Sen. Brown to Geithner: Make the Fed Accountable

Senator Sherrod Brown, head of the subcommittee in charge of overseeing the Federal Reserve, has written President Obama urging him to use the THREE vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board […]
Robert Borosage

Social Security Works for People With Disabilities In December 2008, over 9.3 million people received Social Security disability benefits 9.3 million people with disabilities, their spouses and children 7.4 million disabled workers under the full retirement […]
Alex Lawson

All You Really Need to Know About Banking Reform

Financial reform, as it is called, shouldn’t be all that complicated. Break up the banks deemed “too big to fail,” since that offends any possibility of market discipline and puts […]
Robert Borosage

This Jobs Bill Could Work

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., introduced a bill today that is a meaningful response to the nation’s jobs crisis. It still falls short of the need, but it would accomplish far […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Bernanke Pulls a Kanye On CFPA, Then Gets Sideswiped

Almost everyone knows that to “pull a Kanye” means to steal the limelight when it rightfully belongs elsewhere. With Sen. Dodd’s suggestion that the Consumer Financial Protection Agency be housed […]
Richard Eskow

Limbaugh Endorses Socialist Paradise

So Rush Limbaugh has threatened to move to Costa Rica if health care reform passes. As Brian Docksteader wrote, the irony of this is almost too rich to believe. Given […]
Sara Robinson

International Women’s Day is a Day for Action

President Obama and the First Lady recognized International Women’s Day earlier this week with a moving and sometimes funny ceremony in the East Room. The President said that “the story […]
Alan Jenkins

Senator Dodd Doubles Down on a Losing Bet

Submitted by Mary Bottari on March 8, 2010 – 09:06 Watching the devolution of the bank reform bill in the U.S. Senate has been painful. Banking Chairman Chris Dodd’s original […]
Mary Bottari

The Health Care Summit Worked

There were two ways last month’s health care summit could have been a success. Republican leaders actually would support legislation that incorporated some of their ideas. Or, in the far […]
Bill Scher

Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Joe Biden Talks to Labor about Jobs

Vice President Joe Biden defended the administration in a speech to America’s labor leaders, gathered at the AFL-CIO Executive Council meetings in Orlando, Florida this week. Mentioning individual union presidents […]
Robert Borosage

Social Security Works for People of Color * The Social Security program itself is race blind; the benefits it pays are a function of a worker’s earnings history and family situation. * Studies show African Americans […]
Alex Lawson

Rush Limbaugh, Listen to Your Brain

Deep down in our lobes, says new research from an international scientific team, sits a basic tilt toward fairness. Are we humans hard-wired to hoard or to “share the wealth”? […]
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