FDL Book Salon Welcomes Paul Street, They Rule: The 1% vs. Democracy

By: Sunday November 2, 2014 1:59 pm

Since Barack Obama announced his intention to run for president in 2007, Paul Street has distinguished himself as one of candidate Obama and President Obama’s most consistent critics from the left. At a time when many liberals were starry-eyed about the possibilities for an Obama presidency, Street was documenting Obama’s commitment to a pro-business, neoliberal agenda.

Street’s writings on the Obama era are even more important now.

 

Goldman Sachs, Richard Posner and Republicans Get Slapped

By: Sunday October 20, 2013 10:30 am

Let’s hope that the trend of defeats for the rich and their neoliberal trolls will reach the public at large, and that things will gradually change for the better.

Whatever’s Left of the Left

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 10:40 am

Here’s my question for Sean Wilentz: where are these liberals in the power elite? Where are their liberal proposals for change we can live with short of radical transformation?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Paul Street, The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power

By: Saturday September 4, 2010 1:59 pm

Paul Street’s new book, The Empire’s New Clothes, closely examines the first year of the Obama administration, critically evaluating it within a context of strong liberal-Democratic support and fierce – even hysterical right-wing opposition. Barack Obama is seen very differently by Americans. Many see him as a symbol of how far America has come since the days of openly-supported racial segregation and the terroristic violence directed against the black community. Others see Obama as a dangerous “socialist/Marxist” who is threatening the American middle class and crippling future generations with “big government” and “unsustainable” debt.

Baucus Thanks Wellpoint VP Liz Fowler for Writing Health Care Bill

By: Monday March 29, 2010 1:30 pm

The insurance industry has spent their money well, spreading it across both parties. They got what they paid for with this neoliberal health care bill.

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