Peter Orszag's maiden voyage as a New York Times columnist resonates with twenty years of failed economic policy. It's a grab bag of Robert Rubin's Greatest Hits, remixed by a younger DJ for new audiences.
I don't blame the "professional left" or Robert Gibbs or Obama or even Rahm Emmanuel. I blame me. I was one of the last pragmatic progressives that swung from Hillary to Obama.
While the major fallout from Gibbs' "the professional left" flap has died down a bit, a second round of examination seems to have begun -- one much more introspective and much less knee-jerk than the first round.
The money we need to create jobs at home is going to fund a war in Afghanistan where just as many U.S. soldiers have now died under Obama as under Bush.
The private sector is not creating jobs. The GOP is blocking the government from doing more stimulus programs while the system seems to be unraveling.
Once again, subjects that merit measured, thoughtful discussion by grown up leaders instead become fodder for juvenile shouting matches, jingoistic tirades, and paranoid rants.
The White House and the "professional left," however that's defined, both have critical roles to play in that fight. Both roles can be difficult at times, and tension is inevitable, but we are all on the same team.
I don't share Robert Gibbs' outrage that the "professional left" is being too critical of President Obama. What I am outraged about is that the professional left wasn't more critical of Obama a year ago.
Total U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have doubled in Afghanistan under President Obama, and when the next U.S. soldier is reported dead, the majority of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan will have occurred under President Obama.
In politics, circumstances change and self-fulfilling prophecies happen. Gibbs' words about the "professional left" could become true. Let us hope that they do; the world will be far better off.
The more than 90,000 leaked reports illustrate in mosaic detail why, after the successful 2004 completion of the popular television series, producers refused to give up on the Sex and the City franchise.
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The progressive house the Obama administration has built so far is like the home built of straw in the story of "The Three Little Pigs". It looks okay, but when the Big Bad Wolf comes along he has no trouble blowing it over.
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In the wake of Gibbs' remarks, the appointment of Warren is an opportunity for Obama to show he remains committed to the ideals that brought him to the White House and willing to put them into practice.
I returned yesterday from an overseas vacation to find Washington embroiled in furious controversy over Robert Gibbs's gibes at the "professional left...