As the holiday season approaches, it's Grinch time for unemployed workers and their families, thanks to congressional Republicans.
Recommended films: the thrilling Chinese "Aftershock," the emotionally powerful "ANPO: Art X War," "Client 9," and the latest by John Sayles.
There are clear differences between the Democrats and Republicans in the Nov. 2 elections.
Ultimatum, a superhero who fights negative attitudes with platitudes, ("Stop blaming others and start blaming yourself!"), runs afoul of his Board of Directors and becomes Unemployed Man.
As banks across the country begin implementing foreclosure moratoriums, it is important for the left to step back for a second and claim the victory - something we are usually pretty bad at.
The Republicans are fond of saying that small business creates 70 percent of all jobs. They don't tell you that small business is also responsible for 70 percent of all layoffs. That's the nature of small business. They start up and go out of business all the time.
We need a new vision to block the reactionary juggernaut led and funded by leading sections of finance capital, energy, defense and agribusiness.
While the GOP plan would deliver this harsh blow to working families, it would add some $629 billion to the deficit in order to provide new tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans.
Whether and how the Obama economic team shifts after the departure of Summers will reflect much more than simply what the president would like to do.
Fortune 500 companies are sitting on $1.18 trillion while Alan Simpson calls seniors "greedy geezers" - but cheers to the folks and organizations who are doing something about it.