The neighborly good cheer of the caucus I attended was almost enough to make me forget, at least for a few moments, that I was sitting four rows up in a set of bleachers packed full of rabid conservatives.
As caucus craziness reaches its peak in Iowa, the Occupy movement has not been left out.
Many agree that the V-22 Osprey is a major bust, so why does the government keep authorizing spending on it?
The real question is not whether the government should spend on job creation. It is whether the government has been spending well.
There are no palm trees in Wisconsin. And public fiscal problems were not caused by union greed.
Public sector unions are among the only institutions that still stand against the unchecked influence of corporations. And they are under attack.
How on earth do you get a bipartisan consensus against cuts and for stimulus? Call it the defense budget.
The unshakable notion that everyone in the country is middle class has helped push us ever closer to a society where nobody is.
The expanding rights of corporate “people” are creating an ever-greater gap between America's democratic ideals and political reality.
A contribution to a Dissent magazine symposium on the 2010 midterm elections.