Jobs and March Madness

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » March Madness has descended on Washington – and I’m not […]
Robert Borosage

Bob Pollin Busts The Overpaid Public Employee Lie

It keeps getting recited as if it is holy writ: Public sector employees have better pay and benefits than private sector employees. And with that belief firmly planted in the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

What is it about JOBS that is so hard to get

“The American people’s priorities are clear,” said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel. “They want to keep the government open, and they want to cut spending.” Uh. no. Americans have said agan […]
Robert Borosage

The GOPs Budget Body Count 700000

The Republican response to the painful consequences of their budget cuts runs the gamut from "So be it," to "So what?" "So be it," said Speaker John Boehner to news […]
Terrance Heath

The GOP Plan to Cut Social Security Starting Right Now

Call it a “general strike” … from above. Republicans in Congress are trying to paralyze the government with their new budget bill, using a “disrupt and defeat” strategy to prevent […]
Richard Eskow

Impact Of GOPs Job-Killing Budget Cuts 700000 Jobs Lost

Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics today confirms what several other experts are saying about the slash-and-burn budget antics of House conservatives: The budget cuts being pushed by House Speaker John […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Beyond Wisconsin The March 10 Jobs Summit

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Over the weekend, progressives rallied in front of all 50 […]
Bill Scher

Banks Too Big To Save

Are we headed towards banks too big to save? Check out Simon Johnson on “Geithner’s Gamble” (below, emphasis added.) Big banks seem like Mr. Magoo of the old cartoons, blindly […]
Robert Borosage

Your Turn To Ask The Speaker

Speaker John Boehner is presently soliciting questions on YouTube and Twitter (using the hashtag #askthespeaker), and he will answer the ones which get the most votes from his YouTube page […]
Bill Scher

Five Ways Conservative Slashonomics Harms Us All

When Congress goes back into session next week, the Senate will be under pressure to compromise with the House on a sweeping set of cuts to the 2011 budget. But […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Moral Imperative for Deficit Cutting

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Originally posted at New Deal 2.0. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), […]

Live Free or Die But You Cant Vote

The Dartmouth College Republicans and the Dartmouth College Democrats have teamed up to fight a New Hampshire bill that seeks to disenfranchise students who attend college outside of their hometown. […]

The Politics of Madison Interview on Russia Today

We discussed the implications of the Madison movement in an interview on “Russia Today” television yesterday. The interviewer started out by asking me about the President’s political position before we […]
Richard Eskow

Koch Brothers “Prank” No Laughing Matter

Madison — Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came under fire today after news broke about statements he made in a 20-minute phone call from a Boston-area alternative news reporter posing […]
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin & The GOPs War on the Middle Class

In a post about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s bid to strip public employee unions of collective bargaining — the most important and effective tool for protecting workers — Van Jones […]
Terrance Heath

The War Against the Republic The Battle of Madison

Sometimes it’s worth looking at current events through the eyes of a historian chronicling the end of an age, or those of a district attorney in a time of corruption. […]
Richard Eskow

Wisconsin The Fight For The Future

VIDEO: Why Others Should Join The Wisconsin Protests Campaign for America’s Future co-director Robert Borosage joins FireDogLake editor Jane Hamsher and Wisconsin AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Stephanie Bloomingdale on Cenk Uygur’s show […]
Robert Borosage

Tea Party Winning Poll Has Hints For A Momentum Shift

Dig into the numbers of the latest Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University poll on the recession and race and it’s easy to see how the Obama administration and congressional Democrats […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Top 5 Why Wisconsin Matters To You

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Thousands are rallying in Wisconsin and across the nation to […]
Bill Scher

Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Rally

Tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents are flooding the State Capitol in Madison in protest of Governor Walker’s proposed budget "repair" bill that would end 50 years of collective bargaining […]
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin Plunder on the Right

Governor Scott Walker, the self-described “Tea Party Governor” of Wisconsin, likes to present himself as a faux populist, standing against powerful public employee unions for the little guy. In fact, […]
Robert Borosage
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