Stories by Robert L. Borosage

Robert Borosage is co-director of the Campaign For America's Future, and he has written on political, economic, and national security issues for publications including The New York Times and The Nation. subscribe to Robert L. Borosage's feed

Posted on: Aug 8, 2011, Source: Blog for Our Future

Conservative and corporate elites are stoking the turmoil, and using fear to panic a public into accepting harsh measures that would be otherwise unacceptable.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2010, Source: Blog for Our Future

The White House is bolstering the conservative tax cut mantra as it tries to tell us that more money for the rich is what America needs now.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2010, Source: Campaign for America's Future

There's a lot Obama can do to fix the economy: direct public hiring, local aid, invest in energy infrastructure and much more.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010, Source: Campaign for America's Future

From Sarah Palin to John Boehner to the operatives pulling Tea Party strings, conservatives seek to block every reform on the progressive agenda. We must fight back.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2010, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Most Americans are only beginning to sense just how unified the Republican minority has been in obstruction. It's dubious that this is a winning political strategy.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2009, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Obama will increasingly have to choose -- whether to hold to his vision and raise the stakes, or compromise his vision to cut the deal.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2009, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Senators are catering to the private insurance industry that has profited from the problem rather than helping to solve it.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2009, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Obama has demonstrated remarkable mastery of the powers of the presidency. Have we mastered the power of the citizenry to empower the president?

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

The plan won't admit where we are: the major banks in the US are insolvent. They aren't addled by a temporary fever. They are broke.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Congress might adjourn without acting on the deepening economic crisis, leaving Obama to inherit the catastrophe.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

With $700 billion in taxpayers' money at stake, surely it would be wise to have an independent board that can hold Paulson accountable.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

Obama will be the president we want him to be if we mobilize support on the progressive issues and ward off the influence of entrenched interests.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Want to learn how to make $50 million and not pay taxes? More than a quarter of large U.S. corporations do it every year.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

McCain's health plan will only work for the young, healthy and lucky. This could be the the issue that costs him the election.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Obama takes a clean, connecting swing at Bush and McCain's disastrous economic policies.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Since the GOP candidates all pledge allegiance to Bush's policies, it is worth taking a look at the implications.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2008, Source: TomPaine.com

Roe v. Wade is still standing. But consumers, workers, small investors, and the freedoms of Americans are taking it in the ear.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Americans are crying out for someone to do something.

Posted on: May 23, 2007, Source: TomPaine.com

Congress is poised to vote on a funding bill for Iraq that offers no change of course. Those who vote for it will be undermining the troops and enabling a rogue President.

Posted on: May 20, 2007, Source: The Nation

To catch up to where the voters are on energy policy, presidential candidates still have a big gap to close.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2007, Source: TomPaine.com

Alberto Gonzales is the latest imperious conservative tripped up by his own ideological arrogance.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2005, Source: TomPaine.com

Wal-Mart's size, policies and politics have become major threats to America's well-being, and it's time to strike back.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2005, Source: The Nation

The corporate wing of the Democratic Party is trying to reassert control, but progressives can — and must — continue to build the reform movement started in 2004.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com

Immediately after the election, the Republican-led Congress convened in Washington, dropped their culture war, and passed a gigantic spending bill loaded with corporate pork.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com

Bush's victory will produce a second-term president with a mandate for little beyond patriotic and pious posturing.

Posted on: May 10, 2004, Source: The Nation

John Kerry has been put on the defensive, answering Bush's assassins shot for shot. It's time for him to tell voters what things--big things--he is prepared to fight for and why.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2003, Source: TomPaine.com

The CEO economy is perking up, but the kitchen table economy -- the things that parents worry about at night around the kitchen table -- is still in trouble.