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In the media frenzy over Obama's recent tax deal, few have mentioned the host of tax extenders and sweeteners that will end up costing the country billions of dollars.

Republicans have spent their postelection victory lap fearmongering over the deficit. But now they've insisted all Bush tax cuts be extended, at great price to the national debt.

America doesn't have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem.

The administration is promoting failed law enforcement programs as economic stimulus.

GOP leaders are going to the mat for the wealthy while abandoning those who lost their jobs because of Wall Street's recklessness.

Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?

Washington should be in a tizzy over the jobs crisis. Instead, the establishment's going ballistic over a problem that's been blown way out of proportion.

The Fed will purchase a massive number of Treasury bonds. That should prevent deflation—but it won't do enough for consumers.

Former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill, whose push for radical deregulation of the banking industry did so much to create our financial crisis, seems to be faring quite well in our shattered economy.

Obama's Asia trip was declared a failure, but that's an oversimplification: it was also a chance for the US to reconnect with India and Indonesia, and there Obama did well.

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“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

American progressives can learn a lot from the new anti-cuts politics.

May 8, 2015

Now a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders is arguing that the government should wind down several large financial institutions.

May 6, 2015

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come.

April 29, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015