The Six Most Dangerous Government Sponsored Enterprises

Simon Johnson, the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is a principled conservative who understands how financial oligopolies can loot a nation. He’s been warning about the inadequacy […]
Robert Borosage

Americans for Constitutional Citizenship

Congratulations! You’re expecting a baby. There are a million things to do, from getting the nursery in order to buying a car seat and finding a pediatrician. Also, start documenting […]
Alan Jenkins

Zero Hour for Social Security

As I have previously warned–and I hope I’m wrong–President Obama seems on the verge of needlessly cutting America’s most valued social program and the one that best differentiates Republicans from […]

Issa the Inquisitor

What’s the worst thing about Darrell Issa’s debut as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee? It could be his relentless, Gloria Swansonish, “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille” […]
Richard Eskow

Its Simple Reform the Filibuster Shame the Hypocrites

There are a lot of complicated issues out there, ones that require detailed analysis and serious number-crunching. The Senate will be debating its own filibuster procedures over the next three […]
Richard Eskow

The Undo Everything Congress Begins With Health Care

Did you think that, having regained control of the House, the GOP will stop being the "party of No" and start governing, or at least doing something about the challenges […]
Terrance Heath

Tea Party Betrayed On Spending Cuts

The Tea Party membership is being set up for yet another huge betrayal by the DC Republican establishment. The members had very clear expectations that specific spending cuts would fix […]

The Paycheck Data CEOs Dont Want Us to See

Corporate America is working feverishly behind the scenes to smother a new federal mandate, enacted last year, that just might revitalize the drive to roll back excessive executive pay. Sometimes […]

Constitutional Cowards

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a […]
Terrance Heath

On Bill Daleys Appointment

Bill Daley is an experienced corporate lobbyist, a skilled strategist, and a smart operator. That’s presumably why he was hired. But it is bizarre to say that “few Americans can […]
Robert Borosage

America Needs An Industrial Policy

Over the weekend Daily Kos ran a front-page story, America needs an industrial policy, making the point that Germany is doing well because their government understands that a national policy […]

Top Ten Ways The Right Will Wreck The Recovery

Conservatives have a legislative agenda for 2011 that will hurt your ability to get or keep a job, your neighborhood’s ability to recover from the recession and this country’s ability […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Working Poor Americas Invisible Economic Other

Earlier this week, I made a case for an investment agenda for America. Now, a report from The Working Poor Families Project has underscored the urgent need for an economic […]
Terrance Heath

How Conservatives Are Destroying Your Retirement

We have to stop letting conservatives get away with the line that state and local governments, as well as corporations, are in trouble with their employee retirement plans because greedy […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Cruelty Lobby

Not content to merely lobby for cutting Social Security pensions, the other day Peter Orszag put disability insurance on the menu as well, saying that people with disabilities should be […]

Full Catastrophe Banking in 2011

With a $4.7 trillion bailout under their belts and no harm done to their billion-dollar bonuses, don’t expect Wall Street bankers to be chastened by the 2008 financial crisis. Below […]
Mary Bottari

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David Shuster

Inequality A Melancholy of the Soul

Nicholas Kristof has important piece in NYT, entitled Equality, A True Soul Food He summarizes the striking work that shows how corrosive extreme inequality is not simply to society, but […]
Robert Borosage
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