Now is more important than ever for the movement that swept Obama into office to get back into the streets and oppose his Afghan escalation policy
EDITORIAL We knew President Obama wasn’t going to be perfect. We knew he was a lot more of a political moderate than the left — which was so excited about getting rid of George W. Bush and voting for a candidate who was against the war in Iraq — always wanted to acknowledge. Read more »
The most sensible job creation program comes from the AFL-CIO and a coalition of civil rights and other organizations
By Dick Meister
(Dick Meister has covered labor and politics for a half-century as a reporter, editor, author and commentator.)
Of all the ideas out there on how to pull us out of the economic mess we're in, none makes more sense than the program laid out by the AFL-CIO and a coalition of civil rights groups and other organizations.
J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. This column is from the Project Syndicate news series.
Why Are Good Policies Bad Politics?
By J. Bradford DeLong
BERKELEY – From the day after the collapse of Lehman Brothers last year, the policies followed by the United States Treasury, the US Federal Reserve, and the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been sound and helpful. Read more »
Scroll down for an excellent analysis of Obama's predicament by Center for American Progress.
I find most troubling President Obama's statement that the Bush administration didn't have the resources nor the
strategy in Afghanistan and that he will now finish the job.
I also find most troubling that his generals leaked their need for more troops to the press, so the hawks and the Republicans could start the Vietnam-style drumbeat for more troops and more war and in effect more occupation. Read more »
As small business people know, the Obama administration has spent its capital largely on Wall Street and neglected the real job creation engine of the U.S. economy: small business and loans to small business.
Scott Hauge, president of Small Business California and the Paul Revere of small business, has put out the SOS for people to contact Rep. Read more »
The Center for American Progress reports that weakness in the labor market is threatening the fledgling economic recovery. Policy should center on creating jobs to boost U.S. middle class economic security and help those who are most vulnerable.
Friday, November 20, 2009
By Christian E. Weller
(The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all.)
Lingering weakness in the labor market is threatening the fledgling economic recovery. Read more »