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First, Republicans opposed extending the payroll tax cut that put an extra $20 a week in the pockets of 160 million working Americans. Next, they supported it. If the cost were offset the way they wanted. Even though Republicans previously had said that tax cuts never...

On Dec. 18, a dozen retirees, men and women in their 60s, 70s, even 80s, began occupying a median strip along Route 33 in front of the closed Century Aluminum smelter in Ravenswood, W.Va. In tents and under tarps, a small group stays overnight, despite...

Four years ago, Cooper Tire told its workers they’d have to sacrifice to save the company.  With a straight face, Cooper executives said it was essential for the corporation’s survival that workers take tens of millions in pay and benefit cuts. The workers understood the link...

It wasn’t so much a vote as a proclamation of ideology last Thursday when Republicans filibustered Obama’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rebuff had nothing to do with the person, Richard Cordary, who even Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said appeared well qualified.  Rather,...

MTV needs to stop giving that creepy vampire guy and moony human girl in the “Twilight” series the “best kiss” prize in its annual movie awards because it’s Republicans who truly earned the trophy for the big wet smooches they lay on the 1 percent. Just...

Most Americans, the 99 percent, feel the pressure of indebtedness. When they owe a friend a buck, their conscience bothers them until they’re square. They pay their bills, working second jobs if necessary. They meet mortgage obligations even when underwater. That’s why there was a deficit...

I want to thank you, thank you Thank you, thank you, Thank you, thank you, Thank you, thank you. ~ Natalie Merchant, “Kind and Generous” This week’s holiday mandates giving thanks. For many Americans, that is complicated by the harsh years since 2008. There’s the bitterness of lost jobs, foreclosed...

Wall Street waged war on the American economy and middle class with its reckless gambling. It wasn’t Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac that crashed the economy. It wasn’t the federal government. It wasn’t hapless homeowners who were sold mortgages they couldn’t afford. It was Wall Street...

Voting doesn’t work anymore. If it did, Americans would get what they want — or at least some of it — from Washington. But they don’t. Instead of the people’s priority, which is jobs, country club conservatives in Congress stubbornly fixate on deficits. Instead of ensuring millionaires...