The debt ceiling crisis is the latest in a series of hostage crises instigated by the extreme right wing.
One peoplesworld.org reader writes from Louisiana, land of the blues, on unemployment, ballot choices and getting a tax break for yachts.
Following a string of hotly contested bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature, including a controversial voter ID bill, Walker has his next target in sight: close down state motor vehicle offices in Democratic-leaning districts.
The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.
In many states, Democratic leaders make cuts to social programs, putting a big hole in the safety net as the economic crisis and unemployment worsen - What to do?
Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.
The Republican political establishment appears to be at odds with the majority of the Republican base.
Like others, I'm disappointed with some of the administration's policies over the past two years - but I'm mindful of the main stragetic question for class and democratic struggles.
Sanders has sent an open letter to President Obama, and invited the public to sign it, asking the president to protect the middle and working classes from the Republicans' "savage cuts."
The "Speak out for Good Jobs Now" initiative will feature public hearings where workers will voice their concerns and ideas about the economy.