New York Times investigates former CAP President John Podesta’s ties to corporations looking to influence the Obama Administration – an administration he is set to join.
|By: DSWright Monday December 16, 2013 11:10 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:15 am|
The Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive front group for corporate Democrats, has decided to go on the record in assisting Larry Summers’ quest to become Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 6, 2013 3:25 pm|
This is some of the better news I have heard in awhile. The Center for American Progress has turn against the push for austerity. In a new report the organization points out the policy arguments for a grand bargain are incredibly weak right now and the politics are mostly hopeless.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 10, 2012 6:35 am|
Staffers in this White House in particular float trial balloons on a continual basis on virtually every issue of importance to gauge public response, and the whole point of that exercise is to actually respond to it rather than not take it seriously. And if that’s the case, and the eligibility age conversation represented a trial balloon, I think we can say it’s been effectively and efficiently popped. Because over the weekend, Dick Durbin, perhaps the closest US Senator to the White House, criticized the idea.
|By: EdwardTeller Wednesday August 22, 2012 6:00 pm|
Since the 8th of August, nothing having to do with the Arctic Challenger project has broken in favor of speeding things up.
At the time, I was probably the only person to publicly claim that Shell might not get it together in time to even drill a single hole this season. Since then, there have been others coming to similar conclusions.
|By: David Dayen Thursday May 17, 2012 9:20 am|
This chart, put together by Michael Linden at the Center for American Progress, shows the Obama Administration’s performance on fiscal policy over his term in office. It shows that spending, taxes and the deficit are all lower, relative to the CBO projections from when the President took office in January 2009.
If you’re an economist, you look at this chart, and given the fact that the United States still suffers from elevated unemployment and needs more fiscal stimulus to increase aggregate demand, you shake your head in frustration. If you’re the President of the United States, you tweet out this chart to your millions of followers on Twitter, proud of the fact that you’ve been a President who has cut taxes, cut spending and cut the deficit.
I talked to Michael Linden today about this chart, and why any progressive Democrat should look at it and think that it’s a good thing.
|By: Gerald McEntee Thursday July 14, 2011 10:30 am|
Their irresponsible position is that corporations and billionaires should not have to share the sacrifices needed to keep our economy on track for recovery. That is why they vehemently oppose efforts to cut corporate welfare and to eliminate subsidies for the oil companies. Unlike most Americans, who believe we should pull together to find real solutions, these politicians are intent on dividing Americans by destroying programs that have broad public support. At the same time, they have done all in their power to create instability in the economy and put more Americans out of work.
|By: The Roosevelt Institute Monday June 6, 2011 11:35 am|
A blog post published last week on Naked Capitalism raises an interesting question – what exactly is the Roosevelt legacy? For us at the Roosevelt Institute, we believe it is based in engaging in dialogue and promoting progressive people and ideas. It is also about encouraging young people to get involved in public service and public policy debates.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 6, 2011 9:48 am|
On an international level I would go so far as to say these three liberal health care plans are all significantly to the right of basically even center-right party in the rest of the industrialized world on health care. “Tort reform” gets more play than single payer. If these constitute the “left flank” of the political discussion around the pressing issue of health care costs in America, we as a country are screwed.
|By: Yves Smith Friday June 3, 2011 10:00 am|
Why, after spending considerable resources, such as a website called New Deal 2.0, with virtually daily posts by Roosevelt fellows debunking deficit terrorism, and more formal work, such as a well-researched and argued paper by Tom Ferguson and Rob Johnson debunking deficit cutting in general and assaults on entitlements in particular, has the Roosevelt Institute cast its lot with a sworn enemy? Make no mistake, not only did the Institute undermine its raison d’etre by attaching its name to the Peterson anti-entitlements campaign, but as we’ll discuss later, the end product, as would be expected, bolstered particular initiatives that are contrary to FDR’s legacy, the Institute’s more general “progressive” objectives, and sound economics.