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Why We Need An Energy Plan

William S. Becker | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

The issues confronting America's energy sector today are arguably more complex and urgent than at any other time in the nation's history. We are the middle of a very disruptive energy revolution.

The "Campaign After the Campaign" Hillary Needs

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

"We Are Going to Win the War and We Are Going to Win the Peace That Follows." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor Hill...

Pelosi-Backed Loophole For Venture Capitalists Will Damage Middle Class Economy

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D - CA) is leading congressional support for a new loophole in federal contracting law that will allow some of the wealthi...

Obama Invited To Address House Republican Conference

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans have invited President-elect Barack Obama to speak before the entire GOP conference, hoping to set a different tone to the partisan ...

Obama May Not Be Middle East's Messiah

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

President-elect Barack Obama's conspicuous silence on the latest conflagration in the Middle East is perhaps not only tactical but also prudent. There...

A Recovery Package for All?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Obama's press conference today promised a "clean break from a troubled past." Central to a clean break must be an emphasis on recovery for all Americans, not the just usual beneficiaries.

Sam Stein

Obama, Pelosi Discuss Economy, Labor, And Lilly Ledbetter | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama returned to Capitol Hill today for the first time since his election, convening leaders of both parties to lay the groundwork for his eco...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

Happy Holidays: Military Divorce Numbers On the Rise

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Our troops are missing Christmases, birthdays, and wedding anniversaries -- often back to back. The marathon deployment cycle is adding greater stress to already strained families.

Obama Will Announce the Closure of Guantanmo on January 20th

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

A source within the Obama transition team visiting Amman stated that the actual closure will take up to six months to complete because of the uncertainty of what to do with some of the more notorious prisoners.

The Secretary and the Czar: Obama Bets Big on Daschle for Healthcare

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, MediaWire blogger It's official, former Sen. Tom Daschle will be Barack Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services. Daschl...

Elements for a New Economy

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles D. Ellison

Let's admit, a reasonable "big idea" alternative to the "bailout" plan is in short supply. Our imagination these days only goes so far as what fixes we can buy ourselves out of.

WTF? Lieberman? Clinton? That's EXACTLY The Obama I Voted For

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Speaking for my tiny little chunk of the liberal blogosphere, I don't like Joe Lieberman. I was disgusted by Hillary's campaign. And I couldn't be happier with Obama's decisions.

Friday Talking Points [55] -- "Bretton Woods II"? Not Quite.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...

Katharine Zaleski

Obama's Transparent Presidency: Weekly YouTube Addresses | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Obama's office gave the media a new way to present him as Franklin Roosevelt 2.0 by announcing Friday that it will be posting weekly a...

Bridging the 77 Day Chasm

Karen Talavera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Talavera

In ordinary times those seventy-seven days wouldn't seem like much. In the past they've not been pivotal. Yet these are anything but ordinary times.

President-Elect Obama: A Lesson from Your Mother-Put Women in Charge of the Economy!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vivian Norris

Obama's mother knew a thing or two about how women, when in charge of the economy, be it of a household, a bank, or a country, can make a real difference.

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

Prayers of the People for Our New President

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

Prayer doesn't necessarily change God, but it has the power to transformour hearts and minds.

Insiders Reveal Obama Actually Sucks at Basketball

The Heckler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
The Heckler

Another post-election bombshell was dropped when news spread that President-elect Barack Obama -- long-believed to be a capable basketball player -- actually sucks at the game.

The President-Elect

Terence Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terence Smith

Barack Obama seems to have an almost perfect ear for the American political pulse, a kind of political GPS that tells him where people are and where they want to go.

A Memo to President-Elect Obama from America's New Veterans

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

President Obama is going to be held to a very high standard by the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. We'll be watching, and holding everyone in Washington accountable.

Barack Hussein Obama

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Sharma

Even though the Republican party with its "Whites Only" narrative succeeded in making "Muslim" and "Arab", the dirtiest epithets in America, the Obama narrative silenced them.

W&W: Has the Republican Party Died?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Elizabeth Blackney of "Media Lizzy" joins co-hosts Maegan Carberry and Teresa Valdez Klein to weigh in on today's presidential election and the natio...