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Arthur Delaney

Dem Congressman: 'Republican Grinches' Could Ruin Christmas For Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless faces an uncertain path through Congress, which will have just two weeks when it reconvenes on Nov. 1...

Neo-Zionism -- Israel's True Threat

Dana Eyal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Eyal

Unlike any Jew in the world, regardless of their human quality, that can set foot in Israel and welcomed with bells and whistles, kids who were brought to life here are being deported because they are not, simply put, Jews.

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...

Jobs, Trade, and Mercantilism - Part II - Dealing With Reality

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

We do not live in a world of textbook free trade. We live in a world where our trading partner China has chosen mercantilism and is using the full powers of its government to advance its industries in ways that destroy ours.

Jobs, Trade, and Mercantilism - Part I - Facing Reality

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

The future of our country is endangered by massive trade deficits that are destroying industries and destroying jobs. Yet balancing trade is not on our government's agenda.

Building a New American Agenda

Rep. Jason Chaffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Americans looking for change in Washington have been sadly shortchanged. The current agenda in Washington does not reflect the agenda of the American people.

Obama's Domestic Policy: Good but not Good Enough

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

Obama can learn how to strengthen his domestic policy by following Johnson's example, taking a lead on racial inequality and an Economic Opportunity Act of 2010 that invests in working-class America.

President Slumdog

Adam Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

To best see Obama's future, read his past.

Joe Klein: Obama Needs To Get Tougher On Domestic Agenda

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has been President for six months now, and we are beginning to learn a few things about how he does business. The most surprising of thes...

Jason Linkins

Public Registers Stronger Support For White House Foreign Policy Than Domestic | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Greg Sargent takes stock in another round of opinion polling and discovers that the public, in general, is more approving of the Obama administration'...

America's Essential Political Insanity

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Welsh

In America, you can get away with being nuts as long as enough people are benefiting from you being insane.

The Shout Heard Round the World: Obama as Global Leader

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derek Shearer

Obama is the American President, but he is, in many respects, also the world's President. What he does will matter to young and old across the globe. The world, like America, is waiting for him to lead.

Palin Brings Laughter To The Masses

Liz Umlas and Rachel Eliana Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liz Umlas and Rachel Eliana Berman

Liz Umlas has joined forces with her daughter Rachel to entertain OffTheBus readers with their political cartoons. Rachel supplies the artistic skills, and Liz brings the political ideas.

First Presidential Debate Shortchanges The World

Susan Morgan and Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Morgan and Jirair Ratevosian

Sorry, world. Now that the United States has its own economic crisis, we're apparently too busy to discuss issues like genocide, global poverty, AIDS and the vast array of problems that affect the majority of the global community.

More Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her performance was so strong and so well focused that it would be foolish not to immediately send her out on the campaign trail and/or to as many television interviews as she can squeeze into her schedule.