Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
An amazing normal year at the polls for religious voters “If you consider all of the tumultuous events during this election year and how much tension there has been and all of the other stuff that’s been up in the air, it’s amazing that things ... compared with Mitt Romney’s 19-point victory in that ... 11/30/2016 - 1:21 pm | View Link
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Organizers from two groups decided last week to hold a demonstration and vigil Sunday near City Hall to urge presidential electors to vote their conscience and withhold support from President-elect Donald Trump.
For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington, D. C., restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to rescue nonexistent child sex slaves. Instead, the shooting sparked discussion that the conspiracy runs deeper.
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Barack Obama began his presidency with a bold progressive vision for the country. Though much of his agenda was implemented, he faced unprecedented opposition. Obama’s push for a moderate climate-change bill (similar to the one he had co-sponsored with John McCain only a few years earlier) was crushed by Republicans.
This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.
If you have any doubts that the phenomenon of Donald Trump was a long time a’coming, you have only to read a piece that Gore Vidal wrote for Esquire magazine in July 1961, when the conservative movement was just beginning and even Barry Goldwater was hardly a glint in Republicans’ eyes.
Vidal’s target was Paul Ryan’s idol and the idol of so many modern conservatives: the trash novelist and crackpot philosopher Ayn Rand, whom Vidal quotes thusly:
“It was the morality of altruism that undercut America and is now destroying her.
“Capitalism and altruism are incompatible; they are philosophical opposites; they cannot co-exist in the same man or in the same society.
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, a woman passes a "We're Hiring!" sign while entering a clothing store in the Downtown Crossing of Boston. On Friday, June 3, 2016, the U. S. government issues the May jobs report. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (Credit: AP)
This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.
For years, conservatives have been telling us that a healthy business-friendly economy depends on low taxes, few regulations and low wages.