It's no secret that when the wealthy speak, the powerful listen. What else would you expect when the average cost of winning a House seat has soared by 344 percent since 1986? But the other...
April 16, 2014 | David Callahan
It is indeed remarkable that the Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has agreed that existing pensioners can receive virtually all of their retirement benefits in a startling settlement proposal....
April 16, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville
In Monday's post, I took on the claim that some kind of uniquely American epidemic of single and unmarried parenting was to blame for our high rates of child poverty. Despite what you often hear, the...
April 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The same day President Obama was at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference deriding and lambasting voter ID laws, I was on a plane with the pro-voter ID blogger J. Christian Adams. Between...
April 15, 2014 | Brentin Mock
Even if Paul Ryan's latest draconian budget plan gets safely filed away and forgotten, all forms of discretionary government spending face a relentless squeeze over the next decade. President Obama's...
April 15, 2014 | David Callahan
At the heart of the social contract lie three pretty simple propositions: First, that if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll lead a secure life. Second, that everyone gets a say in how the...
April 14, 2014 | David Callahan
I see it often claimed that the high rate of child poverty in the US is a function of family composition. According to this view, the reason childhood poverty is so high is that there are too many...
April 14, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Michael Lewis’ new book, “Flash Boys,” relates a real-life techno thriller in which a trader who identifies and ultimately thwarts a scheme deployed by piratical “High Frequency Traders” to squeeze a...
April 14, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville