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The Inconvenient Truth About Jack Lew

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

I suppose that he can't be much worse than Timothy Geithner, but that should be scant cause for cheer over the news that the president has nominated Jack Lew as Treasury secretary.

Let's Move, Let's Run

David Willey | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to even a simple running "routine." No fancy equipment needed, no teams to make -- just a pair of shoes and some guidance and encouragement.

Taxes and Prosperity

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

It is long past time for the Grand Old Party to develop economic ideas that eschew easy formulas, and instead offer prescriptions for success in the real world.

ReThink Review: Hyde Park on Hudson - Infidelity and Hot Dog Diplomacy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's not a biopic nor is it a dense procedural like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, but instead showcases the politics of perception and interpersonal relationships, contrasted with quieter, more intimate moments away from the media and others.

Unifier in Chief for a New America: The Politics of 2012 and Beyond

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

A Brief History on These United States of DisUnion It was designed to unify. A star for each colony, showing our freedom from Great Britain. The Ame...

Hillary: The Next FDR

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is time to resume discussion about the possibility of a political realignment that would make Democrats the leading national political party for a generation.

The New Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's going to be pain all around in whatever deal is struck. Most Americans are going to be directly impacted in one way or another by whatever bargain is made between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

2013 Looks A Lot Like 1937 In Four Scary Ways

Bloomberg View | Amity Shales | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Will 2013 be 1937? This is the question many analysts are posing as the stock market has dropped after the U.S. election. On Nov. ...

A Stirring Populist Triumph

Mike Lux | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is the most firmly pro-middle class, tough on Wall Street and big business Senate class we've had in a long time, and I couldn't be more excited.

Andrea Stone

Why Bad Generals Don't Get Sacked Anymore | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the country chooses a president Tuesday, a timely new book by a veteran military writer makes the case that it is now easier to sack ...

The Irony Of Romney's Rally At Red Rocks Called Out

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.23.2012 | Denver

Better known for legendary live music, spectacular vistas, clouds of pot smoke and, of course, a beloved Dancing Security Guard, Red Rocks Amphitheatr...

On His Deathbed, WWII Vet Casts Likely Last Ballot... So What's Your Excuse Not To Vote?

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Frank Tanabe always did his duty, even after the federal government sent him and other Japanese-Americans to internment camps in the wake of the attac...

We're Only Halfway Toward Real Freedom

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.19.2012 | New York
Peter A. Georgescu

On a brilliant, bright sunny day in New York City, in the shadow of the United Nations building that Roosevelt worked so hard to create, I was moved by FDR's four freedoms. Four values which set good apart from evil.

You Cannot Buy My Vote

Jill Robinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jill Robinson

What has trapped President Obama, and all of us right now, is fear itself. The fear-driven wails for funds (one of every three emails I get) do not buy the votes we require.

The New "New Normal": Saving Yourself From the Cliff

Ira Chernus | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Ira Chernus

As we head toward a domestic apocalypse, there's not much the government can do about it. The politicians will try their best to manage this "new normal." But they are so hopelessly tangled in their internal contradictions, we can't count on them for anything.

Let's Start Calling It What It Really Was: A Mega-Recession

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
John Blumenthal

If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan think there is an easy fix for this mess, they are mistaken. These are uncharted waters.

Four Freedoms Finally Opens as a Coda to Second Presidential Debate

Paul Gunther | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Regardless of what Tuesday's debate results herald in its instantaneous wake, all Americans and those who admire us should take stock the morning after to recall the essential principles that have animated our nation's abiding purpose as the four freedoms at last summarize with lapidary precision.

Mitt Romney: The Empty Suit Clueless About the Empty Chair

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on October 10, 2012, that's impossible.

Can Obama Channel His Inner FDR?

Jane White | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Jane White

We've got a malfunctioning economy, gigantic deficits, madness in the Middle East, and political communication is now defined by attack ads instead of conversations. We desperately need leadership.

How to Reduce Our Big Fat Deficit? Romney's Austerity Diet vs. Obama's New Deal 2.0 Work Out

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

When Americans vote this November we are choosing between two plans to get America back in shape: a safe and proven 'work out' plan or an extreme diet that could leave the 1 percent fat while the rest of us starve.

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Romney's 47 Percent Remarks Reflect the Mentality FDR Fought Against

David Woolner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
David Woolner

Seventy years ago, in the midst of an even worse economic crisis, Franklin Roosevelt faced a number of critics who characterized the world in a manner that was quite similar to Governor Romney's.

What Lasting Change Requires: The Hard Truth About Hard Work in the President's Speech

Benj Hewitt | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Benj Hewitt

In our hurry-up, fix-it-NOW society, we expect problems to be solved and solved quickly. We forget the crucial lessons of past battles: Change takes time, and changes takes persistent work. And then more time and more work.

Labor Day Message: How a Shortened Workweek Could Create Jobs and Stimulate the Economy

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Too often we overlook Labor Day's original purpose -- to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers, and to remember the extraordinary sacrifices made by union members in their fight for the weekend, paid vacation, sick time and the 40-hour workweek.

A Fork in the Road: Prosperity or Depression

Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

What on earth does that history tells us now? More than most people might realize, even though the situation is reversed and there are a number of other differences.