Jobs Report Treading Water—Barely

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » This morning’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Jobs Report — Not Really Even Treading Water

Robert Borosage says today’s jobs report is “Treading Water.” Isaiah Poole says “Treading Water—Barely.” Robert Borosage, The February jobs report showing an increase of 192,000 jobs, with increased employment in […]

Scott Walker Down the Rat Hole with the Palace Guard

The Wisconsin State Capitol has erupted in a torrent of lawlessness this week that schoolchildren will be reading about for years. No, I don’t mean rowdy protests resulting in mass […]
Mary Bottari

Who Says Grow Jobs Before Cutting Spending Everyone

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » This week, yet another poll showed the public puts creating […]
Bill Scher

Jobs Report Treading Water

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » The February jobs report showing an increase of 192,000 jobs, […]
Robert Borosage

David Walker And Tom Ridge Slap The Tea Partiers

In a fun-house mirror world in which Tea Party mad-hatters drive the agenda of at least one house of Congress, a Politico op-ed co-authored by former Bush cabinet member Tom […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Madoff Talks Is He Right Our TV Interview

Bernie Madoff’s talking and we are, too.  Here’s an interview on RT Television, discussing Madoff’s comments about the US government and Wall Street crimes:
Richard Eskow

Irelands Road To Ruin And Ours

The "Celtic Tiger" — the Irish economy — has clawed its way back from near extinction, according to the Heritage Foundation. The irony is that the things that Heritage praises […]
Terrance Heath

Joe Miller Republicans

Rush Limbaugh says the Wisconsin protesters Are “Long-Haired, Maggot-Infested, Dope-Smoking FM Rock ‘N’ Roller Types. Seriously.And then he told them all to get off his lawn. Whatever. This story in […]

Jobs and March Madness

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » March Madness has descended on Washington – and I’m not […]
Robert Borosage

Bob Pollin Busts The Overpaid Public Employee Lie

It keeps getting recited as if it is holy writ: Public sector employees have better pay and benefits than private sector employees. And with that belief firmly planted in the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

What is it about JOBS that is so hard to get

“The American people’s priorities are clear,” said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel. “They want to keep the government open, and they want to cut spending.” Uh. no. Americans have said agan […]
Robert Borosage

The GOPs Budget Body Count 700000

The Republican response to the painful consequences of their budget cuts runs the gamut from "So be it," to "So what?" "So be it," said Speaker John Boehner to news […]
Terrance Heath

The GOP Plan to Cut Social Security Starting Right Now

Call it a “general strike” … from above. Republicans in Congress are trying to paralyze the government with their new budget bill, using a “disrupt and defeat” strategy to prevent […]
Richard Eskow

Impact Of GOPs Job-Killing Budget Cuts 700000 Jobs Lost

Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics today confirms what several other experts are saying about the slash-and-burn budget antics of House conservatives: The budget cuts being pushed by House Speaker John […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Beyond Wisconsin The March 10 Jobs Summit

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Over the weekend, progressives rallied in front of all 50 […]
Bill Scher

Banks Too Big To Save

Are we headed towards banks too big to save? Check out Simon Johnson on “Geithner’s Gamble” (below, emphasis added.) Big banks seem like Mr. Magoo of the old cartoons, blindly […]
Robert Borosage

Your Turn To Ask The Speaker

Speaker John Boehner is presently soliciting questions on YouTube and Twitter (using the hashtag #askthespeaker), and he will answer the ones which get the most votes from his YouTube page […]
Bill Scher

Five Ways Conservative Slashonomics Harms Us All

When Congress goes back into session next week, the Senate will be under pressure to compromise with the House on a sweeping set of cuts to the 2011 budget. But […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Moral Imperative for Deficit Cutting

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Originally posted at New Deal 2.0. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), […]
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