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.
There is broad consensus that a ‘multipolar’ order will emerge in coming decades, in which the US will have to compete for alpha-dog status within different regions with rivals.
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.
Building a progressive U.S. politics means looking beyond the back-and-forth swings of each election cycle.