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This may be of interest to us. To see the economic impact of activity of the rich on the most of us, if not all of us in Franklin County. WHY THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER AND THE POOR ARE GETTING POORER And Why it Matters to All of Us Speaker: Dr. Allan MacNeill -The […]

A new ad to be run in the battleground states by Priorities USA, the Pro-Obama Super-Pac: Remember the Occupy Movement? Some people think it didn’t accomplish much but think about the subtext of this ad; indeed, think about the subtext of the entire Democratic National Convention last week. No one is talking about pushing through […]

Despite the GOP’s claims that they and they alone are the arbiters of small-government, free-market capitalism, the facts tell a different story. Private sector employment has moved into net positive territory for the first time in a long time under President Obama, while the stock market is up and public sector jobs are down. Exactly […]

How could Republican President George W. Bush turn a 6 trillion dollar projected surplus into a 10 trillion dollar budget deficit without a word from Republicans or the Tea Party?  How has right-wing economics led to almost thirty years of GOP power?  Do you believe in Santa Claus? Our friend Thom Hartmann has the story […]

We just knew this was coming … Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), a Mitt Romney surrogate, said Sunday that the improving economic situation is thanks to Republican governors, not President Obama. “Look, I’m glad the economy is starting to recover but I think it’s because of what Republican governors are doing in their states. Not […]

This is just heartbreaking … At 90,000 square feet, the Siegels’ Versailles is believed to be the largest private home in America. (The Vanderbilt family’s Biltmore house in North Carolina is bigger at 135,000 square feet, but it’s now a hotel and tourist attraction). The Siegels’ home is so big that they bought 10 Segways […]

My daughter of 27, top of her class in college, earned a bachelor’s degree in business and is gainfully employed, has agreed to allow pharmaceutical companies to test new drugs on her so she can make ends meet. As a parent I find this worrisome on a number of levels, but as an activist it’s […]

It’s not like Democrats don’t have popular progressive ideas at the ready. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, put forth the “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act” on Wednesday. Under her plan, the following policies would be implemented: The School Improvement Corps would create 400,000 construction and 250,000 […]

Jed Lewison makes an excellent point: Just to refresh everybody’s memory: President Obama and Democrats gave John Boehner and the GOP “98 percent” of what they wanted in the debt limit deal. Then, 48 hours after Boehner’s deal got signed into law, S&P issued a credit rating downgrade, blaming Republicans for being hostage-taking, terror-inducing, revenue-refusing […]

Paul Krugman … It’s not the whole story, but something like this threatens to develop: 1. US debt is downgraded, sparking demands for more ill-advised fiscal austerity 2. Fears that this austerity will depress the economy send stocks down 3. Politicians and pundits declare that worries about US solvency are the culprit, even though interest […]