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Democrats Won in Murtha's District on Trade Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The lesson should be clear: Trade reform is a hugely popular issue on both the left and right. Trade is an issue that candidates can win on in 2010.

The F Word: Why Are Voters So Mad?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

An 800 billion dollar stimulus package, a budget boost for schools, an agreement with Russia on nukes, reduced forces in Iraq, not to mention healthca...

Obama Signs $18 Billion Jobs Bill -- Just 10.8 Million Jobs Short

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

The President signed on Thursday a nearly $18 billion jobs bill that most experts don't believe will create anywhere near the 11 million jobs needed t...

The Green They Steal, the Greed They Wear ...a St. Patrick's Day Lamentation

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Moore

Wall Street owns "our" Congress lock, stock and big barrel o' campaign cash. What we call the "democratic process" is mostly a sham, pretty words that get repeated in the hopes we will all still fall for it.

President Obama, Replace Rahm With Me: An Open Letter From Michael Moore

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

President Obama, I don't know what your team has been up to, but they haven't served you well. And Rahm, poor Rahm, has turned into a fighter -- not of Republicans, but of the left.

Message to President Obama: Why Trade Will Not Save Rural America

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

In Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's op-ed this week in the Des Moines Register, he recognized that hunger could not be solved by raising product...

Congressman Boehner, Are You Listening?

Dave Colavito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Colavito

The "money buys elected official, elected official determines public policy, public policy privatizes profits while socializing risk" reality has received more than just legal fortification; it's been given license and become a requirement.

The Corporatist Explanation for Obama's "Failed" Presidency

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Obama, more than Al Gore, George W. Bush, John McCain, or Hillary Clinton, has been the most fully realized CONSENSUS CORPORATIST CANDIDATE of the las...

Get Ready for the Obama/GOP Alliance

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

From the stimulus to health care, Obama's shown a Clinton-like willingness to roll over progressives on his way to corrupt legislation and frantic efforts to compromise for the votes of corporate Democrats or "moderate" Republicans.

Thanks to Operation Gatekeeper, Death Toll Increases to Over 5,000

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Fifteen years of failed immigration policy has not lessened the number of undocumented aliens entering the country and has cost millions in dollars.

A Panel of Pros

Jonathan Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Tisch

Where will we end up in a new regulated environment? Jonathan Tisch asks some of those closest to President Obama: Bill Daley, lawyer Marty Lipton and Penny Pritzker.

It's All About The Jobs, Smartie!

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

President Obama does not seem to understand seems that the single most important concern for most Americans is the vast and growing national joblessness.

Martin Luther King Would Have Loved the Teabaggers, Not Called Them Racists

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Very few of us have made any attempt to really reach out to the teabaggers on the issues that we share with them. We could lock arms with them and form a powerful alliance; but instead we attack each other.

Rahm Emanuel and Jonathan Weisman Team Up to Create Imaginary Version of Reality

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

Rahm Emanuel and his reporter sidekick Jonathan Weisman have compared a win on the health issue to the passage of NAFTA, which, they say, lifted President Bill Clinton in the polls.

Mexico Revs up War on Workers; Obama Shrugs

Jeff Faux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Faux

In Mexico, it was as if the US government had suddenly sent the National Guard to take over the Tennessee Valley Authority and replace its workers with people from Duke Power on the grounds that the TVA had run a deficit.

Mexico's Union Bust Reveals Flaws in NAFTA

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

"From one day to the next, they left us with no job," said an out-of-work electrician, as he marched alongside some 200,000 fellow workers and their supporters in downtown Mexico City this month.

Is the Opposite of Capitalism Democracy? A Review of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anis Shivani

Moore explicitly states that we ought to turn to democracy as the alternative to capitalism. But the opposite of capitalism is not democracy, it is socialism.

"I Did Everything But Fart In His Face"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Clinton told Taylor Branch about an interview with Rolling Stone's William Greider: "I did everything but fart in his face." The revelation about Clinton's interaction with Greider isn't groundbreaking, but it is telling.

The Mystique of "Free-Market Guy" Obama

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

Liberal activists need to be smart enough to see Obama for the status quo politician he is -- and to act accordingly.

Should Mexican Trucks Be Allowed Throughout U.S.?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The recent release of a Transportation Departments inspector general's office government audit has brought to a head, once again, an issue which ignites deep feelings and loyalties in the best people.

Specter-Sestak Attack Each Other From The Left on Free Trade

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Manufacturing is essential to rebuilding our economy and moving away from the debt-driven boom bust cycles of the past.

Trucks, Drugs and NAFTA: Time for Congress to do the Right Thing

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Mexico did not take lightly to the U.S. closing our border to their trucks -- that's why they're called "trade wars."

Dude, Where's My Industrial Policy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Face it, if we do not have an active and engaged industrial policy we are handing the business over to those who do. It is time to start discussing a national plan for manufacturing.

Illegal People: An Island of Rationality

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

The hostility of globalization forces corporate management to compete for the cheapest possible products at the expense of exploited workers.

A Fashion Foreign Policy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

To protect American workers, in the luxury sector and elsewhere, our government trade negotiators should revisit outsourcing rules.