Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter

Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates.
Terrance Heath
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Will Keynes Win The Canadian Election?

Canada's Liberal Party, after losing the prime ministership and being relegated to third party status, is on the cusp of regaining control of the government Monday. If so, it has John Maynard Keynes to thank.
Bill Scher
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Don’t Pave Our Potholes with Corporate Tax Cuts

We’re nearly $1 trillion behind on transportation investments. If Congress refuses to ask drivers to pay 21st century prices for 21st century roads, our once world-class infrastructure will go the way of dial-up Internet.

TPP: Foie Gras for Corporations; Dead Rats for Workers

New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said the TPP contained dead rats every country had to swallow. American workers know they’ll be force-fed the dead rats while the TPP will serve corporations foie gras on silver platters.
Leo Gerard

The Democratic Debate: A Brief Field Guide

The pundits are already dreading that the first Democratic presidential debate might feature an exchange of ideas rather than insults. The moderators will try to "fix that." Here are some program notes.
Robert Borosage
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Wingnut Week In Review: Boehner’s Nightmare

House Speaker John Boehner has a recurring nightmare about being stuck, unable to move. The complete implosion of the race for his successor this week might mean Boehner’s nightmare is coming true.
Terrance Heath

Why Won’t Democrats Talk Straight About Trade?

On trade, every Democratic presidential nominee has for the past three decades campaigned one way and governed another. Why does this keep happening? The answer is not money.
Bill Scher

Candidate Scorecard: Sanders Leads, Populism Drives Debate

Bernie Sanders leads the field in our newly released scorecard, grading Democratic candidates relative to the Populism 2015 platform. Most striking: All the major candidates now embrace more populist positions.
Robert Borosage
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Ben Carson: Arrogant, Ignorant Victim Blamer

I’ve experience one shooting in my life. I know that no one truly knows what they would do when suddenly faced with their mortality. Ben Carson had a gun pointed at him once. He should know better.
Terrance Heath

A Perfect Portrait of Corporate Crime

Volkswagen has long been known for strict, top-down decision making, with even minor matters requiring the OK of its governing officials. The company’s premeditated, systemic betrayal of consumer trust is no small thing
Jim Hightower

House Republicans: Anti-Government and Ungovernable

Unable to govern and unwilling to be governed, the deepest dysfunctions of the House Republican conference are rising to the surface, as the party struggles to choose a new speaker.
Terrance Heath

More Free Stuff for Corporations

Some rich guys and GOPers actually contend that government should take the taxes paid by workers and give that money to corporations to improve worker wages and working conditions.
Leo Gerard

What Can We Do About Guns?

Americans favor—and have always favored—strong legislation to oversee and restrict gun ownership. So why are politicians afraid of promoting gun laws and what can we, as a practical matter, do about it?

Wingnut Week In Review: Men Behaving Badly

This week, a bunch of Republican Congressmen made fools of themselves during their own hearing to bring down Planned Parenthood. It was farcical from beginning to end.
Terrance Heath

Jobs Report: Conservative Economic Illusions Are Unmasked

The surprisingly disappointing September unemployment report should break once and for all two illusions about our ability to sustain a robust economy, and give us an opportunity to change the conservation.
Isaiah J. Poole
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