Shying away from political union now means the collapse of the Euro, the common market and the growth and economies of scale it promises.
Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.
The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.
What will it take to save the core components of our social compact? The same thing that it took to win them. Here are six essential ingredients.
Obama's forceful speech and proposal for jobs before a joint session of Congress may well have been a turning point moment in his administration.
One part of the jobs program that President Obama will be presenting this week is an extension of the payroll tax reduction. Some activists and economists are opposing an extension, claiming that it will undermine Social Security. What should be done?
It's worth asking how the proponents of deficit-reduction - be they congressional Republicans or "deficit hawks" within the Obama administration - think that lower deficits will lead to increased growth and job creation in an economy mired in a severe slump.