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The Fight for a 'People's Fed'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Today the middle class faces an existential crisis. Many communities of color are in danger. So are the young people who struggle with unemployment, under-employment and closed doors of opportunity. The Fed should act as forcefully and imaginatively in the face of their crises as it did for Wall Street's.

A Really Good Reason to Oppose the Next 'Trade' Deals

Stan Sorscher | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

My job depends on trade. I'm 100 percent in favor of trade. By the same token, we can have good trade policies that raise living standards, or bad trade policies that deindustrialize our economy and distort social and political power relationships.

Yes, We Can Have Banks That Work for the People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One pathway to genuine reform is "public banking": the establishment of banks which are owned and operated by the government, and which serve people and small businesses directly. Here's why public banking should be included in the agenda for deep and genuine financial reform.

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

Electoral Reform: 1 Page 9 Points

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Since the year 2000, when I watched in horror as Al Gore took the dive and played dead in Florida (the theft was exposed three months before the fact ...

A Call for the New Possible

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

There's talk these days of the New Normal, but it sounds like a cover for the Old Status Quo. Proponents of this want us to believe it all boils down to what we can afford. Champions of the New Possible know it's more about what we value.

Weekly Audit: Why Do Deficit Hawks Hate Social Security?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social ...

Weekly Audit: Silencing Conservative Deficit Hawks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are now demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Here Comes Wall Street's Attack on Social Security

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Miller

Former CEO of Lehman Bros. convenes a fiscal summit for aggressive cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. In a hard times economy, we need to protect Social Security's future.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Iraq

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Brit Hume of FOX News once compared Iraq's murder rate to California's to downplay the level of American casualties because the two places are similar...

"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 Fat Cats of Wall Street Want to Tax Your Health Care Benefits

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

When I heard Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), floating the idea of a tax on health benefits in order to raise revenue for health care reform, I was baffled; how could this be?

The Fed Under Fire (VIDEO)

Harry Hanbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Hanbury

As details emerge of how the Fed secretly doled out more than a trillion dollars during the financial crisis, a rare bipartisan movement in Congress demands that the Fed be held accountable.