Posts by Robert Kuttner

Though President Obama's State of the Union said the right things about the disgrace of growing inequality in America, his remedial measures are mainly gestures. Yes, they are gestures in the right...
February 3, 2014 | Robert Kuttner
President Obama's State of the Union Address, according to briefings and leaks, will emphasize the president's use of executive power to get the public's business done despite a divided and severely...
January 27, 2014 | Robert Kuttner
Something is horribly wrong with both America's employment situation and with the way we measure it. In case you missed the news, the economy generated just 74,000 payroll jobs in December, but the...
January 13, 2014 | Robert Kuttner
Two words that strike fear into the hearts of insurers are Adverse Selection. That's insurance-speak for the tendency of the sickest people to gravitate to the most generous insurance policies. The...
January 6, 2014 | Robert Kuttner
Last week, in this space, I proposed a "Freedom Summer 2014", aimed at ensuring that nobody would be prevented from voting next fall due to the lack of a government-issued photo ID card. The 5-4...
December 23, 2013 | Robert Kuttner
For more than a decade, progressive Democrats have placed their hopes on demographic changes. The electorate is becoming blacker, browner, younger, and more welcoming of diverse immigrant groups --...
December 16, 2013 | Robert Kuttner
Three pieces of seemingly good economic news dominated the headlines last week. The official unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent, its lowest level since 2008, reflecting the fact that the...
December 9, 2013 | Robert Kuttner
I've taken a fair amount of heat for a post that I wrote two weeks ago in this space titled "Obama's Gift to the Republicans."   The gift is, of course, the Affordable Care Act.
December 2, 2013 | Robert Kuttner