MARK WEISBROT

WASHINGTON - For much of America, it still feels like we are in a recession. We have recession levels of unemployment, with the headline rate... Read more

End tax-cuts for super-rich only and spend new revenues on job creation

WASHINGTON - President Obama is confronting mostly Republican opponents over whether to extend the Bush tax-cuts to the richest 1 percent of taxpayers. Read more

With inflation checked, a new round of federal spending can create millions of new jobs

WASHINGTON - Three years after our worst recession since the Great Depression officially ended, the U.S. economy is still very weak. The people most hurt... Read more

GOP's assault on women bogs down in quicksand

WASHINGTON - The Republicans' gamble that they could ride a backlash against the Obama administration's efforts to increase the availability of contraception has gone terribly... Read more

Con: We're still 10 million jobs short of boom times

WASHINGTON - The U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, but most Americans don't feel like we are in a recovery. Read more

Pro: Health care law is a hopeful step forward

WASHINGTON - The United States has a terribly dysfunctional health-care system, unique among the rich countries in the word in its waste and abuse of... Read more

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