The attackers this time around include a “libertarian” finance writer, an editor for the National Review, and – inevitably – the editorial board of the Washington Post.
The real question is one which corporate-backed Democrats across the country should be asking themselves today: Why was a powerful mayor forced into a runoff in a city known for patronage and machine politics?
President Obama, who appointed Mary Jo White as SEC chair, could do a lot to fix the dark money problem.
The Beltway’s “bipartisan” agenda is fundamentally unpopular, and those who promote it may have to defend their actions in the years to come.
The greatest betrayals on “House of Cards” can be found in the misleading arguments, presented as “truth."
Traditional pensions have increasingly given way to 401(k) plans and other financial vehicles that leave critical decisions up to retirees.
For those of us who have criticized “centrist” Democrats for their own austerity flirtations in the past, it was good to see President Obama express some support for Greece’s position.
“Lifting the cap” would go a long way toward balancing the books for the next 75 years. It would also be fair.
It will be hard to change this state of affairs until we reform our system of campaign financing. That means we remain at risk for additional austerity measures.
The struggle for a fairer economy is inseparable from the struggle to protect the planet – and both will be more successful once we’ve removed big money from our political process.
At a minimum, the president must take a firm stand against the Republicans by drawing a line in the sand and opposing any cuts to Social Security.
The “populist” economic agenda can loosely be defined as “government policies that reflect the needs and aspirations of the majority, rather than the privileged few.”
“This change,” Ms. Boccia writes of the House’s move, “sets the stage for comprehensive Social Security reform in the 114th Congress.”
If Democrats don’t make the right choice now, they may not have the chance to make economic policy – not for a long time to come.
It’s almost as if Wall Street’s been expecting a break all along – but then, maybe it has.