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Is President Obama's Jobs Drumbeat Working?

Is President Obama’s Jobs Drumbeat Working?

by Kai Wright on October 14 2011, 11:26AM

No, Obama can’t wave his magic wand and pass bills. But he can use the substantial bully pulpit he occupies to at least force the right conversation. He’s been doing so for weeks, and there are signs that it’s working.

Topics: Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright, Politics

Key Question of 2012: Do You Represent the People or the Banks?

Key Question of 2012: Do You Represent the People or the Banks?

by Kai Wright on September 20 2011, 10:43AM

The president vowed to make the rich “pay their fair share.” Let’s hope he’s serious. But either way, a new campaign launches today to make sure both parties must care as much about homeowners and workers as they do bankers in 2012.

Topics: Debt Deal, Economy, Kai Wright

The Debt Ceiling: Explained (and Quickly)

The Debt Ceiling: Explained (and Quickly)

by Shani O. Hilton on May 20 2011, 9:35AM

The wonky economic fight boils down to this: How much are poor people gonna have to pay to spring the White House from the GOP’s latest trap?

Topics: Economy

Six Public Goods That Have Shaped My Life--Or, Why Taxes Are Cool

Six Public Goods That Have Shaped My Life—Or, Why Taxes Are Cool

by Kai Wright on April 15 2011, 9:47AM

My mom’s retirement, the subway, books in Washington and more. Chime in with your own examples of why we should all be happy to contribute to the collective good.

Topics: Kai Wright

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

by Kai Wright on April 7 2011, 11:54AM

The president once argued the budget was a values-based document. Now, he’s all about process over purpose.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

The Budget Line Neither Party's Willing To Defend: Foreign Aid

The Budget Line Neither Party’s Willing To Defend: Foreign Aid

by Michelle Chen on February 21 2011, 10:00AM

We’re still putting our money into war, rather than peace and prosperity.

Topics: Global Justice

Obama's State of the Union Sets Up Deficit Debate, then Cheerleads

Obama’s State of the Union Sets Up Deficit Debate, then Cheerleads

by Kai Wright on January 25 2011, 9:11PM

Recap the State of the Union with Colorlines.com editor Kai Wright’s live blog of the speech.

Topics: Kai Wright, State of the Union

Who's Really to Blame for the Country's Growing Deficit?

Who’s Really to Blame for the Country’s Growing Deficit?

by on September 16 2010, 5:08PM

More people than ever rely on some form of government benefits.

Topics: Economy

Washington's Whitewashed Social Security Review

Washington’s Whitewashed Social Security Review

by on August 30 2010, 12:46PM

Alan Simpson’s bizarre tirade should be expected from a commission stacked with old, white men.

Topics: Economy

American Families vs. Washington's Misguided Deficit Hawks

American Families vs. Washington’s Misguided Deficit Hawks

by on August 25 2010, 3:15PM

A CBO study provides more proof that social programs help stimulate the economy, not tank it.

Topics: Economy

Will Social Security Be the Next Deficit Hawk Prey?

Will Social Security Be the Next Deficit Hawk Prey?

by on August 18 2010, 11:41AM

Social Security is 90 percent of income for a third of black and Latino seniors.

Topics: Economy

Congress Leaves Kids Hungry in Order to Feed Them

Congress Leaves Kids Hungry in Order to Feed Them

by on August 17 2010, 9:35AM

It’s been a summer of false choices in Washington—pitting one vital need for struggling families against another.

Topics: Economy

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

by on August 6 2010, 3:17PM

Food stamps are all that’s left for many, but they too are sacrificed to the deficit demons.

Topics: Economy

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