Late Night: New Years Day!

By: Tuesday January 1, 2013 8:00 pm

My past few New Year’s Eves have been really, well, not the best way to start the new year. But sorry to argue with Bono and U2–this year something changed on New Year’s Day!


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Altman, Sabotoge: How the Republican Party Crippled America’s Economic Recovery

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 1:59 pm

My initial reaction to Sabotage: How the Republican Party Crippled America’s Economic Recovery was an incredulous, “Jeez, will anyone really get snookered into blaming the Republicans for that at this point in affairs?” And then yesterday happened, and we all realized we’d probably have to vote for Obama again, because the conservatives will always be better at the whole “nihilism” thing than liberals. This book is a useful source of the talking points Democratic Party operatives will repeat so relentlessly between now and November they might actually succeed in dissuading any self-respecting leftist who can still afford cable from voting at all.

Dayen’s Roundup from April 8, 2012

By: Monday April 9, 2012 6:15 am

Dayen’s news roundup from April 8, 2012, including stories about Iran’s nuclear program, economic recovery, John Derbyshire, Syria, Span, Aghanistan, Greece, ICE, Georgia, RIP Mike Wallace, immigration law and more.

Early Morning Swim: Polls Show America Supports Liberal Economic Policies, Reports Rachel Maddow

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 4:52 am

When Republicans say “Washington is out of touch with America’s values” — they’re exactly right.

More on the Economy in 2011 – Republicans Let Their Slip Show

By: Monday December 27, 2010 8:46 am

As much as I’d like to see Goldman Sach’s highly accurate economic prognosticator Jim O’Neill as a prophet, I don’t think he’s accounting for the whole picture.

Late Night: You Don’t Roll Out a New Product Until Labor Day (Especially If It’s Underwhelming)

By: Friday September 3, 2010 8:00 pm

Maybe Andrew Card was right. Or maybe it’s just that when don’t have enough firepower to win the battle, you save your bullets as long as you can.

Loss of Hope for the Economy Spells Wrong Kind of Change for Democrats

By: Saturday August 28, 2010 7:00 pm

After watching so closely Washington politicians argue like children, and line their donors’ pockets through technically legal corporate welfare programs, while generally ignoring the huge economic crisis at hand, I can’t blame any American for a lack of hope right now.

Rep. DeLauro Calls for New Development and Infrastructure Bank

By: Thursday October 29, 2009 5:50 pm

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) called for further public investment to aid economic recovery and solve the short-term and long-term crises that the country faces, including a new National Infrastructure and Development Bank.

Wal-Mart Gets a Makeover So It Can Fight Economic Recovery

By: Monday December 29, 2008 3:30 pm

‘Twas the night before Christmas when Wal-Mart told the world it decided to settle 63 lawsuits to the tune of as much as $640 million; most of those lawsuits alleged that Wal-Mart “routinely underpaid its employees.” So what prompted the usually greedy Grinch to give more than half a billion dollars to its employees? The Wall Street Journal says one reason is Wal-Mart’s pending fight against the Employee Free Choice Act.

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