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Sandy Hook, Sandy and the Politics of Learned Helplessness

Marty Kaplan | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Whether it's guns or climate change, poverty or plutocracy, war or water: whatever problem most troubles any of us, I'm convinced that the way forward requires a transformational solution to the power of money and fear to determine our national fate.

Notes for a Manifesto

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The enormity of last week's super-storm is just beginning to sink into political consciousness. Hurricane Sandy should transform what Americans expect from their government, and give the party of government activism new force. As soon as the election is behind us, the country faces a major struggle over what the super-storm portends and requires. But that struggle will be as much within the Democratic Party as between Democrats and the right, because of the deadweight of austerity politics. If the fix is in for a budget deal that precludes government's ability to spend serious money on climate remediation, flood protection, and a shift to a non-carbon economy, the United States of America is just plain screwed. Few presidents get a do over. Let's see whether Obama grasps the challenge and the possibilities.

Chris Christie's Praise For Obama Frustrated Romney Campaign: Report

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Romney insiders told Politico this week that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was Mitt Romney's first choice for the vice president, until he decided Re...

Share Your Jersey Shore Memories

Posted 10.31.2012 | Fifty

President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie toured the destruction caused by superstorm Sandy by helicopter today, taking in the overwhelming devastation ...

Jennifer Bendery

Hurricane Sandy: Obama Visits Red Cross, Warns 'This Storm Is Not Yet Over' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Hurricane Sandy decimated parts of the East Coast, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the Red Cross and deliver...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Cancels Campaign Events, Campaigns Anyway | Elise Foley | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's unseemly to campaign in the midst of an unfolding natural disaster, but the Romney-Ryan camp was ready this week with a solution: D...

Obama Heads To Red Cross In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama headed to the Red Cross on Tuesday. "This storm is not yet over," the president said in...