THE BLOG
08/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Left, Right & Center: Wall St. Bonuses, Health Care Deal, China and the Beer Summit

Andrew Cuomo discovered that $33 billion in bonuses were paid by Wall Street firms during the height of the meltdown and the public bailout. Where's the outrage? The real economy vs. mainstream media's good-news reportage... what about that 1.86 trillion dollar deficit?

Has Henry Waxman really gotten the Blue Dog Dems on board with a health care reform plan? Arianna says it's not reform without a public plan; Matt says that insurance exchanges can move group coverage to a place beyond employer-provided insurance; while Tony explains what French strategic thinking is - and likens it to Obama's tactics in fighting this battle badly.

China lectured the US about its debt; communist capitalism appears to be growing at 7 or 8% while our GDP "only dropped" by 1 percent...

And was it race or class conflict? What kind of teachable moment can we get out of the beer summit at the White House between the President, the Professor and the Policeman?