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Middle Class Economics

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Steals GOP's Honeymoon

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most of our article today is going to deal with Obama and his speech, ending with the snappiest portions as this week's talking points. But before we get to that, let's take a quick look at what the Republicans have been up to, as well as some other minor political news of the week.

Obama's Middle Class Economics Has to Be About Fairness and Prosperity

Richard Kirsch | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Fairness is a very powerful American value. That's why the most successful Democratic candidates in 2014 made it clear that they were on the side of working families against Wall Street.

Home-Field Advantage

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While President Obama's "middle class economics" speech last night certainly laid down a few markers for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, the real reason it now seems Democrats will be playing on familiar turf comes from Republicans.

Obama Gets His Groove Back

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

President Obama will end his years in office as the most liberal president since Nixon. But while the president frames the argument well, making this economy work for working people once more will take far bolder reforms. His years may mark the beginning of a new era of progressive reform, but only if people in motion force the argument.

It's the Economy, Stupid!

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

At a time of crisis, intelligent rule and leadership are crucial for the masses and the world's economy. I am praying that level heads prevail, to save our country and our economy.