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Will Democrats Be Able to Talk Seriously About the Economy in 2016?

Dean Baker | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

As folks know who are either familiar with the data or live in the real world, the economy is still bad for most people. President Obama can rightly say that he inherited a mess from his predecessor, but at some point that does get old. He can also honestly blame the Republicans in Congress who have eagerly proclaimed their opposition to any economic proposal that doesn't have the primary purpose of making the rich even richer. While the grim reality can offer legitimate excuses, the Democrats still suffered from the fact that they didn't have a real economic agenda for the bulk of the population. The Republicans at least have a clear agenda. Everyone knows if they get back in control they will give everything left on the table to the richest 1 percent. But what would the Democrats do?

Jason Linkins

Alan Grayson Reads HuffPost Article Into The Congressional Record | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

After Zach Carter and I wrote our article about how the glorification of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's new highs masked a whole host of larger co...

Jason Linkins

Dow Jones Hits 'Record High' Thanks To Strong Performances From Smoke, Mirrors Sectors | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

This week, amid the hullabaloo over President Barack Obama's Deficit Dinner Diplomacy, and Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster-cum-dissertation on dro...

Krugman: Not Clear That Obama Is Ready To " Take On The Bankers"

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the grim period that followed Lehman's failure, it seemed inconceivable that bankers would, just a few months later, be going right back to the pra...

Obama's Herculean Challenge

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Obama will fail if he tries anything "inside the box." The only way he's going to pull us out of this multifaceted manure pile is by being open to big bold ideas and then taking Herculean steps.

Obama and Pelosi's First Conversation

Stephen H. Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen H. Baum

"I [Barack Obama] am President of all the people. I will do everything within my power to make heroes of those who work for the common good. I don't need the credit."

Four Words Obama Will Never Say

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Americans must hope that the Obama administration is honest with the people and makes some difficult choices early in his tenure to deal with our growing annual deficits and long term debt.

After the Obama Win.

William Galston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Galston

On the critical issue of government's role, Democrats do not have a mandate. Rather, they have a chance to make their case.

Buy American, Again

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

When the second economic stimulus package is passed, the President should suggest that, as an act of loyalty to country, those planning to use this gift as down payment for a car, Buy American.