Eric Laumen: Amidst the controversy of the Starr commission’s Monica Lewinsky investigation, President Clinton, a centrist through and through, was forced to fall back on the support of his party’s left-progressive wing and abandon bipartisanship.
Ellen Brown: Expanding postal services and developing new sources of revenue are important to the effort to save the public Post Office and preserve living-wage jobs
Steve Hochstadt: One obvious conclusion is that high, even very high tax rates on the wealthiest taxpayers do not impede economic growth.
Charley James: If it was not for the financial floor provided by Social Security and Medicare, there is a significant risk that many of the nation’s elderly would be destitute, sick and homeless.
Bobbi Murray: No one is saying The Mouse is somehow responsible for the present Anaheim unrest, but you can argue that city leaders might look out for the good of all Anaheim residents instead of a training a single focus on the Biggest Employer In Town.
Steve Hochstadt: Dodd-Frank was passed by Democrats when they controlled Congress. Nearly every Democrat voted for Dodd-Frank, and nearly every Republican voted against it.
Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer: This willingness to give up hard won gains in turn has resulted in the continuing decline of union membership, which now stands at 8 percent.
Cheryl Aichele: Thursday night, August 2, participants of the July 12 Chalk Walk protest at Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk are helping organize a Community Town Hall meeting to provide space for sharing ideas, concerns, and suggestions for moving forward together as members of the community of Downtown Los Angeles.
he America described in my article, “The American Dream: A Dream Deferred but Not Forever” is not the America of this piece. This post is about another America. In this America the citizenry believes that health care is a right for those who can afford to pay for it. In this America, even if the […]
ecently, on CNN’s Sunday morning financial show, “Your Money”, CNN contributor Will Cain commented that contemporary American politics is partisan perhaps beyond anything that we’ve ever seen in the history of the country, because the country itself is more divided along partisan and ideological lines than ever before. I agree with Mr. Cain. In my […]
Robert Reich: The worst economy since the Great Depression and you might think at least one of the candidates would come up with a few big ideas for how to get us out of it. But you’d be wrong.
Steve Hochstadt: For many people in the U.S., the fact that China is ruled by the Communist Party provides a ready-made answer — communism is the opposite of freedom.
Ellen Brown: If the last quarter century of U.S. banking history proves anything, it is that our private banking system turns malignant and feeds off the public when it is deregulated.