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Fast Food Restaurants Cost Taxpayers Nearly $8 Billion

Over the past few days, the corporate media has been trumpeting September’s “low” 7.2% unemployment rate.

Sunday Morning, September 9th, 2012

If we have news this week, it involves Russia. Putin drives me crazy. He is hard to understand, one week, he is surrounded by Israeli oligarchs, doing the full "Obama" and the next week, his backbone and sanity has returned.

Medicare and Veteran’s Benefits

If you have or can get both Medicare and Veterans benefits, you can get treatment under either program.

Working It: A Review of Back to Work

Bill Clinton’s latest book illuminates the Tea Party’s anti-government agenda and offers common-sense arguments for why America needs a strong national government. As a candidate of conscience for US House of Representatives I offer more.

American People Being Flimflammed, Bamboozled, and Horswoggled by GOP

At the very outset I’d like to make an unequivocal assertion - entrusting our economy and the well being of the poor and middle class to the GOP is like entrusting the well being of a child to a convicted child molester.

From Wall Street to D.C. and Change to Believe In and...

On Sept. 17th hundreds of protestors took it to the streets at Bowling Green Park in Manhattan, home of the charging bull in New York’s Financial District, to “take the bull by the horns.” On 22 September 2011, US House of Representative Edward J. Markey took the Nuclear Bull by it's horns and wrote......

Paul Ryan’s Radical Vision: Targets Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health...

House GOP is reverting to same arrogant governing style when they  turned a surplus into a huge deficit ... Republicans announced Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) will deliverGOP response...

Appeasing the GOP: How to Save Progressive Fiscal and Monetary Policy...

What's the worst case, and the best case, that we can imagine for the next two years? Let's look at the economics first. By Robert Kuttner,...

Wisconsin Congressman Wants Seniors to Fend for Themselves

 - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) whose top funder is the insurance industry  wants Medicare destroyed and the insurance industry to take over - By Stephanie Cutter at...

Get Guv’ment off our backs … but not yet

It's fashionable to be mad at the government these days, but many folks are unclear about how to join the movement. The first step is to master the idiom of outrage. It's not just government, it's Big Government. Or even better: Big Guv'ment.

Socialism for the Tea Parties

The Tea Party movement has a long, if perhaps not so distinguished pedigree, as fear of socialism has been a tool by powerful economic forces in the US for more than a century used to oppose any policies which might help poor and working people.

Wall Street, GOP Want Your Social Security

These people are unbelievable. Henry M. Paulson says in a New York Times op-ed (Feb. 15, 2010) the biggest problem facing America is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Paulson,...

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Robert Reich points out that it's Congress that does the legislating around here not Wall Street. SC's Lt Guv finds lots of laughs in the unemployed using food stamps, Jim Hightower can't find the humor. At Tomgram we learn that as we suspected, "The Commercials Are the Super Bowl," and the GOP after preaching the horrors of public insurance wants to ration my Medicare and get its greedy fingers ion my Social Security. All that and more in today's picks

Mass Sterilization Plan in the Works for Military, Veterans and Minorities?

Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer: Poor are Destroying America Breeding Like Rats