Wow – Twice In One Week

Dean Baker catches Tom Friedman looking very silly, indeed - again. Of course, this recent column will not make Friedman look silly to any of his regular readers who are both not informed through other means already and too incurious to doubt Friedman's statements of fact, because Friedman sounds so convincing when he pontificates thusly on things he knows little about, like the debt crisis...

Unemployment Benefits and Organizing For Change

Last December, President Obama gave in to the GOP's demand to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. His reasoning, at the time, was that Republicans had held a knife to the throat of the extension of unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed. The GOP's demand for voting to allow unemployment benefits to continue was the President authorizing the extension of tax cuts for...