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Ian Welsh is the Managing Editor of Firedoglake.
Why Democrats Run from Real Change
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.
ACORN Broke No Laws - Dems Still Threw Them Under the Bus
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.
Why This Economic "Recovery" Will Be the Worst of Your Lifetime
Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: Open Left
All the Obama administration has done is put the economy on life support then wander away.
It's Time to Hit the Phones to Stop the Econopocalypse
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.
Why I'm Not Broken Up About Daschle
Posted on: Feb 4, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
My first reaction upon hearing that Daschle had dropped out as HHS nominee: relief.
Geithner Becomes Treasury Secretary
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.
Hillary Clinton Confirmed As Secretary Of State
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.
What a Better Stimulus Bill Would Look Like
Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
What could Obama have proposed instead of tax cuts? Some very quick examples.
The Attacks on Gaza: Orwell in Israel
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 ... "
Riots Spread in Europe: How Long Till They Break Out in the U.S.?
Posted on: Dec 12, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
When will Americans decide they've had enough and start rioting?
How Fumbling the Bailout Led to the Chicago Sit In
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.
7 Ways the Fed Could Bail Out Struggling Homeowners
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.
India's Wondering, 'If the U.S. Can Bomb Pakistan, Why Can't We?'
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.
Bush's Gates Will Stay as Obama's Defense Secretary: Looks Like More War in Afghanistan
Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
What this means is simple enough, a continued draw down in Iraq and a surge in Afghanistan.
Econ-ocalypse: Dow Drops Below 7,600, No Deal Reached on Auto Bailout
Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
There is no technical support below 8K, so where it ends now is not known.
Now Is No Time to Sing Kumbaya: We Must Hold the Bush Regime Accountable
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
We cannot just ignore Bush's crimes and incompetence because Obama got elected.
Why Won't the Federal Reserve Say Who They Gave $2 Trillion To?
Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans.
Neo-Nazis' Plan to Assassinate Obama Disrupted
Posted on: Oct 27, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
So scary ... and so sad.
Obama Brings the Funny: '(Housing) Crisis Has Been 8 Times Harder on John McCain'
Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
Obama tears up the joint at the Al Smith charity dinner in NYC.
Obama Coolly Dispatches Punch-Drunk McCain
Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
Tonight's winner is clear.
Repubs Vote for High Gas Prices, More Illegal Immigration and Against "the Troops"
Posted on: Jul 28, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
Yup -- that's the effect.
Crucified By Your House
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.
Greenspan Slams Bush's Fiscal Policy, Several Years Too Late
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.
Ron Paul Wants to Repeal the 20th Century
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.
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