For reasons we can't know, the administration has embraced deficits over putting America back to work. It will continue down this path until its friends and its critics come together and demand that it stop.
The American economy needs more stimulus, an outright jobs-creating program, and tax incentives to keep jobs here. As far as I can see, Washington just thinks we will blithely grow our way out of the ongoing malaise.
Here are some notes from a nation in which the wealthy and powerful increasingly act with near impunity and the lesser off just have to "suck on this" -- in the immortal and unwittingly apt phrase of one of our elite pundits.
This is the administration's chance to stand with fighters like Elizabeth Warren, both in its words and in its deeds. Some well-targeted prosecutions would be an enormous political boon. It would also be the right thing to do.