Wisconsin, joined by other states, is ground zero of an irreconcilable conflict over the role of government.
Corporate executives have extracted record profits by sabotaging the recovery on every front - eliminating employees, repressing wages, withholding investment and shirking federal taxes.
Prospects for U.S. workers in the post-recession economy are grimmer than ever.
The 1930s slogan, "Black and white, unite and fight." is relevant today. General appeals for jobs and relief, for public works jobs and full employment measures have to be combined with targeted job creation in communities where the hardship is the most severe.
"It's significantly less bad than the Republican budget - but it's not going to bring down unemployment in my hometown," one reporter commented at a White House press conference.
While far better than the GOP's right-wing wrecking ball budget, the president's budget unfortunately finds savings in cutting assistance to help poor and working people and keep them warm.
The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system is alive in Kentucky.
A few weeks ago Citigroup’s Robert Rubin wrote a column advising readers and policymakers on how to surmount the current economic and financial crisis. Beware of such counsel!
The addition of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to the third top Obama administration position on economic policy tells an important tale.
As a massive winter storm pounds much of the country, the tea party/Republicans are pushing a disastrous narrative: strangle vital public services, like snowplowing, then blame public workers and their unions.