Green Jobs Are NOT A Myth!

Last week the Washington Post ran an op-ed with the curious headline, “The Green Jobs Myth.” Oil and coal lobbyists everywhere, well-aware that most people only read headlines and a […]

Q&A with Manufacturing Business Expert Richard McCormack

Leo W. Gerard: Richard, when you appeared recently at Youngstown State University as a guest of the Center for Working-Class Lecture Series, you talked about how essential manufacturing is to […]
Leo Gerard

Social Security Works for Women

# With longer life expectancies than men, elderly women tend to live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income. They benefit from […]
Alex Lawson

Financial Reform: Reconciliation or Ritual?

The pheremonic scent of compromise is inducing euphoria in the nation’s capitol once again. Not that there’s anything wrong with compromise, if it results in policies that work. But we’ve […]
Richard Eskow

Whirlpool Workers File Legal Action

Yesterday: Whirlpool Threatens Workers Who Protest Plant Closing, I thought that was the end of it, but whoa, what’s this? Whirlpool Threatens Workers: Protesting Plant Closure Risks ‘Future Jobs’ A […]

NYTimes Owes Us An ACORN Smear Retraction

A month ago while covering the arrest of James O’Keefe after his attempt to tamper with the phones at Senator Mary Landrieu’s office the New York Times repeated conservative misinformation […]

Bipartisan Blight IV: The Shrinking Jobs Bill

"Yesterday, we took a step, a strong first step toward putting Americans back to work, but … it’s a first step. This is the beginning, not the end," Senate Majority […]
Robert Borosage

Montana Initiative Against Pay Day Usury

In Oregon, citizens mobilized to pass progressive tax hikes — on corporations and families making over $250,000 — to help avoid cuts in children’s and health care programs. Now in […]
Robert Borosage

Jobs: Bail Out States, Yes Or No?

The warnings are dire. Just yesterday, for example: Recession Tightens Grip on State Tax Revenues, The recession can now claim another troublesome record: state tax collections shrank at the end […]

Social Security Works For America

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Social Security we are kicking off a blog series called “Social Security Works…” every post will examine an aspect or group of people […]
Alex Lawson

Tea Party: Everything You Know Is Wrong

The Tea Party is shaping up to be 2010’s first major media darling. First came the storm of coverage that surrounded the Tea Party convention in Nashville two weeks ago. […]
Sara Robinson

The Rising Toll Of Wall Street’s Global War

WEEKLY AUDIT The Global Economic Crisis Over the past thirty years, Wall Street has waged a steady war against governments around the globe, convincing policymakers of various ideological stripes that […]
Zach Carter

Power of the Pen

Last week President Obama used a strategy that should become an important part of his leadership going forward. On February 18, he issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission […]
Alan Jenkins

Behold The (Extremely Tiny) Wonders Of Bipartisanship

Five Republican Senators joined most of the Democratic caucus to forge the necessary 60-vote supermajority allowing the Senate’s first jobs bill of the year to advance. Is this a cause […]
Bill Scher

Did the Founders Want Government Small?

The new conservative ‘Mount Vernon Statement’ unveiled last week claims that right-wingers are upholding what the Generation of 1776 held dear. But those right-wingers, history shows, are conveniently overlooking what […]

CPAC: Sideshow and Snake Oil, Pt 1.

The Sideshow Glenn Beck, in a sense, is right. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, is not and could never be a “big tent.” Neither is the brand of conservatism […]
Terrance Heath

Five Former Treasury Secretaries Endorse Volcker Rule

Since the nation’s capital is enamored of bipartisanship in all its forms, it’s surprising that today’s letter from five former Treasury Secretaries – both Democratic and Republican – isn’t front […]
Richard Eskow

Deceptive Big Bank Ads Will be Key to Election 2010

Even before a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision blew the lid off corporate campaign spending, it was clear that the big banks would be key players in the 2010 election […]
Mary Bottari

Will the Public Option Surge Hit The Bipartisan Summit?

The Huffington Post headline states “Public Option Support Surging In Senate” after 18 Senators, with more possible to come, signed a letter calling for the choice of a public health […]
Bill Scher
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