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Gretchen Morgenson Takes a Scab Off Wall Street

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen C. Rose

These economic notes are consistent with the conviction that Barack should steer clear of advisers who were taken in by, or complicit in, the rape of regulation of the last decade.

Attention GenY'ers! Talk To Your Parents! Don't Let GenJonesers Vote Against Themselves!

David Paulsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paulsen

Convince them, as the children of several former Republican Governors convinced their parents to come out for Obama, as GenJoneser Caroline Kennedy's GenY kids moved her from Hillary to Barack.

The Battle for Obama's Economic Soul

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The battle for Barack Obama's economic soul is on in earnest, and it has nothing to do with the "European socialism" that John McCain attempted to use as an epithet against him.

Report from the Socialist International Conspiracy

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

The truth is that we, the Socialist International Conspiracy, not only saw the crash of the stock market coming, we are the ones who made it happen.

Paint McCain a Red-Baiter

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The "small government" Bush and Republican Congress increased spending, thus replacing the budget surplus bequeathed them with deficits.

The Hoover-Palin Ticket

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The hero of the hour is FDR, as the essential wisdom of his New Deal is now embraced by most Republicans as well as Democrats.

John McCain: Economic Disaster

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite.

Boston Tea Party, 2008

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How dare you throw that tea into Boston Harbor! Such is the anti-democratic arrogance of telling us if we don't instantly give Wall Street $700 billion, then we are destroying America.

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Repeating Keating Era Mistakes, Regulator Warns | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the stock market recovers from its biggest single-day drop since the crash of 1987, a former federal regulator who had a front-row view of John McC...

There Will Not Be an October Surprise

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

No, this campaign is going to come down to Obama vs. McCain, mano a mano. And right now, momentum is going Obama's way.

Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Need a Timeout to Fix the Economy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Pelosi has made a difference in negotiating this bailout while still managing to speak directly with the public (imagine that!).

Obama Needs to Stay The Course On Friday's Debate Schedule

Dwight Dunkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dwight Dunkley

A Commander-in-Chief needs to have the killer instinct to understand you destroy your enemy, thoroughly; you do not let up to give him time to breathe when he is flailing.

Nico Pitney

Flashback: McCain Debated While Gramm Negotiated Deregulation | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's push to postpone Friday's debate is being met with wide skepticism from pundits, the American public, and even fellow Republicans. Here...


Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

How many times will national reporters let themselves be cowed by the pack of consultants that has steered the Bush machine and polluted national politics with this strategy for more than 30 years?

McCain, Palin Would Push Us Over The Edge

David Schrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Schrader

If the McCain/Palin ticket is somehow able to sneak into the White House - essentially completing the circle Bush started of fooling not quite all the people all of the time, (but just enough), then the door will finally be closed to pull us back from the abyss.

Wall Street Crisis Gives Preview of McCain Under Pressure

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

The meltdown on Wall Street last week wasn't the only one. We got a glimpse of McCain under fire, and it wasn't pretty. America needs a president who provides a steady hand under pressure.

Fifty Chimpanzees or One Toothless Gorilla

Deborah Senn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Senn

AIG's financial meltdown this past week was not the result of failed insurance regulation. (Go ahead. Read that one more time, real slow.)

A Fox to Protect the Henhouse?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

The marriage of highly concentrated corporate power with an authoritarian state that services the politico-economic elite at the expense of the people is more accurately referred to as "financial fascism."

Jason Linkins

McCain Campaign Can't...Won't...Rule Out Gramm As Treasury Secretary | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For those of you who have developed a fondness for Tucker Bounds-themed bondage and domination videos, here's another YouTube where David Shuster chor...

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Sam Stein

Campaigns Go After Each Other's Economic Advisers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The tussle between the campaigns over economic matters has turned into a back-and-forth over friends and advisers. On Friday morning, the McCain cam...

How Obama Can Demonstrate Real Leadership on the Economic Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

For Obama to show the kind of transformational leadership the crisis demands, he needs to do what so many of his critics have chided him for not doing: take a stand that puts him at odds with the establishment of his own Party. Read More WATCH: Arianna On The CBS Early Show Discussing America's Changing Perception of Sarah Palin The Palin Doctrine: Why the Neocons Are So Excited Sarah Palin may not have known what the Bush Doctrine was, but we're getting a pretty good idea of what the Palin Doctrine is. And what is it going to look like? Let's just say, it's going to seem familiar. Read More

Carly Fiorina and Phil Gramm Dine Alone (Oh, Did You Want To Join Them?)

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


John McCain: No Friend of the American Worker

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is the same John McCain who's been kicking the crap out of American workers for the last 26 years. He voted to cut overtime. He voted against extending unemployment benefits.

The Fiorina Follies: With Surrogates Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

McCain's insistence that the economy is strong should be the nail in his political coffin for anyone still doubting just how out-of-touch he is with the financial anxieties of average Americans.