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Special Report: What Obama Can Do About the Price of Gas

03/07/11 12:32PM

Back in 2008, I was puzzled by President Bush blaming the subprime mortgage crisis on "irresponsible homeowners." I knew of no reason why homeowners should all of a sudden become irresponsible en masse. So I began looking into what had really caused the crisis. That's when I began to get acquainted with derivatives and other weapons of mass financial destruction. I found out that one of McCain's top financial advisors, Phil Gramm, had not only helped cause the subprime mortgage crisis by deregulating derivatives, he was also still a lobbyist for UBS, while he was counseling McCain. read more

Special Report: Secret Wall St. Gas Tax

03/04/11 05:28PM

Monday begins our week-long series on the secret Wall Street gas tax.  Commodity prices are sky-rocketing, largely because of Wall Street speculators, but Republicans want you to think President Obama is to blame.  In this special series, in conjunction with "The Nation", we'll tell you what's at stake and the simple step President Obama can take to bring down the price not only of gas, but food too -- if he so chooses. Join us Monday! read more

Op-ED: Why Wisconsin Matters

03/04/11 12:41PM

Ed tells the Huffington Post "Why Wisconsin Matters" to middle class Americans in his Op-Ed today.  The attack on education isn't only happening in Wisconsin: New Jersey has the third highest percentage of millionaire residents in America, near 7 percent of the people that live in New Jersey are millionaires. New Jersey millionaires, how many of them are there? Well, there are 212,000 of them. How many teachers? A hundred and twelve thousand. There are more millionaires in New Jersey than teachers, but we're asking the teachers pay for everything. read more



03/03/11 09:22PM

The Green Bay Packers are seeing similar disputes on two fronts as both their league and their state are in turmoil over labor agreements … A decision was supposed to happen tonight, but after 8 hours of deliberation earlier today, negotiations between the NFL and the players’ union over the current CBA now has a 24-hour extension.  If it expires, there could be a year without football.  Should it come to that, the NFLPA says it would decertify – a measure that’s already been approved by the players.The league is asking for 2 more games a year, but the players are concerned with the strain tha read more

Viewer email

03/02/11 06:01PM

We received an enormous amount of feedback on Ed's comments about teachers last night.  One email from a teacher in particular caught our attention that was from a teacher.  Here is an excerpt: Date: March 2, 2011Subject: THANK YOU!!!!!!!... For those "experts" on what makes a teacher I have some advice.  Be prepared to inform a class of 30 ten year old children that their classmate was hit by a car and killed the night before....and then be able to deal with their grief as well as your own. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 3/2/11

03/02/11 05:31PM

These are the stories the staff of “The Ed Show” are keeping an eye on …Today, we’re taking a closer look at what Gov. Walker’s budget means to Wisconsin and the impact it will have on almost everyone there, especially education.  The University of Wisconsin school system alone could be looking at $250 million in cuts over just 2 years.Tea Party on Parade ... the Koch funded “Americans for Prosperity” launches a bus tour in support of Gov. read more