The Republican push to end the Department of Energy’s (DoE) guaranteed loan program as part of their budget plan is misguided and counter-productive. The program was established in 2005, under...
September 26, 2011 | Mijin Cha
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