Conservatives Claim Unions Caused NY Snow Jam

The right’s propaganda machine begins with a simple narrative, repeats it endlessly, and then ties current events to the narrative to drive the point home. The corporate/conservative right are currently […]

Ten Holiday Attacks On Public Employees

If you haven’t already noticed, there is a corporate/conservative campaign underway to convince the public that public employees are living high on the taxpayer’s dime and should have their pay […]

Leaving Wall Street Out of the Story

I’ve just read the “preport” issued by the Republican gang of four minority on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). The preport was a publicity stunt designed to embarrass the […]
Robert Borosage

A Toast to a Remarkable Leader Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will relinquish the gavel to the perpetually tanned, lachrymose Republican leader John Boehner when the new Congress convenes next January. It will be four years after that […]
Robert Borosage

An Investment Agenda for America

Last week, when the president’s tax cut deal with Republicans was all but done, I wrote that the Democrats and progressives risk moral failure if we do not meet the […]
Terrance Heath

Corporations Dont Do Bad Things People Do

Are there “good” companies and “bad” companies? No, there are just companies, and companies don’t have moral characteristics any more than a chair does. Here is something to understand about […]

Crazy Things Conservatives Say Jobless Edition

Having won the right to take control of one body of Congress, conservative Republicans are in full “what the American people voted for” mode — in which a politician presumes […]
Bill Scher

We CAN Protect Social Security

There are rumors that President Obama is going to ask for cuts in Social Security in his State of the Union speech. We have 4 weeks to stop him. People, […]

Americas Greediest The 2010 Top Ten

They came, they saw, they took it all. Welcome to the world where thieves have no honor and those most honored — with lavish rewards — hone their talents hammering […]

99 And Counting Nothing For Christmas

Well, it’s official. The president will sign the tax cut deal into law this afternoon. The 99ers are getting nothing for Christmas, while the White House and the Tea Party […]
Terrance Heath

The Tea Party Era Has Begun

So they passed the tax cut compromise. And the fundamental unfairness of it sticks in the craw: the nation is under a great deal of economic stress, yet the Republicans […]

Banana Republic New York City More Unequal Than Chile

From naked capitalism.com: “Given its degree of inequality, if New York City were a nation, it would rank 15th worst among 134 countries with respect to income concentration, in between […]
Robert Borosage

Obama and the CEOs Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

The president kicked up his “corporate charm offensive,” meeting for hours with 20 CEOs yesterday. Characteristically, he started with an apology for not “finding the right balance” in addressing business. […]
Robert Borosage

Trapped in Bank of America Hell

Are you one of the lucky ones? Have a good job, live in a nice neighborhood, enjoy your cozy home? Think foreclosure only impacts the reckless or the unemployed? Think […]
Mary Bottari

In the Trenches of the Class War

Roger Simon, Politico: Don’t like the way wealth is distributed? Then you can join congressional Democrats and grump about it, or you can get some wealth for yourself. I’ve been […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oligarchy

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; Take a look in Tiffany’s store, glistening once again With Wall Street bonus trinkets all aglow. It’s beginning to […]
Leo Gerard

Setting the Trap

Oh my goodness, here are some Republicans trying to help Obama pass his tax cut bill. How bipartisan of them: You may recall Crossroads GPS – the shadowy third-party group […]

Letters From Foreclosure Hell

From ‘Single Mom‘: “I lost everything, I am now losing the roof over our heads, my 30 year history of good credit, my self-respect. I cried at night, sobbed really, […]
Richard Eskow

Americas Next Failed Conservative Stimulus

Unless something drastic happens between now and the vote on President Obama’s tax-cut "compromise" with congressional conservatives, America is headed for its next failed conservative stimulus. Even with the proposed […]
Terrance Heath

Americans Scorn Conservative Stimulus Package

The Washington Post publishes a poll showing most Americans support the tax deal. No surprise: selling a tax cut doesn’t require a profile in courage. http://is.gd/iJ0n2 The poll provides two […]
Robert Borosage
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