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Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: Huffington Post

The nation's top prosecutor openly admits that the DOJ is "inhibited" from going after too-big-to-fail banks.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Altering the formula for Social Security payouts is not innocuous, it will have grave human costs.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: Daily Kos

Now that fireworks are over, it's a good time to remember that we've been through some crappy times before -- and came back stronger because of our progressive values

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A government that helps the wealthy and powerful over the poor and disabled is a government with no decency.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: Huffington Post

Many conservatives swear on a stack of Bibles that they worship Jesus Christ when they really bow down to the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: Huffington Post

Rolling back the 1960s and the New Deal isn't far enough for today's conservatives. They're taking us all the way back to the Robber Barons.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Metaphors—and the broader narratives a candidate, party, and political movement use to tell their story—are the building blocks of short and long-term success in politics.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Wall or no wall, politics and religion have always been inextricably intertwined, and we won't win until we recognize and deal with that fact.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: Open Left

The housing bubble plus the worst recession since the Great Depression has created a foreclosure crisis of gargantuan proportions.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Not everyone in the Obama administration is on the same team. Geithner's staff is showing their opposition to financial reform.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Once again the big Wall Street banks are wreaking havoc with our economy in order to come away with outlandish profits at the expense of poor and middle-class people.

Posted on: May 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How can people who claim to be followers of Jesus be political conservatives?

Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source: Open Left

Yes, political changes are hard. But if Democrats don't deliver now, no excuse will cut it.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2009, Source: Open Left

In the coming weeks we will have an all-out public war with the insurance industry. It will decide whether we pass comprehensive reform or once again fall short at the bitter end.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: Open Left

It's not enough that the president is intelligent. He must also convince Americans that he's on their side.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: Open Left

One central goal should drive all progressives initiatives over financial policy: the biggest banks should have less economic and political power.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2009, Source: Open Left

The preliminaries are finally over in the battle to finally, finally, finally -- 97 years after Teddy Roosevelt first proposed it -- pass comprehensive health care reform.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

When I hear Joe Wilson scream "You lie" at this president when he is talking about health care for all, I wonder how our values got so distorted.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2009, Source: Open Left

Traditional media will act like whatever is in the Senate Finance bill will be the bill, that the deal is done. Not even close, folks.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: Open Left

What would a bill acceptable to most Democrats look like? Here are the figures.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2009, Source: Open Left

The traditional media has talked itself into believing certain things about the fight over health care reform, often without any serious evidence.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2009, Source: Open Left

If Dems take the easy path, and get that big bipartisan love fest, health care will still be messed up in all the ways it's messed up now.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: Open Left

We need a comprehensive policy package that is very simply focused on one thing and one thing only: jobs.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2009, Source: Wiley Press

Lux's new book, "The Progressive Revolution," argues that it's time to stop playing into conservative fearmongering.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: Open Left

Help back up Pelosi who has been attacked by wealth Clinton donors for saying the leader in pledged delegate should be the nominee.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008, Source: Open Left

To my old friends at the Clinton campaign: I love y'all, but you gotta come up with something better than this.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Each campaign has certain predictable phases; we're currently in the worst phase for the challenging party, where candidates rip each other to shreds while the incumbent looks presidential.