The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.
Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.
Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?
The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.
Proposed new FBI rules pose a threat to civil libeties and the democratic movement for change.
The failure to enact a big enough economic stimulus is the biggest reason the country's in this mess. Obama and the movement that led to his election were too young; the victory was too new and fragile.
Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights, fighting for a massive jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.
The meetings were apparently a response to pressure on the administration to back off of its aggressive immigration enforcement efforts.
What's the budget debate about? Obama put the question of "how to balance the budget" in the context of "what kind of country will we be?"
What to do in a hostage crisis? Sometimes it seems there are no good choices. Giving in to the demands may save the hostage's life for now, but it encourages the terrorist to try again.