The Democratic Push to Bomb Iraq Again

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 7:05 pm

People forget the extent to which Democrats, who controlled the U.S. Senate at the time, pushed for and supported the 2003 attack on Iraq. Remember them or not, theeeeeeeeeey’re back!

 

Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House

By: Monday March 10, 2014 10:05 am

Last week RT America, the Russian state media network, was in the news after two of its anchors voiced opposition – on air – to Russian action in Ukraine. Part of the reaction to these events was a discussion in the media about how RT America covers stories, a discussion which apparently peaked the interest of one former writer for Think Progress the official blog of the Center for American Progress (CAP).

Democratic Establishment Lines Up Behind Hillary Clinton For 2016

By: Monday January 27, 2014 6:56 am

The fix is in according to an article in the New York Times Magazine. The Democratic establishment has already decided, in 2014, that Hillary Clinton shall be the party’s nominee for president in 2016. No primary necessary, get on the train or lie down on the tracks.

Center For American Progress Discloses Corporate Donors After Investigations

By: Monday December 16, 2013 11:10 am

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.

Center For American Progress Says Larry Summers ‘Not A Wall Street Guy’

By: 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.

Center for American Progress Turns Against the Push for a Grand Bargain

By: 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.

Medicare Eligibility Age Increase Rejected By Obama Allies

By: 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.

Oil and Ice: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

By: 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.

A Pro-Austerity Chart, and Why the President Is Touting It

By: 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.

Why Unemployment Makes the Tea Party Happy

By: 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.

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