The Populist Moment

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Populist Revolt — The signs indicate that, however much the folkways of Washington may resist, this nation has entered a Populist Moment.

What Americans Need Are Jobs

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Richard Eskow: Congress wasn’t elected to “reduce the deficit.” According to polling from 2012, it — and the president — were elected to create jobs.

The Robots Are Coming: Now What?

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Richard Eskow: Which profession is most vulnerable to automation? Telemarketers. That will satisfy some people’s vindictive streak, but it will also create more unemployment.

Jobs Numbers Reflect Crisis for Young and Old

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RJ Eskow: There was a time in the not-so-distant past when working people were able to consider retirement at the age of 60 or 62. But households that saw their net worth gutted by the financial collapse can no longer consider that option.

Fighting the GOP’s Hateful Agenda Without Hate

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RJ Eskow: The GOP’s policies are horrifying. But the word “evil” is like a dangerous spell that can turn on the one who uses it. It can quickly turn righteous anger into inchoate rage, which makes a person less effective and occludes moral clarity.

Will Feds Bail Out Detroit Pensions?

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RJ Eskow: If Detroit fails it will hurt our nation as a whole. It will send a message to minority and urban youth that their futures are as hopeless as they seem and the country doesn’t care.