The Obama administration should ignore the irresponsible narrative of austerity-economics. The president holds the mandate, given overwhelming support from the African Americans and Latinos during re-election bid, to combat persistent unemployment in these communities.
We cannot have millions of Americans living in dire poverty -- many working full-time -- while the tax-dodging elite purchase bigger and better yachts, more private jets, countless offshore havens, and the best lobbyists and lawmakers that money can buy.
A new book by an award-winning journalist, Timothy Noah, draws on a broad range of social science research to illuminate the magnitude and causes of the growing income disparity between the most affluent segment of American society and everyone else.
Barack Obama would bend the curve of history by bringing the first woman to the vice presidency, thrilling countless women across the nation and around the world while reassuring voters, male and female, young and old, from Florida to Ohio.
Congress excels at setting lofty goals that it is certain to forget or ignore. But we've got an economy where corporate profits are up, bank profits are up, inequality is rising -- and there are no jobs. This cannot become the new normal.