In the face of a horrible economic crisis and torrent of secret outside money, progressive forces blocked a complete takeover of Illinois state government by Republicans.
The main sections of capital, like right-wing extremism that does its bidding, are comfortable with a slow-growth economy - but they can be beat.
Corporate taxes are not too high - they are way too low. In fact the majority of big corporations operating in the U.S. pay no taxes at all. That's right: zero.
Give a business owner a million dollars a day in "incentives" - if no one is coming into the store, the owner will not create a single new job.
The "tea party movement" is neither "populist," or new; nor was it as I see it, a major factor inthe GOP victory. So what was?
This sport perfectly embodies the ruling class ideology, which states that the stronger you are, the more well equipped you are, the better.
Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.
This eight-year project is one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating intellectual exercises ever recorded on film.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - In the wake of massive losses of union-friendly lawmakers on Election Night 2010, the labor movement must re-group and re-think its strategy for accomplishing its goals, by moving on four tracks: organizing, mobilizing, legislation and working through regulatory agencies. And don't forget the states.
Key question: how can we, starting now, begin to tap the power necessary to throw out the ever-friendly, totally reactionary, Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and his pals in 2012?