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Why Democrats Couldn't (Read: Wouldn't) Save the Public Option

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

The truth is that the Democratic Party has been bought and sold a thousand times over since FDR said that "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob."

"A New Agenda for America": Eliot Spitzer, Elizabeth Warren And 13 Others Reflect On The 80-Year Anniversary Of The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"A New Agenda for America"- On the 80th Anniversary of Great Crash, What Have We Learned and What Lies Ahead? 80 years ago today, on October 29th...

Cook County Dems Forget Jimmy Carter In Latest Ad

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Democratic party sent out a direct mail piece this week touting endorsed candidates centered on the theme that "throughout history, De...

Health Care Reform Struggle Will Not End This Year

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what healthcare bill passes, it is not going to remain static. It is going to be revisited again and again over the next few decades. That's how lawmaking works.

In the Know: Scandalous Political Affairs

Karin Tanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Tanabe

Many Washingtonians are au courant with their employers' bedroom lambadas, but it's an ethical dilemma to be the confidant in a headline-worthy affair.

Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.

The Day They Arrested President Roosevelt

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Imagine how different America might be today, if FDR had been deposed in a coup. That's what happened in Honduras, where President Zelaya was deported for proposing a referendum on reforming the constitution.

Schwarzenegger's Budget Battle II: Another Bad Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the sequel to last February's budget battle ready for release it's only a matter of days before "those who have too little" get a beating once again from the richest ruling interests in the state.

Roosevelt Aided European Jews, Claims New Book | PATRICIA COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's legacy has been slid back under the microscope recently as his efforts to pull the country out of the Great Depression are...

First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.

Detroit Gets 10% of What AIG Already Has Received from TARP

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Why does Detroit get only 10% of what the banks and Wall Street have been loaned?

Obama's Cure For America? Only Time Will Tell

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What a political week it was. We watched as Obama addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time; defended his $787-billion stimulus plan; and presented his massive $3.6-trillion budget.

Jason Linkins

Ohio Republican Admits FDR Did Not Cause The Depression | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the talking points that the GOP has attempted to deploy in the battle over the stimulus package is, "Hey! Remember that New Deal dealie? Boy, ...

Obama's Inaugural Address: Better Than Pundits Allow

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As a master orator, Obama faced expectations for his inaugural speech that were infused with the stratospheric hopes of his audience. Reporters were ...

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

The Promise of Public Health

Amy L. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy L. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D.

Like the provision of medical care to the ill, an effective health system -- which keeps children and adults from becoming sick in the first place -- depends on both vision and commitment.

In With the New

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

Presidents come in various shapes and sizes, ages, disciplines and principles. But what many of them seem to have in common is their unwavering obsession with cleanliness...literally or figuratively.

What We Will Remember from Obama's 2009 Inaugural Address

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Obama's inaugural address was a good speech, but not truly canonical. Nevertheless, the inaugural address contained many passages that will enter into the mystic chords of memory.

Countdown to Emancipation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We're a little more than twenty-four hours away from finally awaking from a long national nightmare.

We Need Action

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Mirrer

Make no mistake: those famous black-and-white photographs of breadlines and Dust Bowl migrants have been vividly brought back to life by CNN and Fox.

Democracy Is The Only Economics That Works

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

FDR believed that the depression was caused by wealth flowing to the top (as today) and would be corrected by asserting that We, the People take back control of our common resources.

Conservative Fiction: The New Deal Sucked!

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Conservatives are stuck in their default position, preferring fictional history to actual history, refusing to acknowledge what clearly has worked to stimulate the economy, and what clearly hasn't.

Why Obama Can't Shake McCain

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

That nagging AP poll hints at something that has bedeviled the Obama campaign from day one, and that's the inability to put McCain away. How could that happen?

Debate Takeaway: I'm Worried About McCain's Durability

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

Watching the debate, I had the sudden understanding of what people have been saying about McCain. He's 72. The oldest man to run for president. There are some things we need to talk about.

Whoops, We Might Be On the Verge Of Economic Calamity

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

Do you get a sense that we are beginning to lose control?