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If they were true to their principles, moderate Republicans and consistent conservatives would be supporting John Kerry. Instead, their acquiescence to the reckless whims of George W.

With firmness and style, President Reagan has commandeered the rhetorical high ground by his "program for economic recovery." The phrases and concepts of Reaganomics--get government off our backs

Alan Greenspan is well loved among the governing elites and seldom criticized, because he convincingly plays the role of America's Dr. Pangloss.

This clutch of books offers
an excellent retrospective on the recent stock-market crash, which
wiped out $8.5 trillion in market value.

The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

I'm an optimist by disposition, but some weeks it's hard to find evidence of progress in human affairs.

It is not exactly that he lies, but Alan Greenspan certainly ranks among the most duplicitous figures to serve in modern American government.

George W. Bush's budget is a true lie.

How far can George W. Bush and his White House team go? On the two biggest issues facing them--the war and the budget--there is no end to their disregard for the truth.

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The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.

June 12, 2015

From weak enforcement to a blank check for President Cruz, why Democrats are rebelling against trade promotion authority.

June 11, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

“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