Stories by William Greider

William Greider is The Nation's national affairs correspondent.  subscribe to William Greider's feed

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: The Nation

The Dems' loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed. Now it's time for him to change.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: The Nation

Pete Peterson, the Wall Street billionaire who wants to loot Social Security, has created a "news network" hooked up to the Washington Post.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: The Nation

Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson has invented his own "news network" to promote his right-wing rants, and the Washington Post is lending its name to his cause.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source:

Usury is under scrutiny, thanks to an interfaith alliance that's planning to stage "face-to-face" interactions with bankers and politicians.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: The Nation

A permanent security blanket for big boys of finance will further inflame public opinion. Only the public isn't likely to know.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2009, Source: The Nation

Asking deeper questions about the true sources of the calamity is a first step toward developing authentic answers to the nation's predicament.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2009, Source: The Nation

Ben Bernanke doesn't serve the public. He doesn't even see its existence.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2009, Source: The Nation

After a brilliant beginning, Obama seems to be abandoning his principles on health care by hedging on a public option.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2009, Source: The Nation

The White House has cut a deal with Big Pharma that smells like the same old rotten politics that candidate Obama regularly denounced.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2009, Source:

In naming Phil Angelides as chair of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Congress has picked an aggressive reformer.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2009, Source: The Nation

Pelosi: "We wake up one morning and AIG was receiving $80 billion from the Fed. So of course we're saying, 'Where is this money coming from?"

Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: The Nation

Missing in the Obama plan are hard rules -- the classic quality of laws that command behavior by prescribing "thou shalt" or 'thou shalt not."

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: The Nation

Taxing health care will turn working class people against Obama and ruin the Democratic Party.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2009, Source: The Nation

The Dems aid and protect their free-roaming entrepreneurial politicians and don't punish those who undermine the party's larger promises.

Posted on: May 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

Can someone explain how outsourcing the auto industry is in our national interest?

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: The Nation

Our enormous wealth and power are in decline -- yet we have a chance to fill the emptiness in our lives and give them meaning.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

What we are witnessing is a high-stakes melodrama of glandular politics. Will Obama roll over or fight back?

Posted on: Mar 30, 2009, Source:

If Wall Street gets its way, Washington will pass new "reforms" that consolidate power and ratify a corporate state.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: The Nation

It's very much like the regular Monopoly game -- only better -- because this one uses real money, provided courtesy of the taxpayers.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: The Washington Post

Obama is trapped between the governing elites who decide things and the people who are governed. Which side is he on?