Is Obama Too Focused On Wall Street

Yesterday on MSNBC in a segment titled “Is Obama Too Focused On Wall Street,” Robert Borosage responded to questions about the President’s pursuit of campaign contributions from Wall Street, and […]
Robert Borosage

When Will Obama Sound the Alarm About Jobs

The sudden weakening of the economic recovery is now undermining even the stock market. As usual, however, Wall Street is worried about profits and a possible double-dip recession. But what […]

Economists’ Moral Duty On Jobs

Originally published on the SCEPA Blog The Federal Reserve’s Ben Bernanke could not avoid admitting this week that the American economic recovery was faltering. GDP growth of less than 2 […]

We Cant Cut Our Way To Prosperity

The following is an oped published in USA Today, rebutting the paper’s editorial stance against additional stimulus. You can read the editorial board’s case here. Twenty-five million people are in […]
Robert Borosage

Florida The Petri Dish For E Coli Conservatism

There are unfortunately many states where we will be able to see the disastrous effects of conservatism run amok over the coming months, but Florida bears particular watching. The Republican-dominated […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Executive Action on Jobs

Conservatives in Congress and their echo chamber have backed President Obama, and the American people, into a dangerous corner.  Private sector job creation is desperately needed for our national recovery […]
Alan Jenkins

Senate Democrats Stand Up For Medicaid

Every once in a while, something extraordinary happens in Washington, D.C.: Lawmakers actually pay attention to what Americans really want, and then stand up for policies that reflect what most […]
Terrance Heath

The Values Of Education Get Lost In The Numbers

Just as climate scientists warn Americans to brace for a long hot summer, anyone paying attention to the nation’s public schools can expect a summer of more of the same, […]
Jeff Bryant

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 […]
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