If you want Obama to pass the "Lincoln test" and choose Santa over the Grinch, better get busy.
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.
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.
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?
Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.
Don't be surprised when many who voted for the Republicans become disillusioned with their policies, and on this ground a bigger and broader people's movement will emerge.
The trial of Faisal Shahzad shows military tribunals are not only harmful but unnecessary.
Why do so many white people embrace this poison that is so harmful to their well being, why are so many so strident, why are so many so ready to accept the most far-fetched racist pronouncements?
Perhaps the most important piece of the new health care law that kicked in Sept. 23 is no more lifetime coverage caps.