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The Figure is Back...Again

Mark Mennin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mark Mennin

As has happened so many times over history, the re-emergence of the Figure reaffirms that representational art will never die, as many art manifestos would like to declare in their very first sentence.

Fed Pres Lockhart: One Month Of Good News Is Not A Recovery

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS (Reuters) -- One month of improved data does not constitute an economic recovery and recession in the United States will last for at least a few...

Drive Down Healthcare Costs By Driving Down Obesity

Duncan Quirk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Duncan Quirk

While Obama outline ways in which the American people have already made and continue to make sacrifices, he's missed out on the opportunity to ask for a sacrifice of time, energy, and our excess weight.

Total jobless benefit rolls top 5.5M

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off Americans filing initial jobless benefit claims rose slightly last week while the number of people continuin...

AIG Anger and the Free Market Myth

Charles A. Clarkson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles A. Clarkson

What do the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the "free market" have in common? None of them exist.

Jobless rolls swell again as recession persists

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Hopes that the economy may be poised for a recovery got a splash of reality Thursday: The unemployment rolls are still getting bigg...

We Are So Angry That We've Lost Our Minds

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

President Obama says we should stay angry but express our outrage in productive ways. I say we should get rid of the anger altogether.

The Obama Revolution

Alan Kennedy-Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

The Obama Revolution is more than a revolution of policy proposals, campaign decisions, and lofty rhetoric. It is a revolution in the way we think about ourselves and act on our convictions.

Wall Street, Geithner, and Defunct Economics Threaten Obama's Leadership

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

President Obama is in danger of making the same mistake Nelson Mandela made. Obama is abrogating power to shape the recovery of the US economy, and handing over the leadership to Wall Street and lesser mortals.

Recession: We're All in This Together, Part 4

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

There is no doubt that these are troubled times. But I have lately been reminded that all times do pass, and how you and I will come through this sto...

What Happened to Foresight and Common Sense?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Criticism of Timothy Geithner has been tantamount to an attack on Barack Obama in some quarters, but the truth is our president stuck his neck out for this guy.

World Government

Scott Malcomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Malcomson

The FT columnist Gideon Rachman wrote a column a couple of months ago about the need for world government, and he got more and different readers than ...

Sluggish Economy Affects Number of College Girls Going Wild

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

Spring Break '09 showed the lowest amount of drunken women taking off their tops for video cameras ever.

Obama's New Strategy: Blaming Bush For Financial Mess

Washington Post | Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed "an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that f...

White House: No Safer Investment Than US

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says there is no safer investment in the world than in the United States. Press secretary Robert Gibbs was respond...

USA Today Needs to Check Its Facts: The Priority is the Economy

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

Catherine Singley, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Earlier this week, our friends at the Immigration...

Buffett On CNBC: Economy Has "Fallen Off A Cliff"

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett remains confident that America's best days are ahead, but he says the nation likely will face higher un...

International Women's Day: Nary a Whisper, get Out the Kevlar

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The oversight of women's contributions on International Women's Day, and every day, matters -- as do our assumptions about what women, and mothers, can and can't do.

Misleading MSNBC Graphics Attribute Economic Decline to Obama

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the past few days, MSNBC has repeatedly used misleading graphics of the Dow Jones industrial average showing a decline since the beginning of Novem...

Obama Urges Americans Not To "Stuff Money Under Their Mattresses"

New York Times | HELENE COOPER and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama declared in an interview that the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process...

Selling Your Soul to the Devil for Fun and Profit

Stephen Mo Hanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Mo Hanan

Recently in New York I went to a preview performance of a rarely staged piece of music theater called "The Damnation of Faust," by Hector Berlioz. In ...

Evidence the U.S. Layoffs Trend Has Peaked

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

There's evidence that the number of layoff announcements and reported layoff events has started to drop.

Healthcare: Its Still the Economy Stupid!

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

The economic and healthcare crises exist together and must be addressed as one.

Editorial: Odds Of Depression Are 20 Percent

Wall Street Journal | Robert J. Barro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Central questions these days are how severe will the U.S. economic downturn be and how long will it last? The most serious concern is that the downtu...

Conservatives, Stop Trashing Hard Working Americans

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

To listen to Rush Limbaugh, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and their fellow travelers, we should believe that high earning Americans will go on strike if tax rates merely revert to 2000 levels.