On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil
The debate over taxes is and has always been a proxy for one about racial inequity. And we’ve never been able to admit it.
Inequality Is Our Economy's Core Problem--That's Why Taxes Matter
Closing the income and wealth gaps isn’t an ideal, as the president suggests. It’s the whole point.
Obama's Bizarre, Offensive Effort to Equate Tax Cuts and Abolition
Slavery was not a great example of a compromise Mr. President.
Landrieu: Tax Cut Deal Steals from Poor, Black Families for Rich
Progressive economists give it a meh.
It's Not About Tax Cuts. Obama Must Stand in Defense of Government
ColorLines Editor Kai Wright says the president can fight now, or we can all lose later.
Yet Another Jobs Idea Fails in the Senate
Senate Democrats can’t even pass a relatively conservative bill to stop outsourcing.
Explaining the Democrats' Payroll Tax Holiday
It’ll probably create more votes than it will jobs, but it’s a start.
Raising Taxes on Poor Moms while Giving the Rich a Break
While much of the media has focused on the debate over extending Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, some other tax relief for the less-than-wealthy hardly gets a second glance.