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Inequality is rising and the American middle class is shrinking. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 68 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 08:23 AM PDT with 92 Recommends
In his new role as minority leader on the Senate budget committee, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is blasting away at the Senate’s budget, which came from the radical right-wing Republican ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 03:02 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
U6 Unemployment As Egberto Willies pointed out in a recent post , there are a lot of reasons in terms of the ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 10:02 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
As per the latest quarterly jobs report Wisconsin tied Iowa for last place in private sector growth among midwestern states. Among its peer states in the Midwest, Wisconsin tied with Iowa for ...
by Dave the Wave
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Give 'em Hell, Bernie! Give 'em Hell!
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 09:26 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Geraldo Rivera once, long ago in about 1972, was a decent investigative reporter. Now Faux seems to be zapping his brain so that he can no longer speak intelligently. He was recently a guest on ...
by elenacarlena
Comment Count 71 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Almost exactly two years ago Gov. Scott Walker signed Republicans' polarizing mining bill into law in an effort to jump-start a giant iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin. The legislation ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 06:44 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
If people understood the trade deficit and the harm it does, they would demand that our politicians do something to fix it. And if that happened great things would happen for working people and our ...
by davej
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Same as it ever was: Scott Walker signs an ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 09:40 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
The imbroglio over former Secretary of State ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 57 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 01:57 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
The February jobs report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics overall appears to be good news. There were 295,000 new jobs and unemployment dropped to 5.5%. That unemployment figure is ...
by Dan Riker
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 08:38 AM PST with 6 Recommends
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that, on a seasonally adjusted basis, the economy created 295,000 new jobs in February. That's the 12th consecutive month new job generation has ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 110 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 05:59 AM PST with 41 Recommends
John Kasich, Ohio's governor, delivered his state of the state speech this week. To his credit, Kasich recognizes that cutting taxes for the wealthy doesn't pay for itself. Unlike Scott Walker, he'...
by akadjian
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 09:14 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Buried on page 3 of today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel business section are Wisconsin's job creation numbers for the the 12-month period ending in September 2014: "State job creation still sluggish; ...
by Windtalker
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 08:27 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Back in the fall I had the unique pleasure of seeing Sen. Sanders speak at a local bookstore in a small group setting. There were no more than 40 people there, and he stayed for over an ...
by ESNH
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 06:35 AM PST with 4 Recommends
When Ted Cruz said it on CNN a couple of Sundays ago, Politifact called it 'mostly false.' "Ninety-two million Americans aren't working." "Roughly 92 million people in the United States are out of ...
by Mark Lippman
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 03:31 PM PST with 5 Recommends
President Obama delivered a fiery speech Friday at the ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 82 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 09:45 AM PST with 51 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Earlier this week, we learned that ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 09:24 AM PST with 7 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. College as a Catalyst for Civic Engagement (
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 05:09 AM PST with 14 Recommends
The number one, all-time favorite refrain of Republicans against Obamacare is that it's such a huge burden on the nation's employers that it's a "job killer." The nation's ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 09:10 AM PST with 55 Recommends