Getting environmentalists and conservative economists to cross the finish line together takes real work, and political courage -- a source of power far rarer than oil.
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The Financial Regulation bill that passed has many flaws, chief among them, says Arianna, that it doesn't prevent "too big to fail." Tony and Bob agree for different reasons that "the people" lose, in that the lobbyists will get to make the rules.
Is Sonia Sotomayor a judicial activist? A racist? Is empathy a good or bad thing in a judge? Should the court lead or follow society's direction?
Obama and Cheney dueling speeches but is being against torture a left-right issue? And as the economy continues to slide, California suffers a severe budget crisis.
Well, if there's news containing an "s" word, it's likely included in our latest show - a lively round up of lots of news.
Tax Tea Parties; EPA/CO2; CIA/Torture; Raul Castro
Was it the voice of the people or the voice of right-wing radio?Arianna says there were too many...
A glimmer of hope, says President Obama - have we turned the corner on the economy? Arianna says there's nothing like enough transparency, and let's...
The Iowa decision illustrates that progress is possible when principled people on the left and right set aside their cultural preferences, and examine their beliefs at a deeper level.
The Senate GOP rejection of the House deal is top of the news. All believe that W's "kick the can down the road," taking part of the banks' TARP and applying it to the auto bailout is inevitable.
530,000 jobs lost - in November alone - as the Auto company execs change their tin ears and corporate jets to tin cups and a hybrid car ride to DC... is it policy making or a morality play?
As the economy tanks, the panelists agree with Paul Krugman's observation in today's New York Times that we don't have two months to wait. They talk Hillary Clinton and Janet Napolitano.
On Sunday, Nov. 9th from 6 to 7 pm (PST), Left, Right & Center... takes to the stage before a live audience for a special one-hour broadcast.
Will there be a new New Deal, a massive rebuilding of jobs and infrastructure? Under Obama, will we see extensive government regulation that could stifle a recovery? We'll know on Tuesday.
Governor Sarah Palin gave the McCain campaign a shot in the arm but it proved to be a short term fix. With the polls continuing to trend toward Obama...
This post was written originally for the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper (www.smdp.com) so please excuse the few Southern California references ......
This week, Matt, Bob, and Arianna discuss what the bail out plan includes and what it's missing (homeowner bail outs, according to Bob), while Tony isn't so sure a bail out is a productive solution.
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