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Barack Obama

A powerful, bipartisan coalition of deficit hawks has manufactured a center-right consensus that dominates the Beltway.

Roars of applause for executions at the GOP debate, official approval of torture, barbaric prison conditions, obstruction of aid to storm victims and children in need—is our nation descending into barbarism?

A rural post office

The privatization vultures and deficit hawks want to pick apart this essential public service. But the PO is not only a vital community asset; it’s perfectly positioned to lead the country into the digital future.

The GOP declares Keynesianism dead, but it hasn’t really been tried. The great economist would have us do much more than “prime the pump” to pull the country out of this morass.

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

Barack Obama

Just three years ago, President Obama was an unapologetic Keynesian. Now, he's jumped on the deficit hysteria bandwagon.

In the United States, the richest 400 people own more collective wealth than the bottom 150 million. As Alperovitz puts it, this is quite literally medieval. 

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.

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Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary has spent the better part of four decades going back and forth through the revolving door from Washington to Wall Street. Which side is he on?

January 10, 2013

The former congressman, who wants an interim appointment to the Senate, says the Department of Defense “could get by with a lot less.”

January 9, 2013

Congress’s late-night fiscal cliff deal was overall bad news for progressives.

January 2, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

The proposed budget solution “does not generate the revenue necessary for the country to meet its needs.”

January 2, 2013

Will the Supreme Leader make concessions to the losing party?

December 20, 2012

Ben Bernanke described the persistence of mass joblessness as “a waste of human and economic potential.”

December 13, 2012

While the house burns, our heroes deal it out in the name of austerity!

December 11, 2012

You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.

December 10, 2012

Over time, Americans have become more open to tax increases.

December 5, 2012