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The AFL-CIO promises a wide-ranging and open discussion about the future of the labor movement at its convention in September. With private-sector union representation approaching 5 percent of the ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
No surprise that a populist progressive Democrat like me would like President Obama’s State Of The Union address that talked so much about lifting up the middle class. But there’s a background ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 08:52 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Yesterday, Teacherken published a highly recommended diary entitled, "Paul Krugman asks if the election will be honored." If you haven't done so, I recommend that you read the diary, he did an ...
by Illinibeatle
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:34 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
In just the past week, the Pew Research Center issued a report detailing how insecurity has increased for the middle class since 2000 and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 07:05 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Normally on Tuesdays we introduce a new Blue America candidate. But this week we're concentrating on the responses our candidates have to Austerity. In short, the response is... Prosperity. Like I ...
by downwithtyranny
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 03:56 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Inequality means different things to different people. A lot depends on which definition of "fair" one uses. First there's the way our National GDP wealth pie keeps being divvied up ...
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 05:46 AM PST with 31 Recommends
by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium ...
by The Media Consortium
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 05, 2010 at 08:27 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I completely respect the opinion, that I hold, that single payer is the way to go for HCR. I also respect the opinion, that I hold, that a "strong" public option (such as Jacob Hacker proposed) ...
by Ask 4 Questions
Comment Count 618 comments on Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 07:06 AM PDT with 472 Recommends
Please read this fine essay from Dr. Henry Aaron just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 633 comments on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 07:58 AM PST with 359 Recommends
These are the words of 47 national health care experts to ...
by NLinStPaul
Comment Count 139 comments on Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 07:21 AM PST with 22 Recommends
As you all know, Jacob Hacker, a professor of political science at Yale and fellow at the New America Foundation, is widely credited with coming up with the idea for a public option. He is also an ...
by LaurenMonica
Comment Count 393 comments on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 10:01 AM PST with 196 Recommends
By now most everyone has seen this : Mr. Lieberman said that he grew apprehensive when a formal ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 181 comments on Wed Dec 16, 2009 at 07:00 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Jacob Hacker, the health policy expert known now as the "Godfather of the public option," qualifies his widely reported endorsement of the Medicare buy-in proposal in ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 66 comments on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 07:04 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Jacob Hacker is a professor of political science at Yale, but he's also more well known at the moment as being the guy who thought up the public option. Before the House HCR debate, he ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 95 comments on Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 06:18 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The story that hasn't been told enough is that the rising cost of private insurance is hurting corporate America. It's been a terrible strategic mistake. Progressives could have a powerful ally in ...
by DWCG
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 11:41 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I never wanted to be stuck in the middle of this argument. When I started blogging about the co-op plan, I thought it would be a flash in the pan and then I would be able to get back to happier ...
by andrewmcleod
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 04:50 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Jacob Hacker, Professor of Political Science at the UC, Berkeley, and uber public policy wonk, particularly on healthcare, joined Reps. Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison today in a press call to ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 176 comments on Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 12:52 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School and author (
by Michele Swenson
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 09:48 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Below is must wonky but but must reading for anybody interested in the health reform. I find it to be a riveting and valid policy history of the enormous gap between on the one hand single payer (of ...
by DrSteveB
Comment Count 48 comments on Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 03:37 PM PDT with 70 Recommends
Crossposted from Working America's Main Street blog. In The Great Risk ...
by Laura at Working America
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 09:23 AM PDT with 7 Recommends