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CAFTA, once presumed dead, is alive and functioning, thanks to White House political sorcery. But a backlash is looming in the United States and abroad.

What a farce: The Dubai Ports deal shows Bush is willing to trust the Arab-owned Dubai Ports to manage our harbors, even as he scapegoats them as culprits in his war on terror.

The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.

Among the superrich, there's a growing desire to freeze themselves and
their bank accounts in hopes of rising again. Talk about Groundhog Day.

New federal guidelines for banks and credit card companies that boost minimum monthly payments have wreaked havoc on American families struggling to pay their bills and avoid bankruptcy.

American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are
far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they
are in ordinary Americans' needs.

Nicholas Kristof produces a steady stream of titillating reports on
child prostitution in the Third World. Better to focus on draconian
economic reforms driven by the World Bank that create the conditions
for prostitution.

The late socialist economist Harry Magdoff read Marx at
fifteen and never looked back. A self-educated co-editor of the
Monthly Review, he not only fought for a just and humane world;
he embodied his politics in the way he conducted his life.

It's not true that only the rich can help the poor. We must work to empower nations like
Bangladesh that are addressing the problem of hunger by creating networks of
schools, health training and micro-loans.

The election of former coca farmer Evo Morales as Bolivia's first
indigenous president appears to be an enormous victory for the left, as
yet another Latin American nation turns away from Washington-driven
economics. But will Morales be able to live up to his promise of
home-grown solutions for this cash-poor yet resource-rich nation?

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Groups urging Congress to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction are totally divorced from political and economic reality.

October 28, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011

Paul Ryan's latest outlandish attack on President Obama proves he's a first-rate demagogue and phony deficit hawk. 

October 26, 2011

On the streets, at the Vatican, at the G-20, in Congress and in front of the US Treasury building: The call is rising for a financial transactions tax. It will get a lot louder in coming days.

October 26, 2011

 On the day the King memorial was dedicated, Dr. Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2011

America is not broke. But it has broken priorities. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has the right fix: save trillions, put Americans back to work and protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. How? End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax millionaires, negotiate Medicare drug prices.
 

October 15, 2011

Signing new deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is bad economics and bad politics.

October 12, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011