As Obama embarks on his “deficit tour,” the national debate needs to be reframed from what the beltway media is presenting us, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel said on GRITtv with Laura Flanders yesterday. We are in a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis, she says. And activism groups like US Uncut have taken to the streets to help change this dialogue, reminding us that corporate tax dodgers are cheating us of much-needed public revenue.

—Sara Jerving