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December Surprise? From Rubin to Pelosi, Wall Street & DC Dems Push Post-Election Austerity

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Take back your party," Pelosi recently advised traditional Republicans. "This is not the Grand Old Party that we know." Take back your party: That's sound advice -- for everyone in Washington.

The President's Deficit Speech: Time to Keep Up the Pressure

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president's speech marked a brilliant return to what might be called his "holographic" style. Like a hologram, his speech was evocative and shimmered with light. But like a hologram, what you see depends on where you stand.