Republicans are practically foaming at the mouth in their crusade to block the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens and are being sold as a way to balance Illinois' estimated $13 billion deficit. The truth is, these cuts are short sighted and will send us on a path of destruction.
The failure to enact a big enough economic stimulus is the biggest reason the country's in this mess. Obama and the movement that led to his election were too young; the victory was too new and fragile.
Backbone. That is part of what's been missing over the past few years. Significantly, that may be about to change.
As the lords of finance are showing us, in the present era of capitalist development even small victories on the progressive side of the ledger are never secure.
The Republicans are conducting a dangerous bluff intended to suck more cuts in working people's benefits and rights.
Millions of Americans are learning the new math: corporate economics.