Rights at Home

Mossville, Louisiana is an historic African American community in the southwest part of the state. Like too many similar communities around the country, it is surrounded by 14 industrial facilities […]
Alan Jenkins

Social Security Works for Veterans

– Veterans and their families make up almost 40 percent of the adult Social Security beneficiary population, which means two out of every five either are veterans or reside with […]
Alex Lawson

Big Weekend News On China Currency Problem

While publicly saying that China is manipulating its currency — a very big deal — Treasury Secretary Geithner announced over the weekend the administration is getting around the problem of […]

None Dare Call It Sedition

Sedition: Crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction — Brittanica Concise Dictionary Well, finally. It’s high […]
Sara Robinson
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Another Gangbuster Year for CEO Pay

Don’t be fooled by all the poor-mouthing around the latest annual executive pay surveys. With Washington dithering on CEO pay reform, chief execs still have plenty of reason to celebrate. […]

Paul Krugman is Wrong About the Big Banks

I rarely accuse Paul Krugman of failing to think clearly, but he’s missed the mark with his his argument against breaking up the U.S. too-big-to-fail financial oligarchy. Here’s Krugman’s core […]
Zach Carter

Rising From ACORN’s Fall

News reports today that California Attorney General Jerry Brown did not find cause to prosecute workers for the community group ACORN who were caught in a sting orchestrated by a […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Fairly Unbalanced

OK. This is truly getting tiresome. I know the media is making an attempt to be "fair and balanced" in writing about the threats of violence against Democratic lawmakers after […]
Terrance Heath

Will the Chinese Play the U.S. Once More?

With pressure building on the administration to tell the truth on China’s currency manipulation, and a report required by law on April 15, the Chinese government demonstrated just how sophisticated […]
Robert Borosage

Jamie Dimon’s Assault on the Economy

The latest letter from J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon to his company’s shareholders is a deliberate effort to obfuscate his own bank’s rapaciousness and deflect attention from the enormous […]
Zach Carter

Jobs Report: A Call To Action

Moments after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report that the economy produced 162,000 jobs in March, this statement was issued on Capitol Hill: ““Any report showing that the […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Pressure On Wages As Well As Jobs

Our economy is not structured to produce enough jobs. Tomorrow’s jobs report is expected to show as many as 200,000 jobs created in March, but a lot of that is […]

End the Denial; Label China a Currency Manipulator

America and China share a terrible delusion. They are in denial about currency manipulation. Both officially state that China is not devaluing its currency. In mid-March, Chinese Prime Minister Wen […]
Leo Gerard

Treasury Sec. Geithner Visits Pennsylvania Today

As the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh today, where he will be “greeted by a chorus of calls to bolster […]
Steven Capozzola

Focus, Focus, Focus: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The economy is said to be recovering, but the people are not. The jobs are gone, and haven’t started to come back. Twenty-five million people are in need of full-time […]
Robert Borosage

Dear Deficit Commission, It’s Not Hard

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You May Have Missed Your ‘Tax Freedom Day’

Are you gearing up for this year’s “Tax Freedom Day” on April 9? If you’ve penciled in that date based on a report released today by the conservative Tax Foundation, […]
Isaiah J. Poole

So Much for “Law and Order” Conservatism

There’s only thing slightly less shocking than the arrest of nine members of the Hutaree Christian militia for plotting to plotting to kill law enforcement officers (with IEDs). That’s conservative […]
Terrance Heath

The Trillion-Dollar Shadow

What secrets are hidden in the Federal Reserve’s trillion-dollar shadow? Economic recovery depends on confidence, and confidence requires knowledge. But Senators like Chris Dodd and Judd Gregg don’t want us […]
Richard Eskow

Tea-Baggers: Out of Work and On the Dole

This is too rich. See, during the campaign, I watched countless videos of McCain-Palin supporters. I compiled snippets of them for two post-election videos, and I collected the videos in […]
Terrance Heath

CNBC: Made in America Making a Comeback

For many years we’ve been hearing about outsourcing and offshoring. President Obama has started taking steps to rebalance world trade and the pendulum is about to start swinging the other […]

Health Care Reform’s Hidden Tax Gem

The health care reform legislation President Obama signed into law last week takes a little-noticed but precedent-setting swipe at executive pay excess. The health care reform package that President Obama […]

Big George Takes Down the Banking Lobby

The Congress just voted to take over $60 billion in subsidies to the banks and invest it in aid to college students. The students beat the banks; hard to believe […]
Robert Borosage

Conservatives’ Race to Oblivion, Pt. 3

The big news, since President Obama signed health care reform into law, has been the threats made against Democratic lawmakers. [h/t, Prometheus.] But there is another threat looming, that isn’t […]
Terrance Heath

Change To Believe In or Focus for Hate-Mongering?

When President Barack Obama signed the historic health insurance reform bill, he said it was, “Change we can believe in.” He noted that his party has sought reform for more […]
Leo Gerard
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