Opinion

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"No" to the Super Committee of the One Percent!

For generations in this country any talk by an elected official of cutting Social Security meant political suicide.

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Six crucial tasks for the left and progressive community

What will it take to save the core components of our social compact? The same thing that it took to win them. Here are six essential ingredients.

Creationists, flat earthers and deficit hawks

It's worth asking how the proponents of deficit-reduction - be they congressional Republicans or "deficit hawks" within the Obama administration - think that lower deficits will lead to increased growth and job creation in an economy mired in a severe slump.

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Millions make change

The initiatives and actions of the American people were an essential ingredient in the progressive-democratic thrust in the 1930s and 1960s. The same is true today.

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S&P "bond vigilantes" take aim - at us

Standard and Poor's is a "bond vigilante" for the "investor class" - essentially a finance capitalist business agent with a big economic machine gun.

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Debt deal: Time for diplomacy is over

The Republicans are no ordinary opposition party with whom the Democrats can have amicable differences. They are racist, anti-labor, anti-democratic extremists, beholden to fascist-minded billionaires.

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Debt deal is bad for America

The debt deal is a bad deal for the American people and the economy.

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Debt-ceiling disaster postponed - but not for long

The threat of default may have beeb averted, but working people will lose MORE ground.

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Step up, speak out today on debt crisis

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.

Debt-ceiling struggle: time to look deeper

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.

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