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Will Obama Put Real Money on the Table for Clean Energy?

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

For those paying close attention, there was a nugget of critical energy and climate policy news buried at the tail end of a Saturday New York Times story focused on President Obama's budget plans.

Weekly Audit: Curbing Decline in 2009 (Economy NewsLadder)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The first step in rebuilding a government that actually responds to problems before they reach the bailout stage will be Obama's highly anticipated economic recovery package.

The Trillion Dollar Scare Tactic

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Scher

Flashing a trillion dollar deficit bugaboo is a meaningless scare tactic. Let's have a real debate on the merits of the specific public investments proposed.

The Substance Election

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Much will be made of McCain's "mistakes" in his campaign, as conservatives will seek to blame his performance for their shrinking minority status, to shift blame away from their own policies.

Media Still Denying Debate Over Fiscal Choices

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Scher

While much of the media has been making a false presumption that new public investment is fiscally impossible, several economic experts have been trying to correct that notion.

Nonexistent Patio Man Decries David Brooks' Nonexistent Arguments

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Patio Man, Deck Guy, Porch Dude and Stoop Buddy are all surprised that they still waste five minutes of their day reading David Brooks. Brooks' occas...

The Pundit Fight Against The Progressive Majority (and Real Responsibility)

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Much of the pundit class may not have recognized it, but that debate is percolating. And the progressive view of responsible, long-term public investment is winning.

McCain's Plan: Not Just Worse than Alternatives, But the Dumbest Idea Since Putin Reared His Head

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Cutting spending is about the only proposal McCain has made in this campaign that sounds remotely authentic. Authentic, but incredibly dumb.

Wanted: A Good Keynesian. Massive Public Investment Will Fix the Economy

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If anyone did not think a McCain presidency would be both a foreign policy and a domestic disaster, you now have proof positive.