Goldman Accused of Rigging “Robin Hood Tax” Vote

It’s really unbelievable. The way that Goldman Sachs keeps sticking its foot in it is simply unbelievable. Let’s not review their gross profits and bonuses or their many failed PR […]
Mary Bottari

Is The Answer To The Jobs Crisis In Cleveland?

The Nation published this week a fascinating report of a new model of worker cooperative that could attack the jobs crisis and the climate crisis, called “The Cleveland Model.” Cleveland’s […]
Bill Scher

The Real Uncertainty For Business: Where’s The Credit?

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor today reiterated the claim that “uncertainty” created by the work Democratic congressional leaders are doing to clean up the mess left by conservative economic policies […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Palin Trumps Obama – On a Trojan Horse Filled With Bankers

Never underestimate Sarah Palin. She did a better job articulating anti-banker sentiment at last week’s Tea Party Convention than Obama’s done. Its followers don’t realize it, but the Tea Party […]
Richard Eskow

COBRA Runs Out Soon For Many

The unemployed have a lot to fear, including losing COBRA itself. Congress is considering passing an extension of COBRA subsidies for the unemployed. But a bigger problem is not just […]

Rogue Nation: How Does the U.S. Deal With China?

China has surpassed Germany as the world’s largest exporter. It is the largest holder of American Treasury bonds, nearly $800 billion. America runs its largest trade deficit by far with […]
Robert Borosage

Who Is Really “Anti-Business”?

In the Bloomberg story today, Obama Doesn’t ‘Begrudge’ Bonuses for Blankfein, Dimon, President Obama, spoke up about the huge Wall Street bonuses handed out this year, “I know both those […]

Sen. Kyl Gets One Right: This Ain’t A Jobs Bill

The possibility exists for the Senate to pass a bipartisan jobs bill. It just won’t do much to create jobs. The Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, typically a fountain of […]
Bill Scher

How To Read Republican Ransom Notes

What kind of people respond to an invitation with a list of demands? John Boehner and Eric Cantor have responded to Barack Obama’s invitation to sit down and talk health-care […]
Terrance Heath

Earth to White House: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Americans are angry — Wall Street has been bailed out, and there’s no sign of job growth on Main Street. We know this is important because Sarah Palin’s poll tested […]
Robert Borosage

Doubling Exports

In the State of the Union speech President Obama set a goal of doubling American exports by 2015. The Commerce Department is launching a National Export Initiative to work on […]

My Big Fat Greek Bailout

While Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was on the talk shows reassuring America that the economy is healing, developments in Europe threatened to cut the legs out from under a U.S. […]
Mary Bottari

Not As They Do: Conservatives and the Deficit, Pt. 2

Sarah Palin’s keynote speech was quite a hit at this weekend’s Tea Party convention. She even took a shot at pinning responsibility for the deficit on the Obama administration. “The […]
Terrance Heath

Spending Freeze Threatens Goal Of Clean Energy Economy

The White House is trying to show it can still invest in its top priorities while also instituting a freeze on the overall level of non-defense discretionary spending. For example, […]
Bill Scher

Wall Street Whores

I don’t like to use the term “whore” lightly. But what else, in our current economic environment, would you call this? Republicans are rushing to capitalize on what they call […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Not Soak the Rich, Just a Little Sprinkle

President Obama’s new federal budget plan won’t end plutocracy in America. But this second Obama budget, if adopted, might actually inconvenience it. By Sam Pizzigati The Heritage Foundation, the right […]

Colorado Springs: Conservatism’s Shining City

If you’ve ever wondered where conservative economic policies like permanent tax cuts for the wealthy, slashed social services and government spending are supposed to lead us, look no further than […]
Terrance Heath

Republican Leaders To Banks: Buy Us

Republican leaders — led by the perpetually tanned John Boehner, House Republican leader, and his whip Eric Cantor — are looking to sell themeselves to big bankers angry about financial […]
Robert Borosage

Getting Places, Creating Jobs

Two items from my inbox: 1. The Economic Policy Institute has a new report detailing the positive impacts of transportation infrastructure spending. A $34.3 billion jobs package will create approximately […]

The Stupid Party

The GOP: Grand, Old and Preposterous The GOP is unable and unwilling to have a serious conversation with Americans about the fix we are in. Instead the party’s leaders posture […]
Robert Borosage
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