American Opinion: Rebuild America, Don’t Sack It

“I still believe that this will be largely a referendum on the administration’s policies,” said Senator John Cornyn of Texas, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, explaining why the […]
Robert Borosage

Our Growth Is Outsourced, Like Our Jobs

In the news today, a familiar story: imports increased, exports declined. About $50 billion in one month alone. The trade gap isn’t just costing jobs, it’s a significant factor in […]

Save American Manufacturing

The following was originally published by Politico. These days, Republicans can’t suppress the gloat. The “Party of No,” leading in most polls, is said to be on the verge of […]
Robert Borosage

Tax Cuts Are Theft: An Amplification

Dave Johnson’s post on the broken contract that’s allowed private interests to siphon off our public wealth for the past 30 years is incredibly important. His basic argument is this: […]
Sara Robinson

Trade Deficit Inaction Assures A Jobless Non-Recovery

The Commerce Department on Wednesday is expected to release new international trade figures that will underscore how critical it is that Congress and the White House move forward with an […]
Isaiah J. Poole

What’s Green, White and Blue? American Jobs

Red, as in furiously red, defined the day last fall when a consortium of companies announced it wanted $450 million in U.S. stimulus money to build a wind farm in […]
Leo Gerard

Gibbs on the Left: Dog Bites the Man

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs went off the other day on the "professional left," which is never satisfied. The White House apparently is miffed at the criticism they get […]
Robert Borosage

First, ‘Death Tax’; Now, ‘Birth Tax’?

As the right continues to flail for new ways to justify its assault on progressive taxation, Robert Samuelson has come up with a doozy: If we raise taxes to reduce […]
Isaiah J. Poole

“The Uh-Ohs”: A Decade of Conservative Failure

Forget about "the Aughts." Never mind "the Naughts." The decade just passed — and which promises to leave a lingering, bitter aftertaste — deserves a better, more descriptive name: "The Uh-Ohs: A Decade of Conservative Failure."
Terrance Heath

Social Security: Don’t Fear the Boomers

They’re too old to rock and roll, too young to … ruin Social Security. Despite the scaremongers’ attempts to incite generational war, people born between 1946 and 1964 are not […]
Richard Eskow

A Banker Can’t Get Arrested in This Town

The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have broad powers to root out and punish financial fraud. The Interagency Financial Fraud Task Force, formed last November, is an […]
Richard Eskow

Facts Over Fantasy In A Gay Marriage Ruling

teworthy that the right-wing reaction to U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling against California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is not based on coherent, substantive and scientific arguments […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Foreclosure Mills: Wall Street’s Latest Fraud Scheme

Financial giants have figured out yet another way to profit from fraud. After devastating communities across the country with shady subprime loans, the mortgage industry has launched a new assault […]
Zach Carter

The Bank Crisis: Where are the Prosecutions?

Where are the prosecutions of bank officers for defrauding investors or the government? This isn’t an academic question or an eruption of pitchfork populism. Personal accountability is vital in board […]
Robert Borosage

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better

AFL-CIO Now blogger Mike Hall lets President Obama tell it like it is. After President Obama finished delivering his speech to the AFL-CIO Executive Council this morning, AFL-CIO President Richard […]
Tula Connell

Do We Need A Democracy Tariff?

We need a Democracy Tariff, imposed at the border on goods that are brought in from countries where the people have not been able to build a strong democracy that […]
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