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Ron Suskind

Ron and Cornelia Suskind on Autism, Animation

Jane Williams | Posted 05.30.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

When the veil of autism descends on a child, devastated parents confront a series of difficult questions and decisions, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind whose new book recounts his family's 20-year odyssey across the elusive realm of autism.

Summers: The Courage to Say Yes to Wall Street?

Mike Lux | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Larry Summers is the wrong guy for the wrong job at the wrong time. This pick is terrible politics and worse substance.

It Just Takes Everything We're Not Doing Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.

Jane Austen Weekly: Spare Me the Political Narrative

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Unlike the typical politician, Austen always signals the artificiality of her narratives. If only political narratives -- or all the pundits insisting we need them -- could be as honest. But what politician says, "enjoy the artificiality of my American success story?"

Suskind's Confidence Men Raises Questions About Obama's Credibility

Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

The higher Barack Obama soars with his populist rhetoric, the more he calls attention to the enormous gap between the promise of hope and change that he campaigned on in 2008 and the actions he has taken as president -- especially regarding the economy.

Wishful Thinking for a Hillary Clinton Presidency Is Based On Faulty Premises

Asher Smith | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Asher Smith

Much of the pining for Hillary Clinton seems to be premised on mis-targeted liberal nostalgia for a version of Bill Clinton's presidency that never happened.

Bare Bones Obama

Michael Brenner | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Ron Suskind's account of the Obama administration is a marker of our times. It reveals a President of the United States unable to perform responsibly the duties of his high office and the costly consequences.

As Obama Mishandles the Economy, Pundits Misjudge the Politics

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

About bare-knuckled politics, Beltway commentators have little to say. Ezra Klein gives us the inevitable, inexorable, crippling worldview in which the people don't exist, except in Pew polls.

To Be With the 99%, President Obama Must Fire Tim Geithner

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

I find it laughable to hear President Obama's spokesperson talking about how his campaign represents the 99%.

The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?

Obama's Incoherent Economic Policy-Making

Robert Lenzner | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Lenzner

The only conclusion you can reach from reading Ron Suskind's Confidence Men, an informal history of Wall Street and the White House under Barack Obama, is one of childish rivalries, a lack of decisiveness and follow-through.

Review: Ron Suskind's Confidence Men

Brad DeLong | Posted 11.25.2011 | Business
Brad DeLong

Two and a half years ago I would have given long odds that Ron Suskind's 
book would provide me with a lot of the answers to the questions I had about why the Obama economic team chose the policies it did. Unfortunately, it does not.

Both Sides Now: Obama's "Math" Adds Up To "Happy Warrior"?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Obama's Martin Luther moment? The wealthiest earn twice the share of national income yet enjoy tax rates a third lower over past 30 years. Given economic emergency, time to increase rates and close loopholes? On BSN, Matalin and Rosen half agree.

Tyler Kingkade

'The President Doesn't Dispute Any Of It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed his administration to break up Citibank early during his tenure but was thwarted by Treasury Secretary Tim...

MSNBC Host Grills Author About Disputed Obama Book In Tense Chat

Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

Note: this post was updated to include more information about Ron Suskind's communications with Anita Dunn over her statement about the White House. ...

President's Policies Are Great for Women

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

This President not only supports women and the issues that impact them on a daily basis, but puts policies in place to help women and their families thrive. Questioning his commitment is sadly misplaced.

Sam Stein

Ron Suskind Accuses White House Of Trying To 'Kick Up Dust'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The roll-out of an explosive new book about the Obama administration's failings and early management of the economic crisis has devolved...

Sam Stein

Ron Suskind, Anita Dunn Dispute Account Of White House's Woman Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over whether the Obama White House has been a hostile work place for women devolved on Tuesday into a sharp dispute over repo...

WATCH: Mika's Tense, Frosty Discussion With Ron Suskind

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Media

Mika Brzezinski had a very frosty conversation with author Ron Suskind about some of the more explosive allegations in his new book about the Obama ad...

Advice for the Candidates: Is James Carville Right About President Obama?

David Helfenbein | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

James Carville may be right: Obama ran on hope and change. And right now we desperately need change.

New Book: Geithner Ignored Obama Order On Banks

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — A new book offering an insider's account of the White House's response to the financial crisis says that U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim ...

General Ricardo Sanchez Calls for War Crimes Truth Commission - VIDEO UPDATE

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

Last night, General Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of all coalition forces in Iraq, became the first senior military officer from the Iraqi theater to call for a truth commission.

Who Authorized The Torture of Abu Zubaydah?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

For the defendants of the use of torture by U.S. forces -- still led by former Vice President Dick Cheney -- this has been a rocky few weeks.

Jason Linkins

Ron Suskind: Torture Employed To Alleviate White House 'Frustration' In Run Up To War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Media Monitor Brian C. comes this segment from last night's Rachel Maddow Show, which began with the host stressing the need to "disambiguate" the...

Why the War Crimes?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The reporting that Abu Zubaydah wasn't the feared number 3 of Al-Qaeda, was -- or should be -- the last step in removing the scales from the eyes of all but the Cheney retainers.