Opinion

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The battle for economic recovery

Two recent government reports cut through all the rhetoric and posturing, expose the heart of the ongoing economic crisis.

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Gloomy about the economy? The solution is stimulating

Calls for austerity fill the media and the political corridors of power, but it's akin to pouring gasoline on a fire.

Say no to austerity politics

When I heard this past week that no new jobs stimulus, WPA-type program or mortgage relief is on the table at the White House, I felt stunned.

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Fairness in taxation: Do it now

Passage of the Fairness in Taxation Act would be an excellent way to observe the 10th anniversary of the disastrous Bush tax cuts.

Open letter to corporate America

Prove Marx and Engels wrong, or the workers will prove them right. Here's hoping, and working, for the latter!

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Republicans redistribute the wealth - to the wealthy

Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.

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Illinois plans devastating cuts in disabilities services

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.

What if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling?

The Republicans are conducting a dangerous bluff intended to suck more cuts in working people's benefits and rights.

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Texas legislature offers grim solutions

There's cheerful news, sort of, for those frustrated Texans who have completely given up.

Budget in context

What's the budget debate about? Obama put the question of "how to balance the budget" in the context of "what kind of country will we be?"

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