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Bush's Pure Genius Moves: 9/11, Gunfights, Cheney, the Economy, and More

Bill Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Allen

In a brilliant move, President Bush found almost the only way possible to make people forget the tenure of John Ashcroft: naming Albert Gonzalez his successor.

Leadership, Strategy, and Experts. More lessons for Obama.

John O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Neil

The nation must boldly rebuild to avoid the perils of a dangerously gyrating world where yesterday's swaggering certainty is tomorrow's worn out wisdom.

America's Choice: Destruction or Construction

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

America is suffering. She is, however, afflicted with an avoidable condition she brought on herself, like a hangover. Only this one's interminable and internationally contagious.

Today Is Human Rights Day

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Living consciously and mindfully of the potential for cradle-to-cradle living and sustainability is empowering enough to make tiny but impactful different choices in our purchases.

End the Recession! Now!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Today Fortune editor Geoff Colvin looks at four potential repositories for blame in our ongoing saga of doom. They're a credible group of whipping boys, from Greenspan to Clinton to the collapse of regulation.

John "Nuke Bailout" Bryson Must Not Be Secretary of Energy

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Long gone from Southern California Edison, John Bryson's ascent to head the Department of Energy would send a disastrous signal to those who are committed to a post fossil/nuclear future.

Did God Do It? Blaming The Crisis On The Divine

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Donal Trump Blames Crisis on Divine Intervention: As the Job Losses Mount, the Government's Bailout Flouders/Fails It has taken a while for the stars...

Bush's Interview wtih Charlie Gibson Marks the Start of His Effort to Revise History

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The colossal failures of the Bush administration should be what is remembered about Bush's eight years in office, not some feeble attempt to show what a principled guy he was.

How to Regulate Business So We Can Trust It

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles H. Green

Regulation is a social substitute for trust. That's not a moral statement, just a factual one. Here are a few social policy rules of thumb for thinking about the relationship between trust and regulation.

The Response to the Economic Crisis

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jay Mandle

The vast amounts of money that are being inefficiently spent today mean that it will be difficult to find the funds to use on the urgent needs of tomorrow.

Where is the Economic Team of Rivals?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It appears there is at least one area of his fledgling administration that is not open to discussion or debate -- the economy.

A "S.A.D." Lifestyle

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Obama keeps reminding us that we need to prepare ourselves for making sacrifices in order to correct the excesses of the past. This applies as much to our diet as much as it does to the economy.

A Congressional Ultimatum for CEOs

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

This morning, Senator Chris Dodd warned that Congress might take a step that would send shivers down the spines of every CEO: federal caps on executive pay.

My Election Eve Hopes: Closing the Book on Bush's Regulatory Legacy, Redefining "the Center"

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

If tomorrow's results follow the polls, the United States will have an extraordinary opportunity simultaneously to close the book on what is probably ...

McCain's Education Plan is Scary as Hell

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Reforming America's inadequate public school system--a crucial priority for our country's future-- should not be undertaken with a failed ideology. Th...

Insurers Lining Up for that Bailout Pie

Deborah Senn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Senn

The insurers, having heard that Hank Paulson at Treasury is writing huge checks to bailout troubled banks, are pushing for government to help them get over their financial problems too.

Regulating the Deadwood on Wall Street

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marco Trbovich

Greenspan's testimony is more likely to prove a momentary mea culpa than a harbinger of any real reform.

Financial Crisis: 60 Minutes Revives Investigative Journalism

Stephen H. Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen H. Baum

Even on subjects as hot as the financial crisis, much of the "news" and comment we see on TV lacks real critical thinking. 60 Minutes has revived investigative journalism. More please.

When It Comes to Slicing the American Pie, McCain Serves Only the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

McCain and Palin are running around the country pretending the GOP ticket represents the best interests of the working class and small business owners. It's all false rhetoric and no real action.

The Battle for Obama's Economic Soul

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The battle for Barack Obama's economic soul is on in earnest, and it has nothing to do with the "European socialism" that John McCain attempted to use as an epithet against him.

McCain-Palin's Phony Love Affair With Main Street

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jack Rothman

The Republicans have always opposed regulation of business that protects the "little people" against greed-ridden and corrupt practices of insatiable corporate elites.

Passengers Suffer as Airlines Circle the Drain

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Goldstein

At 9:30 AM, about an hour into our flight to Philadelphia, our plane abruptly veered back toward Seattle. There was no terrorist threat, no elderly p...

Paint McCain a Red-Baiter

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The "small government" Bush and Republican Congress increased spending, thus replacing the budget surplus bequeathed them with deficits.

The Constitution as a Regulatory System: Inaugurating a New President

Sanford Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford Levinson

It would be wonderful if our current willingness to raise basic questions about our broken regulatory system extended to questioning the very heart of that system, the Constitution.

Wall Street Bailout Won't Do Much to Help Ailing Economy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

The worst part about the bailout is that some politicians will say we can't afford the necessary stimulus because we just added $700 billion to the national debt.