While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.
We have nothing to gain, and everything to lose, if the Republicans - the strongest advocates for Wall Street and corporate profits at the people's expense - succeed in stopping Obama.
Last night the president got the ball rolling, but he didn't roll it far enough or always in the right direction. So now it's our turn.
Bravo to the health care activists who are cranking out the phone calls and participating in rallies across the country to say "finish reform right," despite stalled negotiations on Capitol Hill.
Obama's budget freeze: hard to imagine a worse conclusion to draw from the Massachusetts election, or a more telling lesson for working people.
Ben Bernanke should be replaced, and the Federal Reserve needs fixing to serve working people's needs.
The president has taken a decidedly more combative, populist tone. It's time.
Some on the left say the Communist Party USA has no differences with President Obama. Just to set the record straight: we do, and we express them, but we go to great lengths to state them in a constructive and unifying way.
Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?
The president doesn't simply register and reflect the balance of power; he influences it as well; no other person has as much power as the president.