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The Teachers Revolt in West Virginia Will Oklahoma teachers be the next to strike?
I’m very fond of little gadgets like this one at the Washington Post. It gives you the amount we’ll have if the debt limit isn’t paid, and then let’s you decide which programs get cut or not. It’s clunky in … Continue reading
In honor of today’s horrible job news, and especially for all the politicians out there, here is a dose of economic truth-telling.
Austin Goolsbee takes to the White House White Board to explain job losses and gains every month for the past three years. Note the small drop off over this past summer, when the stimulus began to fade somewhat. It’s my … Continue reading
Don’t let the banks fool you. This isn’t about deadbeat borrowers, it’s about the Rule of Law. The banks did not follow the law, and what they’ve done is fraud, probably criminal fraud. We can’t let them get away with … Continue reading
I like this very much. It’s the clearest presentation I’ve seen of what’s at stake in the fight over the Bush-era tax cuts. I wish the White House had put this out weeks ago. Maybe then I wouldn’t have heard … Continue reading
When it comes to free trade treaties, workers in this country are very skeptical. In fact a new NBC/WSJ poll finds that 65% of union members and 61% of Tea Party sympathizers say that free trade has hurt the U.S. … Continue reading
What would you eat? What would you do without? And how would you feel if that extravagant sum was suddenly decreased to only $3.75? That’s the amount food stamp recipients will receive if Congress lowers food stamp benefits. In order … Continue reading
Here’s a simple answer: unemployment remains incredibly high across the country.