He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.
The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.
Establishing lower pay for new hires, these agreements have undermined union solidarity by opening a gulf between generations.
The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.
At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project event, Clinton said taxes earned on up to 1.7 trillion repatriated dollars should be used to build a jobs-creating infrastructure fund.
Those responsible for the crisis continue to be rewarded, as Timothy Geithner’s Treasury Department approves tens of millions of dollars in bonuses for Goldman Sachs executives with ties to the Obama administration.
The sad truth is that disarming and defeating Silvio Berlusconi remains the country’s first priority.
CEO Howard Schultz doesn’t like unions. But he’s happy to coerce his low-paid workers into joining a phony austerity campaign.
How debt built America—and may yet come to tear it apart.
The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn talks with The Nation's Bryce Covert and George Zornick about what Obama can—and should—tackle in his second term.