Our Politics of Powerlessness

In the metro-D.C. area, if it isn’t electricity it’s the water. The wind shifts direction or a simple summer storm is all it takes to knock out one or the […]
Terrance Heath

An Interview With Howard Dean

Yesterday I co-hosted The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur. Our first interview was with Howard Dean, in a wide-ranging conversation that covered his continued enthusiasm for Barack Obama (but not […]
Richard Eskow

There Are Zero Good Reasons To Block Elizabeth Warren

No reformers question whether Elizabeth Warren is the best candidate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She’s a lauded scholar, an inspiring advocate who will draw talented and […]
Zach Carter

The Carnage Never Told

Washington is enmeshed in a partisan debate about gestures — with Republicans now boasting that Americans will reward them for saying no to just about everything. No to forestalling the […]
Robert Borosage

Elizabeth Warren and Her Discontents

Somebody really, really doesn’t want Elizabeth Warren to run the new Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, or “CFPB,” which she first envisioned and proposed. Who? The big banks, for sure, as […]
Richard Eskow

Hey CEOs. Want Certainty? Cap Carbon.

Conservative corporate executives — many of whom are raking in profits while refusing to create jobs — continue to complain that President Obama’s agenda is blame for the weak economy […]
Bill Scher

Dear Mr. President: Time To Man Up

"It hurts me that they didn’t even try to attempt to see what is happening here, they didn’t care." Shirley Sherrod – on her forced resignation from the USDA within […]
Terrance Heath

The Bank Lobby Smear Against Elizabeth Warren

Ezra Klein needs to stop repeating bank lobby smears against Elizabeth Warren. He’s sympathetic to the charge that Warren is “too dismissive of the benefits of financial innovation,” because, well, […]
Zach Carter

Stop Coddling The McCarthyite Smear Machine

The right-wing smear machine that cost an exemplary Agriculture Department official her job should be denounced for what it is: a high-tech, low-rent McCarthyism that launches search-and-destroy missions with no […]
Robert Borosage

Wait 11 Years For A Jobs Recovery? I Don’t Think So

Two depressing reports today show the depth of today’s jobs emergency, both immediately and in the long term. The message that these two reports convey is clear: We are in […]
Isaiah J. Poole

We Need Leaders, Not Accountants

The following was originally published by Politico With more than 20 million people unemployed or underemployed, deflation looming, trade deficits rising and the economy staggering, American elites are hyperventilating about […]
Robert Borosage

Why Democrats Can’t Govern II

They forget to dance with those that brung them Consider the current tempest about the “poisonous relations” between Obama and business. Former Clintonista Roger Altman, a Democratic investment banker, offers […]
Robert Borosage

Why Democrats Can’t Govern I

They’d rather switch than fight. Consider. Elizabeth Warren, brilliant Harvard Law Professor, stalwart defender of America’s beleagued middle class, championed the Consumer Financial Protection Agency as essential to protecting consumers […]
Robert Borosage

Standing With The Unemployed

Today’s image from the Rose Garden was a potent one: President Obama, standing with three of America’s long-term jobless, calling on Congress to end the Republican filibuster of unemployment benefits […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Republicans Kiss the Rich; Diss the Jobless

A brutal competition pits worker against worker continually now in this country. Five unemployed people vie with each other for each available job. It’s like a cruel game of musical […]
Leo Gerard

Move Over, Climate Change Deniers

Make room for a new right-wing assault on scientific research. In the cross-hairs this time: the massive epidemiological evidence on inequality’s horrific toll on our health and overall well-being. Just […]

Paying A Premium In China

Over the weekend the San Jose News carried a story, Made in China, bought in China — for more, describing some of the barriers Chinese consumers face when buying goods […]

Are Our Bosses Becoming Meaner?

The staggering gap between CEO and worker pay, new research from three business scholars suggests, has left America’s workplaces still more nasty, brutish, and short. We have today in academia, […]

The World’s Craziest Conservatives?

It would be funny, if only it wasn’t reality. That’s what I thought when I came across this while perusing videos on my iPhone recently. It’s a pretty good compliation […]
Terrance Heath

Wall Street Reform Clears Final Filibuster

Good news: The Senate just secured 60 votes to proceed on Wall Street reform, clearing the way for the legislation’s final passage today or Saturday. The legislation garnered the votes […]
Zach Carter
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