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10 Days That Shook the Regressive World

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It has been a bad couple of weeks for regressives (the accurate term for "conservatives"). The 10-day period from June 18 to June 26 has been such a disastrous time for regressives that it may be looked back upon as the time when it became clear that history has passed by the "Conservative Movement" and left it untenable.

Romney's Identity Theft

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Romney understands that he can't win if he runs as a regressive Republican. He realizes that the policies and values of the President and Democrats are far more popular than the Paul Ryan/Tea Party line he had been preaching. So the infinitely adaptable Mitt Romney has decided to run as Barack Obama.

The Olympics & American Politics

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Of course the individual athletes who won the medals deserve the credit for their achievements. But many of them never would have had the opportunity to develop their individual talents to the Olympic level had it not been for sensible, needed government actions.

The Real Battle in 2012 and Beyond (Video)

Robert Reich | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

2012-07-11-Screenshot20120711at3.09.40PM.jpgIt's not merely Republicans versus Democrats, or conservatives versus liberals. The larger battle is between regressives and progressives.

Job Creators: Our New "Epic Heroes" Whose Low Taxes May Actually Reduce Job Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Today's epic Hero is "Job Creator" -- let us call him "JC". His world view is low taxes. He has been crucified by taxes, shackled by regulations, and, worst of all, has had his name taken in vain.

Today's Republicans Embrace Articles of Confederation (A Failed State), Not the Constitution

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It has been apparent from the beginning that most of the Tea Party people, who now have control of the Republican Party, never really understood the Constitution, and certainly not the context in which it was written.

Investors Prefer Fact-Based to Faith-Based Economics

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

It appears that investors know that the endlessly repeated catechism of the faith-based Marketists -- "When the American people have to tighten their belts, the government should do the same" -- is the opposite of the truth.

Beck & Palin = "I Have a Nightmare"

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Those who claim that they don't simply hate all Muslims say that the consturction of a Muslim center in that area is "insensitive." The insensitivity of Beck and Palin -- and anyone who attends their rally -- is far greater.

Debt -- What Is it Good For? Absolutely Some Things

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

Depending on the circumstances and reasons for incurring debt, it can be either wise or foolish. We need to distinguish good debt from bad debt.

U.S. Enters Twentieth Century!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Tonight, over the howls of the regressives, our country joins the twentieth century. Let us now work to move quickly into the twenty-first.