartlett that debunked the right-wing narrative that taxes on the wealthy are too […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Just Who Are Boehners Economists

Today, Speaker John Boehner released a list of 150 economists who back the Republican position that an hike in the debt limit should be conditional on spending cuts greater than […]
Bill Scher

GOP Get Out Of Elizabeth Warrens Way

Over the last two weeks, progressives have sparked a massive grassroots groundswell for Elizabeth Warren’s appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and rein in reckless bankers. And how […]
Robert Borosage

Taxed Enough Already Not The Corporate Class

Common sense on taxing corporations and millionaires continues to come from surprising places, such as an article on the New York Times Economix blog by Bruce Bartlett, who had economic […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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