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

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
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