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

The Struggles Of The Top 5

How to sound like a total ass in one easy lesson: At a town hall meeting in Polk County, Wisconsin earlier this year, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) was asked whether […]

On School Reform Michelle Rhee and Democracy

On Tuesday Sam Seder and I had a brief discussion during his daily web broadcast The Majority Report that touched on some points I made in my post here last […]
Jeff Bryant

The Truth About Tax & Spend Conservatism Pt 2

Like I said earlier, the truth about "Tax & Spend Conservatism" is that it isn’t about raising or cutting taxes, but about whose taxes are raised and whose taxes are […]
Terrance Heath

The Truth About Tax & Spend Conservatism Pt 1

Last week, I wrote of strange fiscal shenanigans in the reddest of the red states; like tax increases in Mississippi and increased government spending in Texas. "So," I asked, "why […]
Terrance Heath

Stiglitz Common Sense Pierces the Budget Hysteria

Common sense is an endangered species in today’s budget frenzy. Inside the Beltway, millions of dollars have gone into a concerted campaign to elevate hysteria about deficits, in an effort […]
Robert Borosage

Flooding The Market

Last week I said that the current budget debate comes down to two competing messages: The Republicans need to convince the people that the way boost the economy and create […]

Call Today To Save Social Security

Call Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid led a press conference and rally to save Social Security yesterday: Senate Majority Leader Reid, Other Democrats, Join Hundreds […]

Lockboxes and Lunchboxes Krauthammer vs Social Security

Charles Krauthammer wants you to know two things: There’s no “lockbox” for Social Security and there’s no such thing as a free lunch. He’s wrong about Social Security, but first […]
Richard Eskow

Harrys Fight

One group of senators is determined to cut Social Security benefits. Another is equally determined to stop them. And nearly two-thirds of the Senate signed a letter that took a […]
Richard Eskow

Social Security Real People Real Benefits

"This is not some abstract debate. This is about real people who live real lives." Those were the words of Wade Henderson, CEO of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights, […]
Terrance Heath

A Letter From 64 Senators In an Alternate Universe

Scientists say there are trillions of parallel universes. Statistically, that means that must be one where some poor version of humanity lives in an inverted, mind-bending alternate reality where everything […]
Richard Eskow

False Fear Cyborgs Instead of CEOs

The nightmare for far too many is Cyborgs. The public fears HAL, the 2001 Space Odyssey computer that killed astronauts rather than forfeit its objective. So terrified of the sentient […]
Leo Gerard

Inequalitys Impact A New Debate Opens

If the wealth of the wealthy really bothered Americans, flacks for grand fortune enjoy declaring, our political system would be shaking something fierce. They don’t see a whole lot of […]

Van Jones The Rights Tribute

"We have to understand. We have other patriots who love our country who have other ideas about how to solve our problems… We’re patriots; they’re patriots too." That was my […]
Robert Borosage

Starving Out Workers

I admit sometimes I look at the GOP majority in the House and wonder where these people came from. (Their districts, I know.) Defending the Defense of Marriage Act? Hearings […]
Terrance Heath

The Empty Rhetoric of School Reform

It’s getting really hard to look at the distorted rhetoric of today’s debate about public schools and NOT see it in the same whorish light as other political discussions of […]
Jeff Bryant

What Deindustrialization Looks Like

A picture is worth a thousand words, the saying goes. Get a bunch of pictures together, and they tell a story.The Huffington Post has posted a slideshow of images depicting […]
Terrance Heath

Going Back In Time With Rand Paul

Hey, everyone in the Rand Paul pile-on, make room for one more. I’m coming in for a landing! I shouldn’t pick on the good doctor, though he makes it too […]
Terrance Heath

Rand Paul Wants It Both Ways

(If They Could Turn Back Time, Pt. 2) When I heard Rand Paul’s statement about the civil rights act, I had a sense of deja vu. Not only that I’d […]
Terrance Heath

If They Could Turn Back Time Pt 4

Imagine, if you will, Rand Paul, Michelle Bachman, and Sharron Angle — with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on speakerphone — sitting down together with a copy of the constitution, […]
Terrance Heath
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