David Callahan

David Callahan is a co-founder of Demos and now edits the Demos blog PolicyShop.net. David is the author of eight books and his many articles have been published in such places as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 2:18pm
Media is Another Form of Money in Politics. How Do We Control This Kind of Spending?
Let's say that we could wave a magic wand and get rid of all private spending on elections and campaign activity tomorrow.
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Friday, December 20, 2013 - 8:55am
Yes, Making the Rich Poorer Would Make Everyone Else Richer
Conservatives like to argue that curbing the outsized wealth of the top 1 percent wouldn't do anything to increase economic mobility or reduce inequality.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:22pm
Why Big Pharma Won't Stop Breaking the Law
Did you hear that America's biggest drugmaker just agreed to one of the largest criminal and civil settlements in U.S. history?
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 2:17pm
The Most Important Labor Strike in the World Is Happening Right Now
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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 7:01am
Six Reasons Another Financial Crisis Is Inevitable
Five years after the fall of Lehman Brothers and the worst financial crisis since 1929, one thing seems certain: another meltdown of the financial system seems inevitable. Why? Because we still haven't fixed many of the problems that led to the last crisis. Here are six reasons another financial disaster is so likely:
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:28pm
Why Lobbyists Win. The Case of Dodd-Frank
Imagine that you're trying to make an extremely complicated decision. You want to understand the facts and do the right thing. At one ear, you have someone -- perhaps a former colleague -- who whispers you highly detailed advice six times a day, cajoling and pleading. At the other ear, is someone who whispers you advice only once or twice a week. Who are you more likely to listen to?
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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 4:06pm
Why Liberals Need Radicals
The Nation has an interesting cover story this week by a young radical named Bhaskar Sunkara, an editor at In These Times and a founder of Jacobin, a new neo-Marxist magazine.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 2:23pm
Why Does Obama Want to Spend $8 Trillion on Defense in the Next Decade?
Washington is in a fiscal panic, yet surprisingly few people are asking an obvious question: Why in the world is the Obama Administration proposing to spend $8 trillion on security over the next decade?
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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:19pm
Will We Ever Close the Jobs Gap?
The July jobs report this morning was better than expected, but still bad news. The unemployment rate remains unchanged and the economy is barely treading water. The U.S. would need to create 5 million jobs just to get back to 2007 levels -- yet, of course, millions of young people have since graduated school and entered the workforce (or want to, anyway).
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