TheMiddleClassorg Rates The Ryan Budget Plan Thumbs Way Down, the website that evaluates legislation and congressional votes based on their impact on middle-class people, is being officially reintroduced today with a scathing indictment of the House Republican budget […]
Isaiah J. Poole

GOP Offers No Death Panels Just Death From Lack of Care

Republicans concocted death panels in an attempt to terrify Americans about health care reform, then propagated the lie because they wanted insurance corporations to profit from illness and injury unfettered. […]
Leo Gerard

Making The Tough Decisions

Sometimes I think that the best thing that the only way our country is going to survive is if all of our political elites are forced to live like an […]

Obama Gets It Right On Education – Really

Last week, President Obama gave us a clear perspective of what’s wrong with current education policies and a positive vision for where they should be going. In a townhall meeting, […]
Jeff Bryant

Getting Worried

Charlie Cook can hardly believe what he’s seeing: [T]alking with Republican pollsters, strategists and veteran campaign professionals recently, I now hear sounds of concern that haven’t been heard in almost […]

Pay Back the Money Borrowed From Social Security

Throughout its 75 year history, Social Security has provided critical economic security to millions of retirees, families, children and the disabled. Social Security is paid for by the dedicated contributions […]

Sen Conrad Unifies Dems Against Ryan Yes Kent Conrad

House Budget chairman Paul Ryan’s budget resolution has been rightly condemned by anyone who cares about economic recovery, Medicare, Medicaid, public investment, programs for the poor and disadvantaged, tax justice, […]
Roger Hickey

One We Are One Event In Redwood City CA

I attended a We Are One event in Redwood City, California, at “Courthouse Square.” The early-evening event was well-attended with maybe 250 people and a number of speakers. Most local […]

Ryans Roadmap To Ruin

Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan will push rising health care costs onto those least able to afford them – the elderly, the disabled and the poor. It will do nothing […]
Robert Borosage

Mixed Results on Jobs and Opportunity

New job numbers released last Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics included some welcome news. The national unemployment rate dropped to a two-year low of 8.8% in March, with […]
Alan Jenkins

Today We Are One

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. […]
Terrance Heath

Watch the Acclaimed Documentary At the River I Stand

April 4 marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, murdered in 1968 while fighting for the rights of striking Memphis sanitation workers. This event is brilliantly […]
Brian Dockstader

Dangerous Unselfishness

Years ago, I visited Memphis, Tenn., to attend a conference.  The conference coincided with the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, and thousands of fans were in Memphis to visit Graceland.  […]
Terrance Heath

I Happen To Have Paul Krugman Right Here

Watch GOP flack Torie Clark fatuously parroting the most fetid, decaying conventional wisdom (“neither of the two Senators tried to score political points … they were very responsible”) and then […]

March to Stop the Freeloaders

The nation’s greedy corporations and insatiable wealthy are fattening themselves on workers. There’s no trickle down. It’s the opposite; the rich have been sucking the economic lifeblood from the middle […]
Leo Gerard

We Are One Will There Be Justice For Women Workers

On April 4, “We Are One” community-based actions will be taking place all over the country, in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination while trying to organize sanitation […]
Bill Scher

Wisconsin Governor Defies Court Prepares for Coronation

Wisconsin continues to spin out of control and a constitutional crisis looms as a judge this week again ordered Walker’s administration to halt implementation of his bill stripping Wisconsin public […]
Mary Bottari

Public Sector Pink Slips Undercut Jobs Growth

Two steps forward, one step back. That’s what we keep doing on the jobs front as long as we allow conservative budget austerity to drown out efforts to keep the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Dancing With The Tea Party

"Dance with the one that brung you." It’s an old saying, and an unwritten rule in politics: stick with the strategy and/or constituency that "brung you" to power, if you […]
Terrance Heath
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