What Obama’s Next Big Speech Should Be

At a delightful dinner party the other night, our host, a cosmopolitan man with interests ranging from water in California to Sufism in India, punctuated a brief complaint about the […]
Robert Borosage

Is Glenn Beck’s Show on Right-Wing Life Support?

There’s emerging evidence to suggest that, as the legitimate advertisers disappear, Glenn Beck’s TV show may be relying more and more on financial life support from rich right-wingers — with […]
Sara Robinson

Post-Speech: Conservatives, How Stupid Do You Feel Now?

I wrote last week about the absolutely shameful, shocking and appalling attacks from conservatives against President Obama in response to his plans to give students a back to school pep […]
Brian Dockstader

Van Jones: Liberated to Lead Once More

The departure of Van Jones from the White House is a sorry chapter in our politics. Van is a gifted leader of ideas and of action. He makes connections, thinks […]
Robert Borosage

How To Think

One of the teachers who influenced me the most was Mr. Harrison, my high school English teacher. He taught me that the purpose of education was not to teach me […]
Terrance Heath

Who Else is Against American Manufacturing? III

“A country’s economic power comes from manufacturing. But while other countries have industrial policies, America has a de-inustrialization policy. We have handed our country’s manufacturing capacity over to other countries, […]

The Speech I Hope the President Will Give

My Fellow Americans: I speak to you tonight at a crucial moment in our nation’s history. When you elected me president almost one year ago, you voted in favor of […]
Alan Jenkins

Deja Vu All Over Again … Again

Sometimes you think you’ve lived beforeAll that you live todayThings you do come back to youAs though they knew the wayOh, the tricks your mind can play! “Where or When,” […]
Terrance Heath

Taking Pride In Being Ignorant

Well the reviews are already in on Obama’s big speech on “the importance of education”, and they aren’t pretty. The descriptions range from “brainwashing” and “indoctrination of your children” to […]
Brian Dockstader

Fomenting a Green Industrial Revolution In the U.S.

When the leaders of the G-20 nations arrive in Pittsburgh, I want them to know I am fomenting revolution — Industrial revolution. Specifically, a 21st-century burgeoning of green manufacturing in […]
Leo Gerard

Who Opposes American Manufacturing? II

A country’s economic power comes from manufacturing. But while other countries have industrial policies, America has a de-industrialization policy. We have handed our country’s manufacturing capacity over to other countries, […]

[HCIP] Let’s Pass Ted Kennedy’s Health Plan

***HEALTHCARE FOR ALL INFORMATION PROJECT***Sign up to receive our Health Care Information Project by email. Check the box next to Health Care for All • 1. Let’s Pass Ted Kennedy’s […]
Alex Lawson

Productivity Rose, Workers Didn’t

Today’s “Productivity and Costs” data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics contain what looks like good news. “Labor productivity increased at a 6.6 percent annual rate during the second quarter […]

Obama’s September Choice: Charge or Trim?

As Congress returns from its summer recess, President Obama, slipping in the polls, assailed on all sides by the carpers, faces a strategic choice: Lead the charge, rally Democrats, and […]
Robert Borosage

Michele Bachmann Thinks You Are Crazy Too

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post entitled “Sarah Palin Thinks You Are Stupid” in which I explored her “death panel” fearmongering and what it showed about how […]
Brian Dockstader

Let’s Pass Ted Kennedy’s Health Plan

Let’s get a few things straight:    Until last year, Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s health care bill (co-authored with with Rep. John Dingell) was a bill known as Medicare for All.   […]
Roger Hickey

“The Founding Documents” Of The Public Option

In this week’s edition of The Week In Blog at Bloggingheads.tv, The Heritage Foundation’s Conn Carroll pushed an argument voiced by another conservative blogger Patrick Ruffini: that the initial intention […]
Bill Scher

New Data, Same Story

Today’s data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis tell the same old story. National GDP is dropping and personal incomes are dropping along with it. These are troubled times. But […]

Fascist America III: Resistance for the Long Haul

August, die she must. The town hall freak show is winding down, the media circus is packing the cameras and satellite dishes and hairspray back into the vans, and Congress […]
Sara Robinson

Wall Street Rules: The Bernanke Reappointment

The reappointment of Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve — cleverly timed to defuse the news of burgeoning federal deficits — was preordained. The “markets” demanded it, and […]
Robert Borosage

The Deficit: More Perspective, Less Hysteria, Please.

The Congressional Budget Office published revised estimates about the deficit, and people are hyperventilating. “[B]urying our children and grandchildren under a mountain of unsustainable debt,” declared House minority leader John […]

Yes. Get Health Care Done. For Ted.

Last month, Sen. Ted Kennedy wrote in Newsweek: “quality care shouldn’t depend on your financial resources, or the type of job you have, or the medical condition you face. Every […]
Bill Scher

A Giant Lost

We have lost a giant. The Senate is a smaller place today — a special measure of joy, political passion, irrepressible energy has been lost. Edward Kennedy’s words, delivered as […]
Robert Borosage

Remembering a Fighter and a Friend

It was quiet this morning, when I sat down to read the news, after seeing the rest of my family out the door. It was quiet this morning when I […]
Terrance Heath

The Bonuses and the Damage They Do

This is a story we are all too familiar with: Wall Street vs. Main Street. Irresponsible behavior leads to bonuses for Wall Street while working hard and playing by the […]

Beware the Book of the Dead

Actual cover of “Your Life, Your Choices” offered by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Did you hear the latest ridiculous lie the right-wing is promoting against health insurance reform? You […]
Brian Dockstader

The Tyranny of the Tantrum

As the parent of a small child — who is apparently entering the “terrible twos” a few months early — I tend to put things in that context sometimes. What […]
Terrance Heath
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