Don’t Let Goldman Sachs Off The Hook

When the nation’s most prestigious investment banks found themselves on the verge of total annihilation in the fall of 2008, the most radical and effective government response was not the […]
Zach Carter

Do Democrats Want Toxic Campaign Cash From Goldman Sachs?

Heavy-hitting Wall Street political donors are withholding their money from the Democratic Party’s campaign coffers, according to a Washington Post report making the rounds on Capitol Hill today. In a […]
Zach Carter

Q&A with Veteran Labor Organizer Stewart J. Acuff

Leo W. Gerard: Stewart, you talk about power in a book you’ve written with economist Dr. Richard A. Levins. You called the manual, “Getting America Back to Work.” What’s the […]
Leo Gerard

The War For Financial Independence: Calls to Surrender

There’s a new conventional wisdom forming in Washington, DC this July 4th, one that transcends party lines and the usual classifications of “left” and “right” as they’re understood in that […]
Richard Eskow


July 4, 1776, Independence Day celebrates our fight to cast off colonial rule by a wealthy elite who were keeping the benefits of our labors for themselves. We fought this […]

Congress, Fight Harder For The Unemployed

If the members of Congress who are spending time in their states and districts during the July 4 recess only get one message, it must be this one: Fight for […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Lying Liars At Goldman Sachs

Today, Goldman Sachs sent its second-highest-ranking officer to Washington, D.C. to tell the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that his company is staffed and managed by complete idiots. In an effort […]
Zach Carter

Feingold v. Fernholz: Vote For Wall Street Reform

Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is defending his decision to vote against the Wall Street reform bill on the grounds that it is simply too weak to prevent future crises, and […]
Zach Carter

Obama at Racine: Conservative Ideas Have Failed

Obama went to town meeting in Racine. Full transcript here: He finally did contrast with conservative ideas that failed. On economy, on jobs, on Wall Street, on energy. Gloves […]
Robert Borosage

Did I Mention That Conservatives Hate Teachers?

Yesterday House leaders formally proposed spending $10 billion to help recession-bruised, fiscally distressed states prevent layoffs of hundreds of thousands of teachers The proposal saves teaching jobs without increasing the […]
Bill Scher

Senate Has Chance For Partial Redemption On Jobs

It appears that the Senate, which shamed itself last week by refusing to take action on a jobs and tax fairness bill, will have an opportunity to redeem itself somewhat […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Real Deficit Is Jobs!

The real deficit is jobs. That is one more of those things that everyone can see in front of their faces, but we’re told it isn’t what it is. There […]

Boehner: Cut Social Security to Pay for War

Republican House leader John Boehner laid out the Republcan world view in an interview with a friendly reporter at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Boehner defended the big banks from reform, […]
Robert Borosage

In Praise of Bureaucrats

Brad Johnson at The Wonk Room calls out the “Climate Peacocks” in Congress who are ostentatiously shaking their tailfeathers in mock outrage over the very idea that the Environmental Protection […]
Sara Robinson

Myths & Facts About “Myth & Facts About AmericaSpeaks”

The organizers of AmericaSpeaks, tomorrow’s “town hall meeting”/media event designed to focus attention on budget-cutting, have issued a document called “Myths & Facts About AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy.” A […]
Richard Eskow

Financial Reform: The Road Behind, The Way Forward

The House and Senate have reached a deal and we have a financial reform deal. That means we will see significant improvements over the status quo as it existed yesterday. […]
Richard Eskow

Wall Street Reform: A Good First Step

Members of Congress finished ironing out their differences on Wall Street reform last night, and the resulting bill deserves unequivocal support from progressives and conservatives alike. But while the final […]
Zach Carter

What’s China Doing?

As today’s Progressive Breakfast points out, NYT news reports suggests move is for real, part of fundamental change in Chinese economy: “For years, Chinese leaders looked to the millions of […]

Deficit Deception Risks Depression

The deficit problem can be summed up very simply: the public thinks Obama’s policies created a huge deficit. Never mind that it was Bush’s deficit — the public doesn’t know […]
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