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The UK rioters know full well that their elites are looters too.

Why did Standard & Poor's take the seemingly radical step of downgrading the US government's credit rating, and how do ratings agencies wield such power in the first place?

Barack Obama

Obama must stop searching for common ground—and start defining higher ground.

Foreclosed

Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?

When Congress, the president and the media run roughshod over popular will and citizen action, small-d democracy pays the price.

Deficit hawks argue that excessive government spending drives the US's debt woes. They're wrong.

The economy is a shambles, saved from a free fall only by the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented promise of free money for banks for at least two years.

The only way to provide for a growing populace in need of a larger infrastructure is by raising the debt ceiling.

This "Super" Committee is actually a ticking time bomb strapped to two sacred cows: military spending and social spending.

Barack Obama

Take a dollar from working stiffs who need government, take a dollar from the super-rich who don’t need a tax break. How fair is that?

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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