GOP Jobs Forum Wednesday NPR Emergency Thursday

Today, Politico reported that congressional Republicans are actually aware that they are failing to convince the electorate that they have a strategy to create jobs. But they appear to think […]
Bill Scher

99 And Counting On Wisconsin

As a progressive, sometimes I almost feel that I should say "Thank you" to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Not for what he’s trying to do to Wisconsin, but for energizing […]
Terrance Heath

GOP Bait and Switch on Jobs

  The House Republicans have developed a track record of bait and switch when it comes to their approach to job creation.   Last week, House Republican leadership released a […]
Anne Thompson

Who Gets Hit With the Tab for the Great Recession

Governor Scott Walker and a gaggle of Republican governors assault the right of workers to bargain collectively in states across the country. Teachers get laid off as school budgets are […]
Robert Borosage

Fukushima USA Hell or High Water

SoSome politicians are so determined to serve their corporate patrons that even disasters like Fukushima can’t lessen their anti-government zeal. The expression for that kind of determination is “Come hell […]
Richard Eskow

External Shock Happens

The Calculated Risk blog takes a survey of all the bad news that could hit the economy, in Crisis Fatigue? Make a list, (click through for details, etc.) • Risks […]

Shock Happens II

Earlier today I wrote that External Shock Happens, and “we should be shoring up our public structures, our infrastructure, our protections and empowerments. That is what government is and what […]

American Jobs Made Here

You wouldn’t know it from looking around you but this country has grown much richer over last 30 years. We have a vastly higher GDP, higher average income, much more […]

Center Right Nation Say What

The following caught my eye: It is today’s distillation by Anzalone Liszt Research drawn from recent national polls: For first time in history, more Americans support gay marriage than oppose […]
Robert Borosage

The Movement To Get Rand Paul A Working Toilet Explodes

Earlier this week, I offered advice to America’s highest-ranking libertarian Sen. Rand Paul how he could find a working toilet, and dispel his belief that the federal government will not […]
Bill Scher

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
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