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It's not the Debt, It's the Distribution

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

The problem is not the lack of consumer spending, or even the deficit. The problem is that a few people have a lot more than they need, so a lot of people have a lot less than they need.

'Band Of Brothers' Author Stephen Ambrose Accused Of Fabricating Material For Eisenhower Biography

The Guardian | Paul Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

His book Band of Brothers - which chronicled the exploits of one company of US airborne troops in second world war Europe - was turned into a highly p...

America Cowed: Are We Too Frightened to Forge Our Future?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

As we remain mired in two costly and endless wars, and emerge from the Great Recession, the timorous have taken control. Our national debt is far lower a burden than it was after World War II, but our deficit in confidence is far higher.

Ghosts of Presidents Past

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

The tone being as polarized as it's been in 150 years or so, I can't help but lament the fact that so many stars of the GOP whom we might look to for wisdom and answers are no longer with us.

Obama Poll Watch -- May, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Obama's presidency wind up charting a similar course as Carter, or will he recover as Reagan did? Only a fool would even contemplate making such a prediction at this point, that's all that really can be said.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone was looking for a healthy bounce in Obama's poll numbers after health reform passed. This bounce has either failed to materialize yet, or is so gradual it likely won't end up being called a "bounce."

Flip Flopping on Obama: Democrats are Wimps

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama was written off as a loser by his own team simply because he could not change 50 years of social inertia in his first year in office.

Obama Should Tear Up Matthew Hoh's Afghan War Resignation Letter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Matthew Hoh told Obama exactly what he needs to hear about Afghanistan: that the war is a failed, flawed, no-win war. That it's a sinkhole for billions of tax dollars and a death trap for US troops.

The Forbes 400 Shows Why Our Nation Is Falling Apart

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Collectively, the Forbes 400 have $1.57 trillion in wealth. It's hard to get your mind around a number like that. So let's imagine that it was available for the public good. What does $1.57 trillion buy?

Moment of Truth In Afghanistan, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Southeast Asia, Africa, FSU

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen C. Rose

In all these situations, violence is active or incipient. In all of them, there is no solution being proposed that promises an end to the prospect of more of the same.

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.

Khamenei Crosses the Rubicon, Becomes the 'Great Satan'

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Abrams

In order to understand the significance of Khamanei's decision, it helps to recall what the United States did in 1953 to earn the moniker of the "Great Satan".

America's Role in Iran's Unrest

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan E. Dowlin

Many conservatives feel the President should speak out more about the Iranian crisis. Let's take a look at that and see where our past meddling has gotten us.

Buchanan Made The GOP a Heavily White Party

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As long as the GOP has its grip on the millions that made and kept the GOP a heavily white party, it's far from dead as a party.

Peter Zumthor: A "Timeless" Architect for our Time?

Frances Anderton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Frances Anderton

Adjaye, still in his early 40s, has built a string of much-praised houses for fine artists, as well as museums, libaries and cultural centers, and will be the design architect.

Time for Tax Hikes

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

Unless we rebuild the economy it will not generate enough money to create the revenue stream to pay our debts. Why are we so resistant to raising taxes?

Corporate Responsibility and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

With its growing impact on socio-economic conditions, business has a role to play in finally bringing the Declaration's principles to their universal realization.

Who Knows What Presidents Will Do?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose Presidents defy categorization by their decisions. Which renders exceedingly silly the idea that it makes a real difference whic...

Virtual Obama, Virtual JFK

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

I urge you to see a new film, Virtual JFK: Vietnam, If Kennedy Had Lived, by Koji Masutani, now at the Film Forum in New York through September 30.