Opinion

The departure of Lawrence Summers and the fight for jobs

Whether and how the Obama economic team shifts after the departure of Summers will reflect much more than simply what the president would like to do.

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Jeers to fat assets, cheers for action on jobs

Fortune 500 companies are sitting on $1.18 trillion while Alan Simpson calls seniors "greedy geezers" - but cheers to the folks and organizations who are doing something about it.

Road trip in the heartland

My trip through the Great Plains was pretty tame compared to the travels of Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey, but this gray-haired son did make a few observations along the way.

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Is your town cutting libraries and closing pools?

DALLAS - In our town, small groups are forming to oppose local government cuts and layoffs - but the downside is, they are largely working against each other.

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The battle over Elizabeth Warren

Who is surprised that the banking industry is drawing a line in the sand to prevent the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer financial protection agency?

What the Times is not telling you

The Times muddies the water on taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and a few other things - are we surprised?

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Latest figures show slowing economic recovery

Hopefully, the weather this weekend will be a lot better than the economic news.

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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FDR and the New Deal for Beginners

This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.

Is the U.S. slouching toward Bethlehem?

Millions are saying: if this is a recovery, how much worse can hell be?

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