Wisconsin Plunder on the Right

Governor Scott Walker, the self-described “Tea Party Governor” of Wisconsin, likes to present himself as a faux populist, standing against powerful public employee unions for the little guy. In fact, […]
Robert Borosage

Tea Party Win

E.J. Dionne is half right: Take five steps back and consider the nature of the political conversation in our nation’s capital. You would never know that it’s taking place at […]

Chance and Change

This month, as protests swept the Middle East and toppled strongmen in Egypt and Tunisia, thousands of American adolescents rushed to see rising teen pop star Greyson Chance in concert. […]
Alan Jenkins

WI Dems Show Right Way To Filibuster

In Wisconsin the Governor and Republican majority are trying to strip state employees of the right to collective bargaining. The are literally trying to “ram through” in a very short […]

The GOPs Cement Shoes for the Economy

I’ll say it again. When progressives and conservatives talk about jobs, we are not talking about the same thing. Nor do we talk about jobs for the same reasons, it […]
Terrance Heath

Miller Picking on Poor Kids isnt Tough

Rep. George Miller calling out mock tough conservatives — and Gov Christie for that matter. What is the measure of political courage? It isn’t tough to kick poor kids. Finally […]
Robert Borosage

Cuts vs More Cuts Thats No Debate

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Earlier this week, Senate Democratic leaders said their budget would […]
Bill Scher

Gov Chris Christie The Biggest Sham In American Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being puffed up by many conservatives as the refreshing, straight-talking principled budget slasher that could lead a nationwide right-wing resurgence. Yesterday, conservatives drooled as […]
Bill Scher

John Boehners So Be It Economics

With a turn of phrase that ranks right up there with "I’m alright, Jack," "We care about the small people," and "Let them eat cake," House Speaker John Boehner voiced […]
Terrance Heath

Writing Off Real Americans

It looks like the Republicans have decided they don’t need the votes of any people who work for the government or any of their families: If House Republicans succeed in […]

CPAC & The Trouble With True Believers

Covering CPAC was like stepping through the looking glass. It was like a lot of political conferences I’ve seen, just with the context flipped. Usually, these conferences are mix of […]
Terrance Heath

Trump Speaks Truth To The Tea Party at CPAC

Believe it or not, the appearance of Donald Trump at CPAC was not the most surreal moment of my first day at the conference. That came later, but not by […]
Terrance Heath

J-O-B-S CPACs Four Letter Word

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » I have to admit, I got a little excited during […]
Terrance Heath

Succor the Rich Suffer the Child

The blizzard of budget numbers flurrying around Washington is disorienting. Republicans are talking about cuts in the next seven months. The president’s budget proposes cuts in FY 2012 that begins […]
Robert Borosage

The GOPs Pyrrhic Victory Why It Wont Work Pt 4 of 4

President Obama is right. The Democrats got a "shellacking" in the midterm election. But not from the people who voted. And in a sense, the pundits and prognosticators are maybe […]
Terrance Heath

Budget Choice Govern Or Gut

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » Governing for We, the People, or gutting for the benefit […]

Republicans Are CUTTING Jobs Programs

The country has been waiting for the promised action on jobs and unemployment since the new Congress came in. Nothing yet. We’ve had the show-vote on health care, we’ve had […]

President Antes Up 15M New Jobs GOP Folds

Demanding bold solutions to today’s jobs crisis.Read the series » Register for The Summit on Jobs & America’s Future » There’s a risk that the budget battle descends into a […]
Bill Scher

Conservatives Closing The Roads To Jobs And Recovery

LISTEN Deborah Weinstein of the Coalition for Human Needs explains how irresponsible federal budget cuts being proposed by conservatives in Congress will ultimately make the economy worse. The federal budget […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Beyond Hysteria Common Sense about Deficits

With the submission today of the President’s proposed budget for next year (FY 2012), Washington descends further into the furious debate about less. How much less will government do? The […]
Robert Borosage

The Republican Budget Is Madness

Call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure the American people didn’t vote last November for fewer jobs, teachers and cops and more sickness, pollution and hunger. In fact, I’m sure […]
Bill Scher

Jobs No Narrow Rape Definition Yes

The new Congress was elected by promising things to voters, but now in office they are doing different things. It is as if they said what they needed to say […]

The Depressing Phony War in Washington

There were three of us on Warren Olney’s “To the Point” public radio program, one of the more enlightened shows on NPR. But the program, addressing the coming debate on […]
Robert Borosage

Finding the Good in the Good Old Days

It’s federal budget time, and they’re talking 1950s on Capitol Hill. Well, sometimes we can move forward by turning the political clock back. But we have to know exactly where […]

House GOP Heralds The Salmonella Protection Act Of 2011

Today, the House is expected to approve a Republican resolution that would effectively cut all federal government “non-security” spending by nearly 20%. Their political objective is contrast Republican budget slashing […]
Bill Scher

Governor Mayor Speak Out Against Job-Killing Budget Cuts

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter are having some success in creating jobs for their residents in a tough economic climate. And Republicans in Congress are working […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Conservative Cuts Have Consequences

Whatever you may think of him, you’ve got to give Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) credit. He said he would present his own budget, and now he’s done it. He’s even […]
Terrance Heath
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