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Obama's Picks and the Ideology of No Ideology

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

On Friday, columnist David Brooks informed readers that Barack Obama's picks "are not ideological." The incoming president's key economic adviser...

Palin's The Latest Product We've Gobbled Up

Christopher Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Fink

As a new consumer product, Palin's candidacy is like those miraculous new prescription drugs that will cure us of all our troublesome afflictions. The problem is these products are frequently later discovered to prove hazardous to our health.

The War on Labor Day

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elana Levin

Bill O'Reilly talks about "The War on Christmas," and while that concept has been widely lambasted I'm here today to sound a different alarm -- that there is truly a War on Labor Day.

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head: The Triumph of Politics Over Law (Part II)

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Despite the changing winds of politics, the expansion of the voting franchise has been one of our most consistent trends since the birth of the Republic.

Big Business Dominates Small Business Contracting Programs

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

This is a great story, which ran across Associated Press media outlets today regarding the unequal distribution of small business contracts in the Washington D.C. area.

Paying Off Clinton's Debt: Not A Dime For Mark Penn

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Penn has hated everything about the movement for change long before he helped pilot the Clinton presidential campaign to disaster. Now he's teaming up with Karen Hughes in a "bi-partisan" effort.

John McCain's New Populism?

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

McCain can "pledge" to reform Wall Street business practices all he wants, but he hasn't walked the walk in the Senate in past years, nor has his party ever done so.

Another Corporate Gimmick -- Arbitration

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

More and more consumer-oriented contracts have clauses specifying that disputes must go to arbitration rather than our civil justice system. But 98.8% of arbitrations end in favor of the corporations.