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Obama Stimulus Plan

Why We Need Even More Stimulus

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

2009-11-05-reich2.jpgObama must return to Congress for more stimulus spending. Here's how he should sell it.

5 Points on the Critical State of the Economy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

The claim that we should reject infrastructure spending is disastrously wrongheaded. We need a buildup of serious high-return public investments, and we can and should start now.

Secesh 3.0: Fear Of A Black President

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

When the Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) disrupted the President’s health care address before a joint session of Congress, it was not the first time that a...

Get Ready for 'Son' of Stimulus Plan

John F. Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John F. Wasik

There is visible progress from the stimulus spending. About $60 billion of the $288 billion in promised tax cuts has flowed into the pockets of most middle- and lower-class Americans.

Sarah Palin's Obama Obsession

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I've just returned from Alaska, where I conducted interviews and archival research for a book on Palin, and many of those I spoke to in the Last Frontier, from across the political spectrum, noted that Palin was fixated on Obama.

Republicans, Healthcare and Money

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

All but three Republicans voted against the stimulus, yet they all are gladly taking the money. Seeing a trend here?

Federal Stimulus: Are Construction Projects Stimulating You?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

There can be a symbiotic relationship between small-business construction contractors, SBA and federal procurement officers.

Obama Needs to Show Less Paucity of Audacity

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

So far the only people Obama seems willing to make mad are the activist base of the Democratic party who helped him defeat Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

Second Obama Stimulus Spending Bill Looms On the Horizon

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

There is increasing talk in Washington that a second dose of deficit-driven stimulus spending will be required if the nation's severe economic contraction is to be reversed.

Palin Lifts From Gingrich in Anchorage Speech

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Much of Sarah Palin's speech delivered in Anchorage on Wednesday was lifted from an article written four years ago by Newt Gingrich and Craig Shirley.

Slap Shot: Alaska Legislators Set to Override Palin's Veto

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

It will take a 75 percent legislative majority to override Palin's veto -- no small feat in a rightward leaning state. It would appear to be a political slap shot headed straight for the net.

It's Time to Treat America's Homeowners as Well as We've Been Treating Wall Street's Bankers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

"The banks are too big to fail" has been the mantra we've been hearing since September. But when you consider the millions of American homeowners facing foreclosure, aren't they also too big to fail?

Stimulus Could Cause Job Losses In Ohio

Business Courier of Cincinnati: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Buckeye Institute used Warren County as the backdrop for a news conference on a new study that concludes the $787 billion federal stimulus bill co...

More Fiscal Stimulus is Needed to Reverse Economic Decline

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

With the collapse of private spending, it is clearly up to the government to rescue the real economy, and ideological prejudices must be swept aside.

Snooks and Booker: Memories of Mardi Gras

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Rest in Peace Snooks. We lost New Orleans musician Snooks Eaglin this week, and when I asked my husband Jeff about his memories of their gigs back in...

The Geithner-Summers Plan is Even Worse Than We Thought

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

Geithner and Summers tell us that their plan is the only option, but without a word of further explanation as to why. Let them explain to America why the other proposals are not being pursued.

Technology and Great Teachers are Essential for the U.S.

Jeffrey G. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey G. Katz

While the pundits agree on many of the essential ingredients of education reform, few can agree on the path we should take and the role technology should play.

Obama FT Interview: Call For Global Unity

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

merican presidents sometimes give interviews in the Oval Office. On this occasion Barack Obama chooses the nearby Roosevelt room, named after Teddy Ro...

Obama, Europe At Odds Over Fixing Economy

Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the global economic downturn worsens, the industrialized nations are at odds over how to fight the crisis. Obama wants the Europeans to introduce a...

The Business of Education -- It Doesn't Have to Be Expensive to Make a Difference

Jeffrey G. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey G. Katz

Our experience over the last 10 years demonstrates that the technology part of these programs doesn't have to cost a lot, to matter a lot.

South Carolina Governor: Obama Stimulus Will Turn U.S. Into Zimbabwe

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford warned yesterday that the recently-signed stimulus bill could spur a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse. According...

Governor Jindal, Governor Sanford... Mayor Bloomberg?

Betsy Gotbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Betsy Gotbaum

Mayor Bloomberg refuses to extend federally funded benefits to hungry, out-of-work New Yorkers while they look for jobs. Though with his friends in the financial sector, he isn't so strict.

The Stimulus Package and Beyond

Linda Schurman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Schurman

We are asking the impossible of the new administration. Nobody can fix a catastrophe of this magnitude over night that is the result of deconstructing the rule of law in the financial sector for some 25 years.

Congressional Democrats Made a Big Mistake Including Earmarks in the Spending Bill

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Democrats in Congress could really use a lesson in the art of politics from President Obama. They have handed the Republicans a legitimate issue to complain about, and there isn't a single good reason for it.

An Open Letter to David Axelrod

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It will take much stronger medicine to avert a depression than the measures taken to date, and the president needs to rally public opinion if he is to persuade Congress to act at the necessary scale.