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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2009, Source: MSNBC

Rachel Maddow and Frank Rich discuss the use of intimidation as a political tactic.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2008, Source: The New York Times

The media haven't asked the tough questions they should about Obama's superstar cabinet.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2008, Source: The New York Times

Sarah Palin is the only hope for saving a ticket headed by a warrior who is out of juice and out of ideas. It seems she knows this only too well.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2008, Source: The New York Times

Why would a man who forever advertises his own honor toy so selfishly with our national interest in a time of crisis?

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: The New York Times

R.I.P., 'Change We Can Believe in.' The fierce urgency of the 21st century demands Change Before It's Too Late.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2008, Source: The New York Times

History was on the march well before Mr. Obama boarded his plane, and his trip was perfectly timed to reap the whirlwind.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: The New York Times

If voters got a fair presentation of John McCain's economic plan, the idea of him winning the White House would cause mass panic.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2008, Source: The New York Times

Top Bush hands are starting to get sweaty about where they left their fingerprints on U.S. torture policies.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2008, Source: The New York Times

Women favor Obama by 19 points, and the GOP is splintered over McCain. But we don't hear that narrative because it doesn't get the ratings.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2008, Source: The New York Times

The general election is an epic showdown between two wildly different visions of the country.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2008, Source: The New York Times

As the McClellan circus shows, unexpected bombshells about White House Iraq lies will keep McCain pushed back for months to come.

Posted on: May 4, 2008, Source: The New York Times

If the hypocrisy whipped up over Jeremiah Wright proves anything, it's that this nation's candid conversation on race has yet to begin.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2008, Source: The New York Times

Democratic infighting might seem bad, but McCain is trying to succeed the most despised president in his own 71-year lifetime.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: The New York Times

Most Americans don't want to hear, see or feel anything about Iraq, whether they support the war or oppose it.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2008, Source: The New York Times

The lack of strategy for her campaign after Super Tuesday belies her belief that this was supposed to be a coronation.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2007, Source: The New York Times

Judith Regan knows a lot about Rudy Giuliani, his associate Bernie Kerik, and Rupert Murdoch's media empire -- will she spill the beans?

Posted on: Oct 14, 2007, Source: The New York Times

"Bush lies" doesn’t cut it anymore. It’s time to confront the darker reality that we are lying to ourselves.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2007, Source: The New York Times

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's woe-is-me booktour peddles persecution from the same "left-wing zealots" who attacked his confirmation hearings 16 years ago.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2007, Source: The New York Times

The president, firm in his resolve against "al Qaeda in Iraq," heads toward another August break in Crawford with another year of failure and cynical employment of terrorist threats under his belt.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2007, Source: The New York Times

The White House has done everything possible to create the appearance that Gen. David Petraeus has all the responsibility for the occupation of Iraq -- but it's really an attempt to shield Bush from the failure in Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2007, Source: The New York Times

The indiscretions of former GOP "family values" poster boy Sen. David Vitter are the latest examples of Republican sexual and moral hypocrisy stretching from Congress to the presidential campaigns.