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Deaths Rise and Still No Diabetes Prevention

Chris Norwood | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Chris Norwood

One can only conclude that educating people to take control of their own health -- especially people long subject to public health messaging that brands them as unreachable and unteachable -- is something the United States refuses to do.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #36, Joe Biden

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Biden has revolutionized the office of the vice presidency, giving it more weight than any other administration in history.

A Stimulus Plan For Seafood: Tear Down Those Dams

The Atlantic | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

As the fight over the debt ceiling rages on and feeble talks of bad compromises make Americans feel ever more underwater, the Obama policy that has be...

GOP: Masters of Message

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When it comes to taking credit for tilting the pre-election playing field so smoothly in their direction, the GOP is the very picture of modesty.

Nicholas Sabloff

Paul Krugman: 'It Looks As If The Economy Is Really Falling Off A Cliff' | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In 1999, economist Paul Krugman wrote a book entitled "The Return of Depression Economics," which examined the string of economic crises that plagued ...

America's Labor Day Message to Obama

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The president's stimulus bill notwithstanding, many believe that Obama could be doing more to create jobs. Here's a selection of the best editorials from around the country offering both insights and solutions.

Top Economists: Obama Stimulus Plan Has Been Partially Effective

USA Today | Paul Wiseman and Barbara Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's stimulus package saved jobs -- but the government still needs to do more to breathe life into the economy, according to USA TODAY's ...

My Electric Summer, When Washington Helped Resurrect the EV

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

If this summer was the coming out party for the electric car, Washington was the host. They may seem unlikely bedfellows, but I'm convinced the EV companies have learned how to play politics.

Sam Stein

Poll: Obama Doing Woeful Job Selling Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A huge swath of the American public has either not personally benefited from the stimulus package or not heard of the Obama administration's signature...

Labor Day Investing

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Labor Day is a reminder of what workers can achieve when they organize: improved working conditions, fairness in the work place, holiday and vacation pay, health care and pensions.

Cash for Clunker Sequel: Dump the Pump

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

Given the success of "Cash for Clunkers," the government will introduce a sequel that one observer called "Dollars for Dishwashers". That's not really the name, but it's better than "Clunkers, Part Deux".

Stimulus Creates, Saves More Jobs In June: Committee

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of jobs created or saved by infrastructure projects funded by the U.S. economic stimulus plan more than doubled in J...

Random Thoughts for a Monday Morning

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

For sure, let's not focus on the eight years it took Bush to destroy the economy when we can blame Obama for not fixing this colossal mess in his first 5 months.

South Carolina Governor: Obama Stimulus Will Turn U.S. Into Zimbabwe

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford warned yesterday that the recently-signed stimulus bill could spur a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse. According...

This Economy is a Real Killer

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Dreier

Every day, week, and month that the current recession continues, and even deepens, more people die, get seriously injured physically, and suffer emotional hardships that can scar them for life.

Paul Krugman: Obama's Economic Policies Already Falling Behind The Curve

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's plan to stimulate the economy was "massive," "giant," "enormous." So the American people were told, especially by TV news, during th...

It's More Than an Electronic Health Record -- Call It a "Health Information Highway"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

With a new HHS Secretary and health czar, and a White House health care summit scheduled this week, this is the right time to create the "health highway."

Obama's Call to Rebuild

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values.

The Stimulus Plan: Shit Garden Economics

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Devin

I've managed to keep myself out of the shit garden for the most part, if only because I love the idea of potential. I love knowing that the human brain can keep on learning, thinking, creating.

A Progressive Approach to the Deficit

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

There is a progressive way to bring fiscal responsibility back to our federal budget, a path that embraces progressive values of taking care of the poor and investing in a prosperous middle class.

Will John Boehner Really Say "Thanks But No Thanks" To Stimulus Funds?

James Boyce and Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce and Paul Abrams

As we say on the sandlots, it's time for Boehner to put up or shut up.

The Bank Bailout Spending Spree

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

Mark Twain gave us some accurate insight into entities like Bank of America: "A banker is a fellow who lends us an umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain."

Obama Stimulus Speech: "Time For Action Is Now" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 2/5 at 7:00PM: Despite reports of tension between Obama and congressional Democrats, Nancy Pelosi emphasized that they remain the president's ...

Obama's Economic Paradox: Can You Have "Bailout" and "Stimulus" at the Same Time?

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Perhaps the centerpiece of the current bill (at least for people's pockets in the short-term) is an actual weekly paycheck bump to the tune of about eight bucks.

WaPo: Stimulus Plan 'The Start Of A New Ideological Era'

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the final vote coming late in the night, Congress yesterday approved a $787 billion stimulus package that aims to spur millions of jobs through m...