We've already gotten a harbinger of the class warfare that the emboldened Republican right will wage against the people when the new Congress convenes in January.
Because of corporate foot-dragging on jobs we think a White House summit with representatives of the nation's 26 million unemployed and underemployed workers is very much in order at this time.
Looking beneath the furor: what progressives should keep in mind about the tax and unemployment insurance deal.
Instead of GOP, Republicans deserve the nickname "ROP" - Rich Only Party, and here's why.
Having a showdown fight on taxes, when the workers have to take a big hit at the get-go, is an invitation to greater divisions.
"Cruelty" is defined as indifference to suffering, even positive pleasure in inflicting it.
Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
A public works program would create thousands of jobs and repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
What is delaying an economic recovery is not too much spending and a growing deficit, but not enough federal spending.
At few times in our nation's history has the cry for jobs - and the need to organize those doing the crying - been more apparent and more possible.