A communications consultant I know tells me that two of her clients decided this week to take a break from her services. Why? Because both have suffered losses in the stock market and are suddenly...
August 19, 2011 | David Callahan
With Elizabeth Warren preparing to run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, an epic -- and telling -- electoral battle is shaping up that will pit one of the most eloquent voices of progressive...
August 18, 2011 | David Callahan
Elizabeth Warren is officially running for the Senate seat held by Scott Brown. There are several reasons to cheer this. For starters, she is the most compelling new progressive leader to come...
August 18, 2011 | Robert Kuttner
In the wake of the fearsome rioting that spread among youths through London and England, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, observed that social deprivation was no defense. “There is no excuse...
August 18, 2011 | John Schwarz
Rupert and James Murdoch have even more explaining to do after today's arrest of James Desborough, the former U.S. editor of News of the World, and Tuesday’s allegations that top editors at the...
August 18, 2011 | David Callahan
Here's some positive news out of Europe for a change: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy called yesterday for a tax on financial trades. This isn't a new idea --...
August 16, 2011 | David Callahan
According to Fox News Latino, Texas' economy isn't the only one showing that the road to prosperity is paved by austerity. Since March of this year, the unemployment rate in Puerto Rico has fallen...
August 16, 2011 | Rakim Brooks
As progressives sift through the entrails of the budget deal, there is some guarded optimism on two grounds. First, despite claims by House Speaker John Boehner, it turns out tax increases, or...
August 16, 2011 | Robert Kuttner