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The Sick Man of the North Atlantic

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Money, observed the witty British thinker Malcolm Muggeridge, is the homogenized form of power. No more money, no more power. The great imperialist ...

What the Failure of the Bailout Package Means to the Presidential Race

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It was the right-wing Republicans who prevented the success of yesterday's publicly unpopular bailout -- and ironically, it will be the fortunes of the right that suffer most as a result. Here's why.

A New Deal, or a New New Deal?

Howard A. Rodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard A. Rodman

If we don't use this crisis as an opportunity, the pigs at the trough certainly will -- as they did after 9/11, and as Paulson and his gravediggers have been doing for the past few weeks.

Joe Klein: McCain's "Puerile Histrionics" On Bailout Only Hurt

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I don't blame John McCain for not rounding up enough Republican votes to get this bailout bill through the House of Representatives--he's not a member...

The Failure of "Because I Say So"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

As an American typically ignorant of the arcane ways of the financial wizards, what was missing for me in the scare talk last week was somebody who could put the danger in concrete terms.

How Politics Trumped Governance

Ron Suskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Suskind

So, how did we get a war inside the Republican party that may leave the economy in shambles? Look to the end of last week, when McCain made his odd Washington cameo.

The McCain Mutiny and Congress Courageous

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

This week Congress did the one thing I never would have expected: the members of Congress lived up to their responsibilities. In both houses, in both parties.

The Middle Class Must Not Be Forced to Bail Out Wall Street Greed

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

This proposal is an unacceptable attempt to force middle income families to pick up the cost of fixing the horrendous economic mess that is the product of the Bush administration's deregulatory fever and Wall Street's insatiable greed.