GOP Tries To Shut Down Groundswell For Warren

Faced with a rapidly growing groundswell for Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, the Senate Republican leaders employed the ultimate obstruction on behalf of their Wall […]
Bill Scher

Will Obama Win the Future and Lose the Present

Democrats have their strut back. The Republican assault on Medicare handed Democrats a club to pummel them with — as demonstrated by Democrat Kathy Hochul’s remarkable special election victory Tuesday […]
Robert Borosage

Too Big To Tell An Epic Without Heroes

I won’t watch a movie if I’ve missed the beginning, and I hate missing endings so much that I won’t start watching a movie I can’t see through to the […]
Terrance Heath

No Dice to Medicaid Cuts

I have long felt that it was unlikely that the President would allow substantial cuts to health care programs, since it is his signature issue. But since everyone in DC […]

Senate Budget Vote A Defining One For The Middle Class

Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, a roll call vote that some Republicans were not-so-secretly dreading began, and the public began to know the names of the senators who were willing […]
Isaiah J. Poole

A Better Life (or Why Im Still Not Moving to Canada)

Remember back in 2004, when Dubya won re-election and liberals started threatening to move to Canada? Well, maybe I should have considered it. Because according to OECD’s Better Life Index, […]
Terrance Heath

The Elizabeth Warren Hearing Live Tweeting

Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury Elizabeth Warren is now testifying to a House Oversight subcommittee, pitting America’s best middle-class champion against conservative […]
Bill Scher

Choose Your Financial Future Be Daniel Or Be Eaten

When Elizabeth Warren, the White House adviser who is setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, went to speak before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this morning, one of the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

High Noon On Wall Street

The bankers are endangering innocent people, their pals are roughing up the law, and the people who should be helping out are sitting on the sidelines doing nothing You can […]
Richard Eskow

Public Employees Offer Solutions Examples

Enough with blaming public employees for all of America’s problems. Last week public employees in Oregon marched on the state Capitol with a billion dollars worth of recommendations for government […]

Why Elizabeth Warren Scares Republicans

“There is only one person who should lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and that is the brilliant advocate who championed it, the remarkable administrator who has helped get it […]
Brian Dockstader

Americas Real Deficit Is A Moral Deficit

How can we make sense of the spectacle that’s been unfolding across the American political landscape? Politicians in Wisconsin, Ohio and a dozen other states are trying to take away […]

GOP Kamikazes — Nothing Left to Do

I wish I knew why the GOP has suddenly gone kamikaze on this Ryan plan, but I guess I don’t care. They’ve been so close to the edge of insanity […]

Trading Down The Black Unemployment Epidemic

Almost a year ago, I wrote that African Americans and Latinos are the "canaries in our economic coal mine." In early mines, ventilation was poor at best, non-existent at worst. […]
Terrance Heath

The Black Unemployment Epidemic Pt 1

Lost in the media tsunami after U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden is news that may prove as economically devastating the terrorism bin Laden masterminded. For a lot of […]
Terrance Heath

How Did We Ever Get Higher Ed Backwards

Back in the mid 20th century, colleges and universities helped America beat down economic inequality. Now they reinforce it. The American Dream isn’t quite unfolding the way Richard Silva expected. […]

Cuts For School Kids But More Tax Dollars For Tests

While America’s political leaders happily take a meat axe to our nation’s public school system, the national media continues to turn our gaze toward more pressing issues. But down here […]
Jeff Bryant

Geithners Beltway Wisdom On Stage In New York

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner came to New York this week to press President Obama’s case for a budget deal and taking action now to reduce the future budget deficit.   Sometimes […]

We have a plan Its called Medicare

With Republicans going far beyond line drawing to a full blown assault, a big Democrat finally digs in. Greg Sargent: “It is a flag we’ve planted that we will protect […]

The GOPs Own Private Mediscare

It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for Republicans. Almost. The mess the GOP finds itself in, after appointing itself to Medicare’s "death panel," would be laughable if it […]
Terrance Heath

The Next Voting Rights Movement Must Start Now

The kind of fights that were waged in the 1960s to ensure that African Americans had equal access to the right to vote have to be fought again today for […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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