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Many governments and popular movements are embracing the need for systemic change.

Anti-Austerity strike in Madrid

You know you’re in trouble when the master of structural adjustment says enough is enough.

Barack Obama

The “fiscal cliff” is being used to demand cuts that would otherwise be politically impossible.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Progressives falsely assume this mysterious institution is impervious to public pressure. We need to make our voices heard.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

US Dollars

Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction. 

Barack Obama

In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.

Blogs

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is standing up to austerity hawks, promoting a “Deal For All” that protects social spending and invests in real growth. 

November 19, 2012

Both spending cuts and tax increases will hurt the vulnerable the hardest and fastest.

November 14, 2012

Ryan: “I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare.” Yes they did. 

November 14, 2012

As Congress nears the so-called "fiscal cliff," they should listen to voters: austerity cuts are unacceptable.

November 13, 2012

How hard will it be to negotiate with congressional Republicans? Ask the Republican senator who thinks voters are ignorant about fiscal math.

November 12, 2012

Not to be outdone by Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan tells the biggest lie of the 2012 campaign.

November 4, 2012

Fifteen million Americans are underwater on their mortgage payments, yet the presidential debates lacked a discussion about the housing crisis.

October 23, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: With staggering unemployment, Romney’s trickle-down policies are the last thing the United States needs.

October 20, 2012

If Republicans take the debt ceiling hostage again, it could hurt the administration’s leverage for the fiscal cliff. 

October 18, 2012