Detroit and its history can't help but be a permanent and major part of the Rust Belt's rise and fall. Photographer Russell Marshall has lived through the good times in Detroit, as well as its industrial decline.
As Friedman bops from one global aerie to the next, absorbing the latest sweet whispers from the mesmeric elites he encounters, there's never a reason to end the pep rally. Everything just looks amazing once you're ahead of the curve.
In New Hampshire, Rick Santorum is attempting to move beyond his familiar identity as the social conservative's dream candidate, by emphasizing a carefully calibrated conservative version of economic populism.
We have a choice: Americans can continue to accept large-scale unemployment as "natural" and permanent. Or we can follow the lead of the jobless young in the Arab Spring and of protestors beginning to demonstrate en masse in Europe.
After this recession, as most of the poor continue to linger in poverty, we won't be collecting any of the revenue that they could be generating. And when another recession hits and our expenditures skyrocket again, we'll cut programs for the poor and taxes for the rich again. And again. And again.
We will look back and know that when the debt ceiling issue was in play, the Republicans made their case, but nobody in a position of power made the opposing argument. The Democrats just went along and will have to live with the consequences, along with the rest of us.
The appalling Walmart decision handed down by the Court this week will serve as a brilliant symbol of how the United States has essentially become a giant gated community enjoyed by the powerful, with most of the citizenry living outside and struggling to nourish themselves.
I wish liberals would get off their high horses and let go of their quaint little idea that there is some sort of conspiracy against the working class. There is no conspiracy. We are getting reamed in a very public way.
President Obama's unwillingness to support programs aimed at assisting poor and working class people in a time of recession is tragic, especially after his campaign rhetoric to address social and economic justice issues.