Obama to America: Work Harder

Liberal pundits and Republican congressmen agree: Barack Obama’s second inaugural was the most liberal speech of his presidency. They may be right. But just what kind of liberalism is this?

Obama Channels Reagan on Welfare

On August 7, Mitt Romney did not slam Barack Obama for presiding over a welfare system which leaves the poor to sell their blood.  Barack Obama did not skewer Mitt Romney for touting a post-reform status quo that drives women back to their abusers.  Instead, the president and his Republican challenger accused each other of […]

Josh Eidelson

Josh Eidelson covers labor as a contributing writer at The Nation, Salon, and In These Times.