Median family income is sliding, the social safety net is tattered, and only the top 5 percent are making any real monetary headway.
A quick review of presidential track records shows that giving the rich tax breaks doesn't spur job creation and economic growth.
The goofy stunts weren't the only game-changers.
The first presidential debate of 2012 was an exercise in ridiculousness that produced no insight, no plan, no inspiration, no leadership, and no truth.
Cutting the deficit doesn't have to hurt. John Cavanagh describes seven places in the budget where we can make cuts that actually make our country greener, more secure, and more sustainable.
The paper industry's titans have teamed up with practitioners of the legislative black arts to turn their sludge into a slick tax loophole.
A slow descent wouldn't be disastrous.
Without serious accountability, the rallying cry for more "job creation" is likely to amount to nothing more than empty rhetoric.
The Bush tax cuts siphon off money that could fund education and other crucial programs.
It's time to close the tax loopholes that subsidize runaway executive compensation.