Opinion

Forward to the phone banks!

I am weighing the Paul Krugman vs. Howard Dean approaches to what's left of health care reform.

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Odd coalition challenges Bernanke - what’s it about?

Why are progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders and economist Dean Baker teaming up with right-wingers like Grover Norquist and Phyllis Schlafly?

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We need jobs now!

Of all the ideas out there on how to pull us out of the economic mess we're in, none makes more sense than the program laid out by the AFL-CIO.

Banking on consumer debt

As the economic crisis continues to worsen and the official national unemployment rate inches well over 10 percent, more and more Americans are faced with more and more debt.

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Are we left behind in the ‘green production’ revolution?

Institute for America's Future experts: China has a national industrial strategy. We do not. And we better come up with one soon.

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Weekly jobless claims and the ‘Jobs Summit’

President Obama announced that he will convene a "Jobs Summit" in December to explore the means for tackling this seemingly intractable problem of mounting unemployment even in the face of positive GDP (Gross Domestic Product) numbers from the third quarter of 2009.

A Texas psychologist looks at recent violence

The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas and Orlando, Florida suggest that people today may have a different response to economic collapse than what happened during the Great Depression.

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Some folks are starting to panic

Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey reveal the destruction that the extended downturn is wreaking on workers' employment, and income, and stability.

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Tales of hard times on the coast

On California's north coast, the sea used to provide many a worker and family a decent living - but no longer.

Deficit lies

The Republican attacks on extending the economic stimulus, on universal health care, on climate change legislation and financial reform all make reference to the exploding deficit and to the burden an immense debt may place on succeeding generations.

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