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The Truman Show Economy (With a Nod to Philip K. Dick)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Truman Show was the 1998 movie in which Jim Carrey slowly realizes that his entire life is a televised illusion. Welcome to The Truman Show economy. Much of what we hear nowadays hides a grim reality -- not just from our leaders, but from us.

Should There Be a "Sell By" Date for Presidential JOBS Responsibility?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

There is no legitimate basis for concluding that Obama has failed American workers. Bush and changes in the global economy did that. These indisputable facts point to the vital question of when a president should be held responsible for job destruction and creation.

Roy Sekoff On 'Ed Show' Slams Jeb Bush For Slamming Obama For Slamming His Brother (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Tuesday to chide Jeb Bush for attempting to tar President Obama with blame for the country...

Finally, a President Who Works for Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Obama is seeking leadership in a crucial area -- he wants factories and workers in the U.S. to make the parts -- not just import them.

"The Bush Recession" -- Let's Call it What It Is

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

We must talk about the difficult, complex, long-term efforts we'll need to all engage in order to reverse the toxic economic environment created by the "Bush Recession."

Democrats Need to Frame the Stimulus Better

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama has proposed a tax cut on payroll taxes. Republicans are against it, and even have taken to calling it "welfare." Excuse me? Welfare? Tax cuts are now welfare in Republicanland?

The Daily Szep -- Rewriting History -- The Bush Memoirs

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Szep

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Our National Sue Simmons Moment

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

I am a liberal, and damn it, I want the government to act. I'm not opposed to a huge, sweeping bill, but the way this went down on Monday was bullshit.

Bush On The Environment: Top 5 Stupidest Things Said Yesterday

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

Although it's great to see Bush take on our nations concerns, I must call out five dumb things he said Tuesday. Most notably, "The president doesn't have a magic wand. You can't just say: 'Low gas!'"

A Tale Of Two Economies: Bush, Bernanke Differ On Where US Is Heading

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On the same day, President Bush and Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke gave two very different assessments of where the US economy is going. Bush was ...

Bush: Troubled financial system is basically sound

AP | TERENCE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday the nation's troubled financial system is "basically sound" and urged lawmakers to quickly enact legisl...

3 Out Of 4 Americans Say Bush Is To Blame For Bad Economy: Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Three out of four Americans, including large numbers of Republicans, blame President Bush's economic policies for making the country worse off during ...

Bush Says US Not Headed Into a Recession

AP | TERENCE HUNT and JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Bush said Thursday the country is not recession-bound and, despite expressing concern about slowing economic growth, reje...