Richard J. Eskow

The Centrist’s dictionary: Here's what corporate Democrats really mean when they say things like ‘purity test’

“Purity test”? “Pragmatic progressive”? “Free stuff”? What are these politicians talking about?

Keep reading... Show less

Bernie’s student debt plan creates a million more jobs than Warren’s. Here's why she should embrace it

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both offered proposals to cancel student debt, a nearly $1.6 trillion burden on borrowers and a major drag on the economy. While both are aggressive attempts to address the student debt crisis, there is a major difference between the two plans: the Sanders plan is likely to create at least one million more jobs than Warren’s, since it cancels roughly $1 trillion more in outstanding debt.

Keep reading... Show less