Imagining the horrors that could arise due to Obama's terrible cabinet choices. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Websit...
On Friday, President Obama, a onetime organizer, had more words to say about unions, and they were the kind of explicit endorsement that we literally haven't heard from a president since FDR's day.
People in high places ought to pay their taxes, to set an example for the rest of us. Especially the Treasury Secretary, who oversees the IRS.
Once the employer realizes his/her employees are willing to stand up for better pay, more affordable healthcare, and better working conditions by forming a union, they begin to fight.
Most industries are adapting and evolving during these uncertain times, but the arts have been in flux for years and years, long preceding Bush and Wall Street's dismantling.
Whether it is big oil, big coal, big natural gas or big auto -- the forces behind our unsustainable hydrocarbon economy are willing to do or say absolutely anything to maintain the status quo.
Technology and the Internet were crucial to helping elect Barack Obama president and it will be crucial to the success of his administration.
He is not just saying we need to improve government operations. He's saying we need to put this issue front and center and then he is taking real action.
What gives some in the GOP the real jitters though is not the message as much as the messenger. Solis wears her working class roots on her blue collared shirt sleeve.
Nearly everyone agrees that improving education is important to the future of America. Yet, there's no unanimous definition of being educated. What's yours?
GOP leaders appear to be willing to play "chicken" with the nation's troubled economy by holding up the vote on the Obama's choice for Secretary of Labor, the pro-worker Hilda Solis.
Obama is failing his first hard choice as President by pushing for Geithner despite his serial cheating on his taxes and his utter failure in his previous job as head of the New York Fed.
This week's confirmation hearing of Hillary Clinton was a promising sign that Team Obama will mean a return to prepared, knowledgeable, fact-based leadership. Maybe Justin Timberlake can do a remix for the Inauguration: Bringing CompetenceBack! The one glitch belonged to Timothy Geithner. Four words, Tim: H & R Block. Elsewhere, David Vitter's lone anti-Hillary vote appeared to be a desperate ploy to gain notoriety for something other than his history with hookers. And George Bush and Dick Cheney smirked and snarled their way through their final days, rewriting the history of Katrina (W), and expressing long-held aggravation that the New York Times won a Pulitzer for exposing the administration's warrantless wiretapping program (Dick). They clearly are devotees of the Erich Segal school of leadership: running the country into the ground means never having to say you're sorry.
To be sure, the nomination of Steven Chu -- like almost all of the Obama appointments -- represents a striking and hopeful departure from the approach we've seen under President Bush.
The history of veterans funding is so consistently poor that even when Congress has gotten the funding level right, it has been late. Imagine trying to run a private sector health care system without knowing your budget.