Stories by Ian Welsh

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Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: Open Left

Democratic party elected leaders are members of an elite. They believe what the elites believe, and they live within a world whose boundaries are formed by those beliefs.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2009, Source: Open Left

Loyalty. It's a two way street. And neither the White House, nor Congress, have shown any.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: Open Left

All the Obama administration has done is put the economy on life support then wander away.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

I can't say that passing the stimulus bill will prevent a Depression, I can say that the more it's watered down, the more likely a Depression is.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

My first reaction upon hearing that Daschle had dropped out as HHS nominee: relief.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

I'm sure he will do as good a job for Obama as he did for Bush, Bernanke and Paulson.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

I hope she'll be able to do some good in repairing America's damaged reputation, and the source of that damaged reputation, America's foreign policy.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

What could Obama have proposed instead of tax cuts? Some very quick examples.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

"The government ordered the strikes on Hamas only after it saw no other way to stop rocket attacks on its southern towns ... "

Posted on: Dec 12, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

When will Americans decide they've had enough and start rioting?

Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Bank of America could have kept Republic Windows open if they hadn't been distracted buying up their competitors.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is groping his way in the dark; here are some requirements for a successful program.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The American doctrine that it's ok to bomb other countries if you invoke the word "terrorism" is a very dangerous one.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

What this means is simple enough, a continued draw down in Iraq and a surge in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

There is no technical support below 8K, so where it ends now is not known.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

We cannot just ignore Bush's crimes and incompetence because Obama got elected.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

So scary ... and so sad.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Obama tears up the joint at the Al Smith charity dinner in NYC.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Tonight's winner is clear.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Yup -- that's the effect.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2007, Source: Firedoglake

As many have noted, the last time the US saw widespread housing price declines was the Great Depression.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Ian Welsh: Alan Greenspan's new book says nasty things about Bush, but that doesn't mean he's redeemed himself.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Ian Welsh: The entire network of laws and institutions created during the Progressive era would be swept away if Ron Paul's plans were to go through.