If Obama does his job he will mobilize public opinion and isolate Republicans who would rather sink the economy than give a Democratic president legislative success.
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That we are unable to manage a functioning economy or deal with climate change because rapacious Wall Street traders have disproportionate political clout is a measure of our political dysfunction.
Our best salesman is Obama. There is no house or senate member who this president cannot roll over.
We learn on Facebook that Palin has "serious concerns" with Obama's stimulus package. Say what?
We need to throw lots of spaghetti against the wall, and fast -- and continue to throw lots of spaghetti against the wall for at least a few years.
Beset by criticism of an alleged ethical double standard over some of his Cabinet choices and an intensifying partisan debate over his economic recove...
I'm ready for a little old fashioned Ross Perot specification of the expected outcomes of the stimulus package. This is what we call in education a "teachable moment."
You want my opinion on a stimulus plan? Follow Ohio's example and invest in American energy. All of it.
Media Matters for America previously identified numerous myths and falsehoods advanced by the media in their coverage of the American Recovery and Rei...
Even as unemployment hits 7.6 percent and shows no signs of slowing any time soon, the GOP is falling over itself to protect the ostentatious privileges and prerogatives of a few financial potentates.
Investment in bike paths will not only improve our economy, and take our country in the right direction for the future; it is exactly the kind of investment the American people want.
The $500,000 limit on executive pay may seem like a lot of money to people, but in actuality, for a banker, you might as well be offering a salary of $1 per year.
I've just obtained an internal Senate committee memo detailing the latest cuts being eyed by the gang of Senators being led by Dem Ben Nelson and GOPe...
Given the decreases in personal consumption expenditures and gross private domestic investment, what are the chances of the consumer spending again or business investing again?
Aside from the obvious health benefits, lead removal from homes would accomplish the what the stimulus seeks -- creating jobs and reversing the economic impacts for low-income families.
If the media hadn't acted so irresponsibly the past two weeks and President Obama hadn't tried to be so bipartisan, he might not have had to take to the airwaves, but that's not the case anymore.
Coming from TIME magazine tomorrow is a major piece by Walter Isaacson on how to save newspapers. Excerpt below. Here is link online:
If Congress have lost sight of what this economic crisis is about and whom the stimulus plan is supposed to be helping, perhaps the following sobering statistics will serve as a reminder.
The GOP with Joe the Plumber on the Hill this week to discuss the economy. They should be summarily shut out of this process -- whether or not the president wants them out.
The American people elected President Obama in record numbers to lead our country in a new direction, if the Republicans aren't willing to join him, the least they can do is get out of his way.
Bottom up approaches work because they do something different than usual, or because they support bottom up community, cooperation, sharing and community.
America voted for a change of direction last November, not more of the same. Republicans should listen to the American people and work in a bi-partisan fashion to help get our country on the road to recovery.
Let's do something to capture all Americans attention and by doing so make the economic stimulus package real to all of us: 800 Americans will each win a billion dollars.
Yesterday, the White House released a fact-sheet detailing the "immediate, tangible impacts" of President Obama's economicy recovery package in all 50...
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