False Fear Cyborgs Instead of CEOs

The nightmare for far too many is Cyborgs. The public fears HAL, the 2001 Space Odyssey computer that killed astronauts rather than forfeit its objective. So terrified of the sentient […]
Leo Gerard

Inequalitys Impact A New Debate Opens

If the wealth of the wealthy really bothered Americans, flacks for grand fortune enjoy declaring, our political system would be shaking something fierce. They don’t see a whole lot of […]

Van Jones The Rights Tribute

"We have to understand. We have other patriots who love our country who have other ideas about how to solve our problems… We’re patriots; they’re patriots too." That was my […]
Robert Borosage

Starving Out Workers

I admit sometimes I look at the GOP majority in the House and wonder where these people came from. (Their districts, I know.) Defending the Defense of Marriage Act? Hearings […]
Terrance Heath

The Empty Rhetoric of School Reform

It’s getting really hard to look at the distorted rhetoric of today’s debate about public schools and NOT see it in the same whorish light as other political discussions of […]
Jeff Bryant

What Deindustrialization Looks Like

A picture is worth a thousand words, the saying goes. Get a bunch of pictures together, and they tell a story.The Huffington Post has posted a slideshow of images depicting […]
Terrance Heath

Going Back In Time With Rand Paul

Hey, everyone in the Rand Paul pile-on, make room for one more. I’m coming in for a landing! I shouldn’t pick on the good doctor, though he makes it too […]
Terrance Heath

Rand Paul Wants It Both Ways

(If They Could Turn Back Time, Pt. 2) When I heard Rand Paul’s statement about the civil rights act, I had a sense of deja vu. Not only that I’d […]
Terrance Heath

If They Could Turn Back Time Pt 4

Imagine, if you will, Rand Paul, Michelle Bachman, and Sharron Angle — with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on speakerphone — sitting down together with a copy of the constitution, […]
Terrance Heath

If They Could Turn Back Time Pt 1

You hear it all the time, these days. Tea baggers, militia members and various other conservatives all that to "take their country back." My usual response was to ask just […]
Terrance Heath

Will Bitches and Turds Decide the Fate of Wisconsin

The reign of lawlessness continues in Wisconsin. Last week, a local court issued a temporary restraining order blocking the implementation of Governor Scott Walker’s radical proposal to do away with […]
Mary Bottari

Rewriting Eric Cantors Cant On Jobs

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday unveiled what his office called a “pro-growth economic plan” in a speech at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. If the speech only exemplified one […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Breaking Up The Banks I Did It

As the debate heats up over Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I took a step out on my own. I got a divorce. I am no […]

Merchants of Danger

Fukushima is “a very huge disaster that has caused very large damage at a nuclear power generation plant on a scale that we had not expected,” according to the deputy […]
Richard Eskow

Looking For Jobs at CPAC

No, I’m not jumping ship or anything like that. I’m just at CPAC looking for something, anything about how conservatives plan to create jobs. Let’s just say I’m still looking. […]
Terrance Heath

The Rights Pushback Against Taxing the Rich

The rising public clamor for higher taxes on America’s wealthy has conservative ideologues increasingly uneasy. For good reason. They don’t have the numbers on their side. Or much history either. […]

Tax & Spend Conservatives Pt 2 — Mississippi

As I wrote earlier, a funny thing happened on the way to budget solvency in some pretty red states: It didn’t work. Budget cuts and austerity have left Texas in […]
Terrance Heath

Tax & Spend Conservatives Pt 1 — Texas

A funny thing on the way to state budget solvency in Texas and Mississippi, which are among the reddest of the red states. You can’t get much more conservative than […]
Terrance Heath

Progressives Have The Winning Argument On Jobs

This headline in The Washington Post earlier this week—House Republicans try to steer focus back to jobs—(after guess who took the focus off of jobs) highlights how silly the silly […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Desperation Row

Originally posted at UnemployedWorkers.Org. Far too many American workers, stricken by the plague of long-term unemployment, find themselves at a place that now exists just off of ‘Main Streets’ in […]

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 […]
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