Like many other crucial times in our nation's history, the American people are stepping up and speaking out for democracy and fairness on the debt and deficits.
Even if a deal is struck at the last minute, or if President Obama raises the debt ceiling on his own, this controversy reveals a system in serious need of repair.
Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?
A two-part response is needed to Eric Cantor and his fellow Republicans.
It is now 99 percent certain that the private economy is NOT going to cause the bad jobs numbers to change direction.
Major sections of capital believe the debt crisis gives them a golden opportunity to completely shift the costs of the "reproduction of labor power" to working people and break their fighting spirit.
Facts: the country is not broke and Social Security is not the cause of the deficit.
State workers in Connecticut are in a pitched battle to save their jobs and the services they provide.