How to Restore the Good Name of Government

By: Friday February 21, 2014 5:40 pm

Why is it that Washington village “progressives,” and their associates in other parts of the country who are nevertheless part of the Washington village culture, often ask useful questions, but, almost always deliver, underwhelming answers?

 

What That Letter Should Have Said

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 3:55 pm

On Valentine’s Day, Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the President, authored by himself and signed by 15 other Senators, all Democrats. The letter was a response to the rumors that the President intends to include his Chained CPI proposal to cut Social Security benefits in the budget he will soon send to Congress.

Dear Dr. Krugman: Please Let Me Explain

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 11:15 am

Paul Krugman can’t explain why the deficit issue has suddenly dropped off the agenda.

Late Night: Crappy New Year

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 8:00 pm

On the bright side, David Gregory will finally fail at least laterally, and I’ll drink to that.

The Growing Partisan Issue of Holding Clapper Accountable for Lying to Congress

By: Friday December 20, 2013 10:40 am

An increasing number of Republicans in Congress support holding Director for National Intelligence James Clapper accountable for lying to Congress in March, when he was asked about spying on Americans.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is the co-sponsor of legislation that would rein in some of the National Security Agency’s powers, urged Attorney General Eric Holder to have the Justice Department investigate Clapper.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jed Morey, The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 1:59 pm

The story of America, as told to us by the political establishment, is not unlike scripture that attempts to explain our circumstances in a manner that must be accepted as gospel. The truth is that America has been hijacked by powerful special corporate interests whose paths toward profit are lubricated by political accomplices complicit in a scheme that suppresses opportunity and freedom among the masses. Our state of denial has caused us to drift far from the nation we believe ourselves to be while holding tightly to an image of the nation we wish to be.

Late Night: Winning Isn’t Everything

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 9:00 pm

If Tuesday’s elections taught us anything, it’s that triangulating neoliberalism is not only bad policy; it’s bad politics. As usual, Republicans are left gloating over their New Jersey “landslide” and their near miss in Virginia. Neither ought to be the case, but the twenty year Clintonian hangover of running insidery “centrists” or worse, abandoning winnable races to Republicans has still not abated, with entirely predictable results.

AT&T’s Contract With the CIA – One of Payoffs for Lavishly Funding Obama & Other Political Campaigns?

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 11:10 am

AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies, has a more than $10 million contract with the CIA to provide the intelligence agency with data on calls that cross the company’s networks all over the world. The company provides the information for “overseas counterterrorism investigations,” and targeting foreign suspects, but the information being provided to the CIA sometimes involves data from Americans’ international calls.

One would say squandered opportunity…

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30 am

It’s probably all part of the plan.

Bangladesh Garment Workers & the Fight for Social Security

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 7:10 pm

Are we willing to learn from the Bangladeshis? Our ‘middle-class’ American scene is crashing, but we don’t yet know how to protest .

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