Massachusetts's election of a Republican U.S. Senator on Tuesday night should give us pause. It should also give us hope that Americans are not sold on the extreme take-it or leave-it solutions from either political party.
The benefits of the stimulus are manifest, but in their fervor to support an example of good government spending, many overzealous supporters have ceded control over the term "recovery" to, well, economists.
China doesn't consider America first or the remainder of the world first. And that's what the USA must do. We need an industrial policy that makes no apologies for putting America and American workers first.
If we've really survived the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression thanks to government intervention, and if health care reform is so integral to fulfilling the American promise, where is Obama's "New Deal"?
Now that you've submitted a five-point plan to the Jobs Summit (the "official" position of the labor movement), it is time to plan a return-trip to the White House for a less formal session with President Obama.