George grew up in Buffalo, NY and holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining The Nation, George was Senior Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org. He worked as a researcher for Michael Moore’s SiCKO and as an Associate Producer on “The Media Project” on the Independent Film Channel. His work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Media Matters, and The Buffalo News.
Senate minority leader wants to give up Republican leverage and just let Obama raise the debt ceiling. It’s a stunning concession, but will it work?
Eric Cantor and his fellow Republicans are so deeply beholden to Wall Street firms that would be damaged in a debt default, that one wonders if their stance is one big bluff.
Talk of a “balanced budget amendment” abounds in Washington—but few realize what it would actually entail.
As Republican threats not to raise the debt ceiling become more credible, the danger to the economy gets more serious.
The Senate heard emotional tales of struggling middle-class families Thursday—but it‘s not clear they can do anything about it.
A Senate hearing on hunger among senior citizens laid bare a depressing problem—and showcased two radically different views on the role of government.