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The One Percent Blues
The hugely rich have always been with us, of course, but now it’s… different. Read more...
Jobs Fix Economy, Cuts Cut Economy
The President is pushing a jobs agenda to grow the economy "from the middle out." Insider DC is mocking him because the ideas -- infrastructure, American manufacturing, fund our schools -- are not "new." Here is what else isn't new: budget cuts take money out of the economy, costing millions of jobs and harming our country's future competitiveness. Read more...
Detroit’s bondholder-friendly, worker/retiree-unfriendly bankruptcy tells the story of an economy where the priorities are completely screwed up. Read more...
Digby flagged this segment from this Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, and as she noted, Zakaria seems to be singing a very different tune on austerity. Read more...
Speaking from Hyde Park Academy in his hometown Chicago, President Obama says he wants to reignite the "true engine of America's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class." Read more...

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The Fox & Friends hosts were so busy obsessing over cuts to "entitlements" and carping about spending that they neatly avoided talking about helping the middle class and boosting employment. Read more...
I am really excited that the long overdue battle over immigration reform and a path to citizenship has finally begun in earnest. While I am heartsick at the reason, it is good news that common sense gun safety laws are once again being discussed in Read more...
Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. Read more...
President Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with an appeal for another four years to continue with the platform of "change" he was elected on in 2008. "If you reject the notion that this nation’s promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election," Obama said. Read more...
The danger of this ridiculous Fox News-inspired meme at the Republican convention is clear in this clip. You can stand there all day long and say you built stuff, but who cares if you built it without someone actually paying for it? In small Read more...