The Soaring Deficits of Conventional Wisdom

What’s striking in the debate over America’s budget deficits isn’t the stridency of the anti-government Right. That’s expected and they don’t deviate from script. No, most impressive is the steely […]
Robert Borosage

For Adults Only

God save us from sentences like this one: “Don’t look now, but an adult conversation has begun on the federal budget deficit.” If we’ve heard this cliché once, we’ve heard […]
Richard Eskow

How Koch Front Groups Influence Laws

Tuesday the House of Representatives voted to continue tax breaks and subsidies for oil companies. Every Republican voted to support the tax breaks and subsidies. Thursday House Republicans are expected […]

Time For The People To Tell The Story [VIDEO]

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Yesterday on MSNBC, Campaign for America’s Future Co-Director Robert Borosage previewed today’s “Defend The Dream” rallies, organized by […]
Robert Borosage

Whistling Past the Ruins The Education Moment

The President went to Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia to deliver a speech on education, calling on Congress to fix and reauthorize No Child Left Behind by the fall. […]
Robert Borosage

What Free Trade Has Cost The World

If you take a job away from someone who is paid a reasonable wage because they enjoy the protections and prosperity of democratic government, move it across a border, and […]

Senator Rand Paul I Can Find You A Good Toilet

Last Thursday, I learned that Sen. Rand Paul hasn’t had a functioning toilet in his home for 20 years. He seems to believe the federal government is not allowing him […]
Bill Scher

From Wisconsin to Wal-Mart

If you think conservatism’s war on America’s working- and middle-classes is only happening in Wisconsin and a few other states, you’re wrong. If you think that it’s only a war […]
Terrance Heath

CEO Pay Bashing Tea Party-Style

Has Jim DeMint, the right-wing senator leading the assault on federal domestic spending, finally gone too far? His corporate executive benefactors may soon come to think so. Even hypocrites can […]

Van Jones A Ladder To Climb

Van Jones gave an inspirational closing talk at yesterday’s the Summit On Jobs & America’s Future in Washington D.C. Beginning by talking about the Tea Party movement and how that […]

No Decency

I was as the Summit on Jobs & America’s Future yesterday, so I didn’t get to hear Keith Ellison’s testimony at Rep. Peter King’s hearing on "Islamic radicalization." Instead, I […]
Terrance Heath

Wisconsin Subterfuge Violates American Democratic Values

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his crew of country club conservatives this week brutalized the nation’s democratic traditions to secure legislation demanded by big corporations and billionaire conservative financiers like […]
Leo Gerard

A Guide To A Deluded Budget Debate

The following was originally published in Politico ‘America is broke.” “Government’s on a spending spree.” “Real deficit reduction requires taking on entitlements.” The delusions and distortions are so widespread the […]
Robert Borosage

Jobs And Economic Justice Tour Launched

VIDEO Rep. Keith Ellison discusses his plan for a “jobs and economic justice tour” in cities nationwide. The Progressive Caucus is launching a “jobs and economic justice” tour around the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Its The Economy Moron

“It’s the economy, moron!” That was pollster Celinda Lake’s succinct take, at the Summit on Jobs & America’s Future, this morning. Lake was there in 1992 when James Carville summed […]
Terrance Heath

Top Tweets From The #JobSummit

The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future is still underway, but here are the best Twitter posts from the conference, so far: @mpiscatella: @villaraigosa: I was a latch key kid […]
Bill Scher

Washington Forgets About Jobs Thursday Well Remember

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis. Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Washington is afflicted with its own version of March […]
Robert Borosage

Tomorrow We Build The Jobs Movement [VIDEO]

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Yesterday, Campaign For America’s Future Co-Director Roger Hickey appeared on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show to preview tomorrow’s “Summit […]
Roger Hickey

Bad Ideas Running Aground

Over the last year, right-wing politicians introduced a slew of bills in Congress and multiple states that purported to address the problem of illegal immigration. The proposals ranged from replicating […]
Alan Jenkins

Lets Get Real About Jobs

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis. Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » This Thursday, CAF will host The Summit on Jobs […]
Terrance Heath

If Gary Locke Goes to China

Our new man in China, Gary Locke, will have a big, bilateral economic mess to help clean up. The United States posted a record $273 billion trade deficit with China […]


“Clueless.” “Stupid.” “Middle-class welfare.” Sometimes a guy who likes facts and figures gets slapped in the face by reality, and apparently today’s my day. Several recent stories showed me how […]
Richard Eskow

Dan Froomkin On Why America Needs Jobs And A Jobs Summit

The Huffington Post’s senior Washington correspondent Dan Froomkin today solves a mystery. Last year he launched a series, “America Needs Jobs,” and promised 20 ideas that should be on the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

On Women’s Day GOP Attacks Women

Not like Valentine’s Day, which is about love and chocolate, or Mother’s Day, which is about sentimentality and breakfast in bed, International Women’s Day is about equality and autonomy. The […]
Leo Gerard

A Jobs Bill Wrongly Ignored In Budget-Cut Mania

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » At a time when the nation faces a lost decade […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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