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This phony debt crisis has now passed through the looking glass into the realm where madness reigns.

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment. 

 Ari Melber joins former Senator Ben Bradley to discuss the debt ceiling crisis. 

Obama's gutless decision to abandon Warren comes after the president populated his administration with the very people who created the financial meltdown.

Barack Obama

Republicans walked away from a budget deal not because cuts weren’t steep enough but because they included tax increases on the wealthiest. If they’re drawing a line in the sand, President Obama must, too.

How deceptive for politicians to stress “entitlements” when they talk about gutting Social Security and Medicare, two programs long paid for by their beneficiaries. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel explains how we have to shift the budget debate from one centered around Washington's debt crisis into one that looks at the full picture of America's jobs crisis.

Face it. We live in two nations, sharply divided by an enormous economic chasm between the super-rich and everyone else. 

Protests in Greece

The country is facing a convulsion unlike anything since the fall of the dictatorship in 1974.

Blogs

The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.

April 28, 2013

Obama’s “chained CPI” saves only half of what the estate tax exemption loses. Do dead millionaires really matter more than Social Security?

April 25, 2013

Cheney and Rove are “essentially invisible” at Bush’s museum. But they sure weren’t during his presidency.

April 25, 2013

If you destroy one part of the social safety net, those in need will turn to what’s left.

March 28, 2013

The Ryan budget proposal’s devastating implications and the clear, humane alternative proposed by the CPC.

March 16, 2013

At look at the Ryan budget proposal's devastating implications and the clear, humane alternative proposed by the CPC.

March 16, 2013

Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.

March 12, 2013

The $85 billion sequester will hurt our economy—and our people.

March 2, 2013

How committed is the president to kicking big money out of politics?

February 25, 2013