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America the Money Drunk

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

After inheriting a nice, fat surplus from the Clinton administration, America went on a spending spree - as if our rich Uncle Sam had bequeathed to us...

Why the Stimulus Package Failed

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The Obama White House passed a stimulus bill that was 40 percent tax cuts, 30 percent unemployment insurance, and only 27 percent actual stimulus. That's why it didn't work.

Welcome Back to the Future

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Republicans hold part of our political and economic future in their hands, which poses a question -- what the hell have the Tea Partiers done to our country? We'll soon find out.

Bernanke’s Failure To Speak Out Rankles Some

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve is all but certain next week to begin a multibillion-dollar effort to coax the recovery along, but privately, Ben S. Bernanke, hea...

The Vital Missing Voice in the Economic Recovery Debate Is Someone You've Never Heard of

Les McKeown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les McKeown

To strengthen our barely-breathing economic recovery, a truly brave move would be to appoint not a marquee "brand name" business leader but to turn to successful founder-owners from the SME community.

On Not Having a Romantic Rendezvous in Rome

Lauren Quinn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Quinn

We travel in part to be free of ourselves, the roles and responsibilities of home. Travel allows us to escape those self-constructed constraints of Who We Are and What Our Lives Are, and allows us to live more freely in the moment.

Low Interest Rates Are The Latest Sign Of A Stalled Recovery | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As 2010 began, there was nearly unanimous agreement in financial circles on at least one thing: Interest rates were sure to rise during the year. ...

Small Business Still Holding Back Recovery, Optimism Hits Record Low

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new Gallup poll shows that "The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index -- which measures small-business owners' perceptions of six measures of thei...

The Morality Disconnect

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The GOP have genuine disdain for the underclass. The truly sad part is that they've brainwashed poor Republicans into going along with their scheme to permanently quarantine the undesirables.

The Alcoholic/Addict's Art Of Self Sabotage

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

The alcoholic / addict knows when they are on the road to self sabotage. They know that their behavior will result in substantial and probable irreparable damage.

Invest $10 Billion in Gulf Recovery, Development Fund

Andy Brack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Brack

If you listen to the rhetoric surrounding the Gulf oil disaster, much of the talk is about people getting their lives back to normal -- to how things were. But is this really the right focus? Just look at how things have been.

Surrounded by Addiction: An Opportunity to Open Your Heart to Unconditional Love

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

There are times that you may not like the behavior of an addict, but when you learn to love yourself, you will be able to reach out with love for the addict without demanding such love in return.

Haiti Storm Shreds Earthquake Survivors' Tents, Kills 5

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The sudden, powerful storm that ripped through Haiti's battered capital destroyed thousands of tents in the homeless cam...

Lawrence Summers: 'America's Sensible Stance On Recovery' | Lawrence Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Critics have complained that the continued commitment by the administration of President Barack Obama to support recovery in the short term and also t...

Recovery Movement Grassfires Ignited

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

My high school motto was "Great in '68". My colleague on the board of The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), Peter Palanca's, ...

Geithner Urges Action On Economy

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Washington is at risk of undercutting an already sluggish economic recovery if it fails to provide quick, add...

Handcuffs for Wall Street, Not Happy-Talk

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

When you steal a lot of money, you go to jail. Obama doesn't just need tough talk for Wall Street, he needs to prosecute the frauds that were committed, and explain them to the American people.

Tax Cuts May Prove Better for Politicians Than for Economy | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Congressional midterm elections looming, the financial debate in Washington this fall will probably be consumed by one incendiary and expensive i...

Obama: Haiti Earthquake Relief Work Must Continue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — On the six-month anniversary of Haiti's deadly earthquake, President Barack Obama said a rapid international response saved lives b...

Our Electorate: America's Greatest Challenge

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

American voters are terribly misinformed. But they still get to vote; even though they're insufficiently qualified.

Next Bailout to Watch: The GOP and the Richest of the Rich

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

CEOs of the 50 corporations that cut the most jobs over the last two years received average bonuses higher than those paid to CEOs of the largest 500 businesses. You follow that? The CEOs who cut jobs got the largest rewards.

Productivity Falls, Labor Costs Rise: Good News For Workers

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — American companies experienced the largest drop in workplace productivity this spring in nearly four years and a rise in labor cost...

The Taxing Debate Over Taxes

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

The arguments on taxes are fraught with myths and lies. They distort the real issue confronting us -- declining tax receipts and a rapidly rising deficit.

Weekly Audit: Why Do Deficit Hawks Hate Social Security?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social ...

American Educators And Aid Groups Help Haitian Schools Rebuild

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

American educators and aid groups are helping Haitian schools rebuild more than six months after January's 7.0 earthquake destroyed nearly 80 percent ...