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Obama's Original Sin: How the President's Failure to Hold Wall Street Accountable Could Cost Him In 2012
Posted on: Jul 4, 2011, Source: New York magazine
What haunts the Obama administration is what still haunts the country: the stunning lack of accountability for the greed that brought on America's catastrophic financial crisis.
If Only the Problem Were Just Arizona's Bigoted Immigration Law, But It's Bigger and Darker Than That
Posted on: May 2, 2010, Source: The New York Times
Arizona's anti-immigrant hysteria is another symptom of a political virus that can’t be quarantined and whose cure is as yet unknown.
Wall Street's Plot to Wreck America Must Be Revealed
Posted on: Jan 10, 2010, Source: The New York Times
We know little about the financial WMDs that destroyed our economy. This week's Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearings must shed light on what happened in the meltdown.
Why Won't Obama Draw a Line in the Sand and Take on the Wall Street Wrecking Crew?
Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: The New York Times
We know Obama has good values, but we don't know if he has convictions.
Obama Can't Afford to Take Right-Wing Lunatics Seriously Anymore
Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: The New York Times
A GOP senator's apologia for far-right fanatics bearing arms at presidential events -- that the government makes them do it! -- cannot stand.
Rachel Maddow: The Growing Threat Posed by Gun-Strapped Right-Wingers at Obama's Townhalls
Posted on: Aug 23, 2009, Source: MSNBC
Rachel Maddow and Frank Rich discuss the use of intimidation as a political tactic.
Sarah Palin Broke the GOP, and Now She Owns It
Posted on: Jul 12, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Palin's is doing well with the anger and resentment crowd, but they are demographically doomed to keep shrinking.
The Bush Era Nightmare Won't End Until Obama Embraces True Transparency
Posted on: May 17, 2009, Source: The New York Times
No matter how hard President Obama tries to turn the page on the previous administration, he can't. Until there is true accountability.
Why the Press Is on Suicide Watch
Posted on: May 12, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Newspapers are a self-destructive retreat from innovation -- what's going to stop them from total collapse?
The Bush White House's Appalling and Evil Legacy: Now We Know the Whole Story
Posted on: Apr 26, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Did we torture to extract bogus "intelligence" from detainees to make the case for Iraq?
We've Got to Leave This Bankrupt Culture Behind
Posted on: Apr 12, 2009, Source: The New York Times
It wasn't just trillions of dollars of wealth that went poof in the bubble. Vital American values have also crumbled and vanished.
Axing CEOS Is Entertaining, But It Doesn't Solve Our Economic Crisis
Posted on: Apr 5, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Obama fired GM CEO Rick Wagoner as symbolic concession to public rage. Let's see some major economic reforms.
Obama Has to Get on Top of This or Else We'll Get on Top of Him
Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Obama and his team can't duck more tough questions, or else they'll deliver us into the catastrophic hands of a Republican opposition.
When Times Go Bad, Americans Don't Turn to the Christian Right -- They Turn to Each Other
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009, Source: The New York Times
This economic crisis spells an exodus for the Christian ayatollahs and the culture wars of the past 40 years.
How Far Down the Economic Hole Are We Headed?
Posted on: Feb 22, 2009, Source: The New York Times
No one knows, of course, but a bigger question may be whether we really want to know.
That Was in Fact a Huge Win for Obama Last Week
Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Obama mowed down the GOP with a stimulus bill victory last week. The biggest mistake he can make now is to be too timid.
Daschle's Demise Is Just the Beginning: Get Ready for a Torrent of Populist Outrage
Posted on: Feb 8, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Americans have had just about enough of watching insiders with the right connections living well off the rest of us.
In the Face of Economic Disaster, Republicans Have No Ideas
Posted on: Feb 1, 2009, Source: The New York Times
Instead of trying to help figure the way out of our economic mess, Republicans are busy trying to get in the good graces of Rush Limbaugh.
The Bush Era Has Been an Eight-Year-Long Madoff-Style Ripoff
Posted on: Jan 11, 2009, Source: The New York Times
It will be easier for us and Obama to push for a bold agenda if we demand accountability for the robbery and theft of the Bush years.
Who Wants to Kick a Millionaire?
Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source: The New York Times
A catastrophic loss of confidence is in the making, as corporate bosses continue to reap taxpayers' billions.
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