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Corporate Democrats

In SOTU, President Punts on Income Inequality

Michael Winship | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

With a president too often bold in words but timid in action facing a Congress more Republican and obstructionist than ever, little will get done to fix inequality. Even the Tea Partiers who howled in protest over the bailout of the big banks back in 2008 have been taken to the woodshed by the likes of Karl Rove, and are silent as establishment Republicans complete the return of the GOP as Guardians of the One Percent. For now, don't really expect further taxes on the wealthy that could help those at the bottom. (And did you hear much discussion of America's poor people at the State of the Union?) Funny how trickle-down economics, a concept beloved by the GOP and its plutocratic allies, as well as by corporate Democrats, become an abomination when the galoshes are on the other foot and favor the less well off. Suddenly, trickle-down becomes all wet.

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans and Democrats

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Proving Warren's point that opposition to Wall Street bailouts and crony capitalism is not just a left-right issue, even some conservatives are saying positive things about Warren's speech.

Paul Blumenthal

Sandra Fluke's Election Bid Opposed By One Big-Spending Businessman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bill Bloomfield, the Republican-turned-independent real estate titan, nearly toppled Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in 2012 after putting ...

Why 'Corporate Democrats' Are Taking Over California

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration...

A Time for Action -- Not Servility

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

It's a time for new activism -- built upon one of the great achievements of the last decade: the rise of independent media.

We Need More Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If both political parties split at, America would probably adopt a coalition government; the newly- formed Progressive and Conservative Parties might even ally on issues like taking on Wall Street.

Edwards Warns Of "Corporate Democrats"

AP | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat John Edwards blamed Bill Clinton's administration Saturday for trade agreements unpopular with labor unions and warned against electing "corp...