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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 by this weakness are the unemployed and the poor, and of course the two problems are related.
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.
Pro: Should President Obama have asked Congress for a declaration of war before firing missiles into Libya?

"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
Bernanke must go

WASHINGTON - The recent release of documents showing that the Federal Reserve lent tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign banks in 2008 and 2009 has raised more questions about Ben Bernanke's chairmanship of the Fed.
Protesters reflect vast majority on 99 % of most major issues

WASHINGTON - The Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread to scores of cities claims to represent "the 99 percent." Does it? Ninety-nine percent is perhaps too high a bar for public opinion.
Just the facts

In a recent column, Mark Weisbrot chastised private insurers as "the biggest source of waste" in the U.S. healthcare system ("Pro: Health care law is a hopeful...
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 bad.
Net Neutrality absolutely vital to assuring progressive free speech

...people need the Internet as we know it is the essential tool in ongoing battle of ideas. It is time to fight for it. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Readers may write to him at CEPR, 1611 Connecticut...
New Latin leaders should be role models for Obama

...dictators and oligarchs who ran the show for decades, still has problems with democracy in its former "back yard." Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Obama health plan will benefit every working American

...creating a nearly universal insurance system and laying the foundation for a sustainable system that can contain costs. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


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