We all owe Stella Lohmann of Atlanta, Georgia thanks.  Ms. Lohmann is the substitute teacher who via video asked GOP candidates in last night's debate: What as president would you seriously do...
September 23, 2011 | Jennifer Wheary
The Federal Reserve’s announcement that it will sell $400 billion of short-term Treasury securities and buy $400 billion of longer-term government bonds as a way of locking low interest...
September 23, 2011 | Robert Kuttner
Reading through the conservative commentary attacking the failure of Solyndra, and clean energy and green jobs in general, it seems there are two main criticisms: One, government should never...
September 23, 2011 | Mijin Cha
Here in the egalitarian paradise of the United States, there is apparently nothing worse than “class warfare” – which is why Republicans are trying to affix this damning label to...
September 23, 2011 | David Callahan
Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed a budget through Albany that lowered taxes on the rich while imposing major cuts on education spending, among other things. This week, though, Cuomo...
September 22, 2011 | David Callahan
Hope Yen of the Associated Press writes today about the "recession's lost generation:" New 2010 census data released Thursday show the wrenching impact of a recession that officially ended in...
September 22, 2011 | Jennifer Wheary
With so much in disarray around us, it is easy to fall into the habit of always documenting problems.  An event this week at the New York Academy of Science on The Art of Climate Change ...
September 22, 2011 | Jennifer Wheary
Many progressives were excited to see the President go after tax loopholes for the wealthy and corporations during his speech last Monday. While this change in tone from the White House is certainly...
September 22, 2011 | Jack Temple