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Fmr. NY Gov. Hugh Carey

Thirty-eight years ago, New York City almost went bankrupt. Then as now, conservatives took a hardline stance.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

US Capitol

And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

budget

Just doing what’s popular would make us healthier, wealthier, wiser and less indebted.

So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.

Barack Obama

It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Blogs

“Our Postal Service is in need of true reform, not ill-advised, counterproductive attempts to slash service.”

March 13, 2014

Alaska Governor Parnell and his Republican-led legislature gave hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to major oil companies, and suddenly Anchorage public schools don’t have enough funding.

January 27, 2014

The resistance against right-wing policies grows to Georgia with Moral Mondays and South Carolina’s Truthful Tuesdays.

January 15, 2014

The Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina in response to right-wing policies are spreading to Georgia.

January 6, 2014

This key congressman would offset restoring benefit cuts for veterans by undermining the USPS, a top employer of vets.

January 4, 2014

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

The USPS needs support, not downsizing.

December 26, 2013

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013

Republicans and Democrats in the House vote 332-94 for a bad budget plan.

December 13, 2013

Budget negotiators are patting themselves on the back. But what they've agreed to is a lousy deal for jobless workers, federal employees, military personnel and the economy.

December 10, 2013