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William Greider is The Nation's national affairs correspondent.
Obama's Big Wake Up Call
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.
Conservative Mogul Buying Up Reporters to Promote His Regressive Agenda
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.
Scheme to Loot Social Security Must Be Stopped Before the Dems Think It's Smart Politics
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.
10 Percent Interest Is Plenty Enough! Why Usury Needs to Stop Now
Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Usury is under scrutiny, thanks to an interfaith alliance that's planning to stage "face-to-face" interactions with bankers and politicians.
Billions More in Easy Money for Wall Street -- Are We Too Ignorant About Finance to Stop It?
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.
7 Big Questions for the Commission Tasked with Getting to the Bottom of the Financial Crisis
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.
Re-Appointed Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Didn't Get Us Out of the Economic Crisis, He Helped Cause It
Posted on: Aug 27, 2009, Source: The Nation
Ben Bernanke doesn't serve the public. He doesn't even see its existence.
Is Obama Squandering Our Best Chance for Better Health Care?
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.
Obama's $80 Billion Deal with Pharma Is a Very Bad Deal for Us
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.
Solid Reformer Picked to Investigate How We Got into the Financial Mess
Posted on: Jul 21, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
In naming Phil Angelides as chair of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Congress has picked an aggressive reformer.
A Dark Hole of Democracy: How the Fed Prints Money Out of Thin Air
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?"
Obama's False Financial Reform Is Nothing But Smooth Talk and Some Fuzzy Plans
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."
Taxing Health Care Will Destroy Democrats
Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: The Nation
Taxing health care will turn working class people against Obama and ruin the Democratic Party.
We're Screwed on Everything From Health Care to the Economy If the Dems Don't Shape Up
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.
Obama's Weird Idea of Auto Industry Rescue: Use Our Money to Build Car Factories Abroad
Posted on: May 10, 2009, Source: The Nation
Can someone explain how outsourcing the auto industry is in our national interest?
The Good Times as We Knew it Aren't Coming Back, So Now What?
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.
Testicular Politics: Obama Is Getting Punked By the Big Dogs of Banking, Does He Have the Balls to Do What's Right?
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?
A Scary Corporate Coup Is Under Way -- We've Got to Stop It
Posted on: Mar 30, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
If Wall Street gets its way, Washington will pass new "reforms" that consolidate power and ratify a corporate state.
Obama's Economic Plan: A Version of the Monopoly Game, But No One Loses
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.
The President Needs to Hear Millions of Second Opinions on His Economic Plans
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?
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