It's worth asking how the proponents of deficit-reduction - be they congressional Republicans or "deficit hawks" within the Obama administration - think that lower deficits will lead to increased growth and job creation in an economy mired in a severe slump.
A Labor Day reflection: Corporate America no longer even pays lip service to the importance of encouraging hard work and skill.
The initiatives and actions of the American people were an essential ingredient in the progressive-democratic thrust in the 1930s and 1960s. The same is true today.
The building of a mass movement on the scale of the 1930s or 1960s is a complicated process, despite the many-sided problems today's movement has the potential to eclipse them.
Whether it's jobs, deficits, education or other concerns, an examination of Texas under Rick Perry ought to give any American a shudder.
President Obama began a 3-state bus tour today to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.
With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.
Some things that just seem obvious are often denied for devious political or personal reasons.
Standard and Poor's is a "bond vigilante" for the "investor class" - essentially a finance capitalist business agent with a big economic machine gun.
The Republicans are no ordinary opposition party with whom the Democrats can have amicable differences. They are racist, anti-labor, anti-democratic extremists, beholden to fascist-minded billionaires.