Tag Archives: Great Recession

Republican “Concern” For The Unemployed

The political outrage of last week occurred Thursday and the most chilling aspect of it is that it happened in the Senate – the supposedly sane chamber of Congress.  A bill to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits was successfully filibustered by … Continue reading

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The Darkness

Christmas is often viewed as essentially a three day holiday: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  When the sun went down the 2013 version was spent in literal darkness by hundreds of thousands of Americans.  There is a solution … Continue reading

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Who Has Recovered

Inequity in America is a subject on which books have been written, (I recommend the works of Joseph Stiglitz and Chris Hayes), and for me it should be the subject of an essay, not just an article.  However, something happened … Continue reading

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Get Out Of The Way

Thomas Paine is credited with originally penning the phrase, “Lead, follow or get out of the way,” in the 18th Century.  That advice would be well heeded by the Senate Republicans in today’s 113th Congress.  They are incapable of leading, … Continue reading

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Janet

In a perfect world where I was President I would ask Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz to be my top economic people.  Neither will happen and certainly not simultaneously, some might say by definition.  Sunday the Washington Post broke the … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

My regular readers know of both my almost devotion to Paul Krugman’s work and my economic philosophy; there is a very high positive correlation between the two.  On September 5th Krugman penned a New York Times op-ed entitled, Years of … Continue reading

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What Some Of Us Think We Know

The other day I ran across a piece Dana Milbank had written for the Washington Post which was published on August 27th.  It was entitled Embracing misinformation on Obama.  Coupling this with some personal experiences my conclusion is that what … Continue reading

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Racism’s Last Gasp In America

America is currently commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wednesday August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, well most of our anyway.   Tens of thousands did it visibly by converging on Washington yesterday.  America is much less … Continue reading

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War On Educational Opportunities

I have repeatedly stated that one of the three pillars supporting the current Republican Party is the promotion of ignorance.  That is simply a more eloquent way of saying a war on public education.  You see the current version of … Continue reading

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Mo

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued two decisions that conformed with the facts and the law, the day before they issued one that willfully ignored both.  The difference was that Wednesday’s rulings primarily dealt with a social issue mostly devoid of … Continue reading

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