Obamacare in deeper trouble as corporados cut benefits

Progressive Review August 23, 2011 Kaiser Health News – In 2012, 63% of employers will increase the employee percentage contribution to premium costs, and 39% will increase increase in-network deductibles. Most employers will increase those amounts by less than 10%. Fewer employers ... Read more

Why are U.S. children becoming less creative?

Researchers argue that an emphasis on standardized testing has hurt creativity in children. LiveScience Aug 12 2011 Photo: LiveScience It sounds like the complaint of a jaded adult: Kids these days are narrow-minded and just not as creative as they used to be. But researchers say they are finding ... Read more

American Exceptionalism By the Numbers

American Prospect: Decline and Rebirth By Gus Speth The Solutions Journal, August 2011 Most of us who care deeply about the conditions of the United States and its public policy are sustained and carried forward by the expectation that serious progress in the directions we favor is coming, sooner or later, ... Read more

End Trickle-Down Economics to Pay Off Debt

By Robert Weiner and John Horton The Miami Herald, July 11, 2011 President Obama has given speech after speech calling on Congress to reduce tax breaks for the wealthy to balance the budget. When President Clinton left office, the budget had been balanced for four consecutive years with surpluses ... Read more

High-Stakes Blackmail: “Malefactors of Great Wealth”

By Jeff Klein CounterPunch, August 21, 2011 Photo: Avelino Maestas When I recalled that phrase recently, I was sure it had been coined by Franklin D. Roosevelt against the Big Business opponents of the New Deal. In fact, when I looked it up I was surprised to learn that the memorable words were ... Read more