Demagoguing Feminism for Fun and Profit

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 8:45 am

This morning we’re all treated to a feminist screed by John Chait about some comments Diane Ravitch made about Campbell Brown.

If you’re surprised that someone like Chait should suddenly wrap himself in the mantle of feminism and set himself up as judge and jury as to who’s a good feminist and who’s not, don’t be. Because that demagogue party is just getting started.

 

Come Saturday Morning: This and That

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 6:59 am

Too many things happening this week, but I’ll point you to a few choice bits…

Why Did Elizabeth Warren Pick a “Pay For” That Would Never Pass for Student Loan Reform Bill?

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 1:29 pm

I confess to being cynical. But remember when the first thing the Democratic House passed in 2006 was prescription drug reform — only to renounce it when they actually had the power to get it through? Somehow Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan reform bill feels like a similar political stunt that was never meant to actually stand a chance of passing.

Late Night: The Endless Loop

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 8:00 pm

It seems that Hillary Clinton has been making a bit of a buzz lately with a trip out west wherein she announced, by not announcing, her candidacy for the Presidency in 2016. Really? Is that the best we can do; be saddled for eight years with Mrs. Welfare Reform, Mrs. Wall Street and media deregulation, and Ms. Iraq War, all rolled into one?

President Obama Has The Power And Opportunity To Implement Postal Banking

By: Tuesday February 11, 2014 1:21 pm

Postal banking is a proven concept with programs already working in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. It even existed at one point in the United States. Instituting (or rather re-instituting) postal banking is not only a great way to provide underbanked Americans with a useful service, it would also help financially secure the US Postal Service which is still struggling to cope with the emergence of email and private package delivery services.

Senators Write Letter to Harry Reid Opposing Fast Track Authority for TPP and TTIP

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 10:50 am

According to a letter obtained by Firedoglake, 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convey their opposition to the “prospect of renewing Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Two trade bills that shred national sovereignty as well as labor, environmental, and financial regulations passed in democratic governments.

Third Way’s Attack On Elizabeth Warren Prompted By Calls For Expanding Social Security

By: Monday December 9, 2013 6:59 am

Why did Third Way launch an attack on Senator Elizabeth Warren? According to one of the op-ed writers it was Warren’s support for a plan to expand Social Security that was the “final moment.” Clearly an unforgivable offense against the bondholders that Third Way represents who want general austerity and cuts to Social Security to [...]

Come Saturday Morning: The Good News Post

By: Saturday December 7, 2013 6:45 am

Because we could all use some good news.

Elizabeth Warren Responds To Third Way Attack By Asking Wall Street To Disclose Ties

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 2:05 pm

Senator Elizabeth Warren is not taking the attack on her by Third Way lying down. In an open letter to the CEOs of the Too Big To Fail Wall Street banks responsible for the financial crisis of 2008, Senator Warren asks that they disclose their connections to think tanks like Third Way. That way the public will know who is paying the bill for Third Way’s attack on Warren and those asking for economic justice.

Third Way Returns To Attack Elizabeth Warren And Bill de Blasio

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 6:47 am

For those unfamiliar, when Wall Street bought the Democratic Party they wanted their transaction to be called the triumph of “Third Way” politics in association with other gains by finance capital and neoliberal politicians around the world, especially the UK. They were essentially advocating that Democrats concede the economic argument to Ronald Reagan and let his governing paradigm stand with some marginal tweaks. Progressive politics would be limited to social issues or “the culture war.”

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