Seriously, Sarah?

I know this seems like low hanging fruit. But Sarah Palin is back, and along with her mindless blather has returned the chorus of “do not under estimate Palin” and/or […]
Terrance Heath
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Bernanke Breaks the Law. His Own.

Thursday December 3 is the date of both the President’s Jobs Summit and the reconfirmation hearing of Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke. We should seize the opportunity to examine the […]
Eric Lotke
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Signals Obama Could/Should Send?

Symbolism is very powerful, and great Presidents use it to set the tone of their Presidency. It is the “Bully Pulpit” because Presidents tell the people “this is the way […]

The Independence of the Fed

Reps. Ron Paul and Alan Grayson are trying to get the Federal Reserve audited. Last week the House Financial Services Committee passed an amendment to their financial regulatory reform bill […]

Obama Sets The Bar For Copenhagen Success

President Obama announced today that he will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, raising the stakes for himself and all participating nations. The initial goal for Copenhagen […]
Bill Scher
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Banksters Renew Their Extortion Threat

The banking industry renewed its extortion threat against Congress today: If you create an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency that is not beholden to the banking industry, we’ll make American […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Pelosi: No Deficit Reduction Without Job Creation

On a conference call today with economists who blog and folks who blog on the economy, Speaker Pelosi sought to bridge the gap between progressive proponents of public investment to […]
Bill Scher
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H1N1 & My Famiy

We’d talked about it earlier in the week, but hadn’t really made a definite decision to go. Then, Sunday morning I came downstairs to find this Washington Post story on […]
Terrance Heath
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China: Smart Intern, Stupid Question

A really smart student intern I’ve had the privilege of working with (Jonathan Flack, GWU 2010) asked a really stupid question. “Why,” he asked, “Do we give China everything it […]
Eric Lotke
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China is Unhappy with Spy Label

The Associated Press reports that China has criticized last week’s U.S.-China Commission (USCC) report for asserting that Chinese spies are aggressively stealing U.S. secrets. Beijing warns that the report is […]
Steven Capozzola
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The Insincerity Of The Public Option Haters

When Sen. Joe Lieberman first announced he would filibuster any health care bill with a public option, I noted that he lied, falsely calling the public option an “entitlement program” […]
Bill Scher
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The LiberalOasis Radio Show: Copenhagen Preview

Today, President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, with the Copenhagen climate summit two weeks away and their two nations very far apart on any climate agreement. Any […]
Bill Scher
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The Week in Blog: Conservatives v. CBO

During this week’s edition of The Week In Blog on Bloggingheads.tv, Matt Lewis and I discussed blog reaction to the unveiling of the Senate’s health care reform legislation, and how […]
Bill Scher
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Easy Choices

The first time I heard it, I did a double-take, because I thought I heard it wrong. The second time I heard it, I rolled my eyes. The third time […]
Terrance Heath
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Watchdogs And Lapdogs On Financial Reform

There was a major victory for accountability this week in the financial reform fight, but there was also a demonstration that when it comes to protecting the profits of bankers […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs — Finally

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gets it. No wonder she drives the wingnuts batty. With the Senate befuddled by the antics of Joe Lieberman and Max Baucus on health care and […]
Robert Borosage
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Labor Exec Shows How To Demolish Banking Industry Facade

The banking lobby, as corporate lobbies are wont to do, can build a wonderful Potemkin village of consumer delights, where a defanged government beholden to business interests smiles as unfettered […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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An American in Paris, and Beijing, and London…

During a series of trips through Europe and Asia that I completed last week, I was reminded that the Americans with Disabilities Act really is the Americans with Disabilities Act, […]
Alan Jenkins
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Conservative’s Race to Oblivion, Pt. 2 of 3

Michelle Bachman’s “Superbowl of Freedom” (or “Bachmannalia”) was not the first protest with such attention grabbing signage, but merely the latest. September saw Glenn Beck’s 9/12 marchers descend upon Washington. […]
Terrance Heath
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Back To Our Old Ways On Trade?

This just in from Reuters: U.S. trade deficit widened in September. The U.S. trade deficit widened in September by an unexpectedly large 18.2 percent, the most in more than 10 […]
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