Obama officials have presented the big bank fee as an alternative to a financial transaction tax — but these taxes address two very different problems.
From Thomas Piketty to Black Lives Matter, inequality remains a top issue for Americans. Here’s a roundup of the top 5 inequality moments of 2014.
Phyllis Bennis weighs in on the State of the Union address, AIPAC’s campaign against the Iran talks, and John Kerry’s ‘new framework’ for Israel-Palestine.
Obama’s declaration that “America must move off a permanent war footing” wasn’t the Wow! moment it should have been during his State of the Union address.
IPS experts weigh in on inequality, taxes, global trade deals, and global talks with Syria and Iran.
President Obama took a bold tone on climate in his State of the Union address. Here are four things he can do right now, without Congress, to address climate.
Barack Obama’s SOTU speech emphasizes “nation-building at home.” But that doesn’t mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.
Focusing on the executive actions you can take without Congress is a great idea, Mr. President.
Four actions that Obama can take now, without Congress, to address climate change. Obama doesn’t have to wait for Congress to act, and we don’t have to wait for Obama, either.
We need to transition away from a fossil-fueled, speculative, exploitative, and militarized economy that serves the needs of Wall Street, Walmart, and Lockheed Martin instead of the American people.
Thanks to the persistence of the Occupy movement and Romney’s tin ear, President Obama devoted much of his State of the Union address to the damage extreme inequality wreaks on our democracy.
The Occupy movement is clearly affecting political rhetoric… but what about real action?
Obama knew that many people who voted for him in 2008 did so based on his commitment to end the war in Iraq, so highlighting that made perfect sense. But he was way wrong in claiming that the war in Iraq has made the United States “more respected around the world.”
In the SOTU, President Obama missed out on the opportunity to advocate for a progressive vision of the United States and to take on a real leadership role.
Obama’s second State of the Union address sandwiched crummy policies between slices of inspiration.