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What Obama Can Learn From Reagan

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The president fails comprehend that his style of public vacillation and preemptive compromise is more to blame for the disillusionment so many Democrats share than the substance of what he gave up.

The Realpolitik Behind the Tax Deal

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Behind any big historic political bargain there are usually big, bottom-line self interests. The case of the tax deal negotiated by the Democratic White House and Republican Leadership is no exception.

Merry Xmas Paris Hilton... and Your Little Dog Too...

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

We want you to be the President for the 98% of us who need you. That's what we want you to do. "Isn't it wonderful to be in a city of misplaced prior...

The New Silent Majority

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

If the president can let go of his attachment to his postpartisan self-image and embrace the policies Americans want and need, they can be his North Star. But he needs to get over his reflexive distaste for the "old dogma" of the "left."

Obama's 'North Star' Not Enough by Itself

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

What lurks behind Obama's North Star rhetoric is his apparent conviction that only economic improvement, not political battles, are important for gaining back political ground for the Democratic Party.

Mark Udall Slams White House Tax Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Mark Udall came out forcefully on Tuesday against a White House-brokered deal on tax rates. "Just last week, a bipartisan group appo...

Obama's "Tax Holiday": A Poison Pill for Social Security

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

You know what they always say: Pay now or pay later. Middle-class Americans may pay very dearly for the president's tax deal, and at the stage of life when they can least afford it.

Wal-Mart's Optical Lab Shut-Down Strikes Nerve

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Ohio development officials were blind-sided this week when a job subsidy deal involving a Wal-Mart-owned optical lab went dark.