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Need More Jobs? Revive the Public Sector

John Tirman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Lessons from the tough neighborhoods of Rio and Johannesburg also have meaning for the United States. One of the consequences of the severe budget cuts the GOP envisions under the Ryan plan is a growing disconnect between communities and government.

In The Public Interest: Gas Prices Show Cutting High Speed Rail Is Short-Sighted

Rob Kerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Kerth

High speed rail makes sense. By refusing to invest in it when they have the chance, Governors Scott and Walker are keeping their states at the mercy of gas prices.

Pork Industry Bailout Request Full of Fat

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our government actually bails out the pork industry when it overproduces and buys up volumes of surplus pork, typically by dumping these surplus commodities into our nation's schools and food programs.

Urgent: New York City Needs a Public Advocate

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

In these tough economic times, I want to use the Public Advocate's office to ensure that our City agencies are open, accountable, and efficient, and that our tax dollars are spent wisely and fairly.

Will Thomas

Online Progressives File FEC Complaint Against McCain | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The media may have lost interest in Sen. John McCain's fervent efforts to dodge campaign finance restrictions, but liberal bloggers are ratcheting up ...

McCain Campaign Banked On Taxpayer-Funded Bailout

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As The Washington Post reported on Saturday, John McCain's campaign struck a canny deal with a bank in December. If his campaign tanked, public funds ...

Financial Straightjacket: McCain May Be Locked Into Public Financing

Daily Kos | DHinMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The day of the Florida primary I wrote about John McCain's financial dilemma: Some months back McCain's campaign applied for federal matching cam...