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Water the Roots
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 January 2009
The debate on how we get out of this mess has begun in earnest. The $825 billion plan introduced in the House is a good beginning. It makes a down payment on investments vital to our future--in new ... read more >>
Dr. King's Dream
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 January 2009
The tears flow down the faces of people of good will across the country today, as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States. The dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, whose birthday we ... read more >>
Just Economics
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Next Monday, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday and then, on Tuesday, Barack Obama will be sworn in as president of the United States. His first - and overwhelming - task will be to ... read more >>
The Fierce Urgency of Now
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 January 2009
This economy is in free fall. Workers are losing jobs. Families are losing homes. Manufacturing is plummeting; exports declining; housing collapsing; construction on hold; state and local budgets slashed; ... read more >>
Who Will Speak For America's Poor?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 January 2009
When the economy catches a cold, the poor suffer pneumonia. When the economy catches pneumonia, as this one has, poor people are reduced to emergency conditions. Across America, poverty is rising. ... read more >>
Prince of Peace, Not Push for Presents
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 December 2008
Unemployment is rising. Many families are tightening their belts. This year, we're told, may be one of the worst Christmas holidays for retail stores in decades. But economic distress doesn't ... read more >>
At a Crossroad on the Economy
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 December 2008
When Republicans blocked the bridge loan sought by the auto companies last week, they opened up basic questions about what kind of America will emerge from the current crisis. The severity of the downturn ... read more >>
Congress on the Auto Companies: A Class Act
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 December 2008
General Motors and Chrysler verge on bankruptcy. Literally millions of jobs across America - auto workers, parts makers, dealers, suppliers - are at risk. Bankruptcy would be a body blow to an economy ... read more >>
The Least of These
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 04 December 2008
We got trouble. Unemployment is rising. Factories are closing. Construction is shutting down. Stores are laying off folks at the height of the holiday season. Food kitchens are overwhelmed. No one ... read more >>
Crunch Time
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 November 2008
In tight basketball games, there comes a point towards the end of the game when all is decided. A decisive play, confidence soars on one team and wanes on the other, momentum swings. In crunch time, ... read more >>
Obama to Make No Small Plans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 20 November 2008
The beltway poison began almost before the dancing stopped early Wednesday morning. Obama has to be "cautious." This is still a "center-right nation," wrote Bill Kristol. "The ... read more >>
Make No Small Plans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 November 2008
The beltway poison began almost before the dancing stopped early Wednesday morning. Obama has to be "cautious." This is still a "center-right nation," wrote Bill Kristol. "The ... read more >>
The First and the Last 100 Days
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 November 2008
The air crackles with anticipation. Fingers are crossed. It gets hard to breathe. Hope, for so long locked in a closet, begins pounding on the door. And throwing fortune to the wind, many are already ... read more >>
Vital Signs, Obama's Powerful Assets
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Who can do this job? As Barack Obama verges on an historic victory next week, it is clear he will inherit the desert: Costly and endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A global economic downturn. A ... read more >>
Sea Change Challenge
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Campaigns are--as everyone knows--not the time for a high blown policy debate. The increasingly dishonorable McCain campaign is classic in this regard--with much of its advertising devoted to diversionary ... read more >>
A Stark Choice on Health Care
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 16 October 2008
John McCain will tax your health care. Sounds perverse, doesn't it? He's calling for treating employer-based health care as part of income--a tax increase of $2,000 to $3,000 per family. Of ... read more >>
The Grip of Bad Ideas
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 October 2008
The collapse of leading Wall Street firms. $1 trillion lost in the stock market in one day. $2 trillion lost in housing values. Congress hands the Treasury Secretary $700 billion in a panicked vote ... read more >>
The Roosevelt Moment
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 02 October 2008
AIG, Lehman, Washington Mutual, Bear Sterns, Merrill Lynch, Wachovia - it keeps getting worse. Stocks tank as Congress struggles to pass the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street. But whether it passes ... read more >>
Bail Out on this Bailout
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 September 2008
Are we witnessing the death of the republic? Sound hysterical? Look at how Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson proposes to govern the $700 billion--some $2,000 for every man, woman and child in America--that ... read more >>
A Question About Our Future
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 September 2008
Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac--the financial crisis keeps deepening. The stock market is taking a hit. But keep your eye on the real economy--where people go to work and earn ... read more >>
Reflections on September 11
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 September 2008
September 11th, seven years later. It is an anniversary that we should mark with prayer, with lowered voices and sober reflection. September 11th was the most serious attack on America since Pearl Harbor. ... read more >>
The Obama Movement
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 28 August 2008
On Thursday night, 45 years to the day from the historic March on Washington, Barack Obama will receive the Democratic nomination for the presidency. “Judge me by the content of my character, ... read more >>
Bearing Witness
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 14 August 2008
The Russian Bear has shown its teeth. The armed invasion of Georgia is a direct challenge to international law and the international community. The invasion came in response to a provocative Georgian ... read more >>
Where is the Outrage?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 August 2008
The collapse of housing prices continues. Defaults on mortgages continue to rise; foreclosures are now occurring at the rate of 3 million homes a year and rising. Housing experts suggest that US home prices ... read more >>
The Supreme Court Can’t Shoot Straight
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 03 July 2008
More people will die from gunshots because of the decision of five right-wing Supreme Court Justices to overturn the District of Columbia law governing handgun possession in the District. To reach their ... read more >>



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