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Hillary and Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton is trying to recast herself as the future president of the people—but she’ll need more than a PR campaign to erase her long-standing ties to Wall Street.

Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

That Lawrence Summers and Bill Clinton, the president he served as treasury secretary, can still get away with disclaiming responsibility for our financial meltdown is an insult to reason.

In the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake last year, the Clinton Foundation funded the construction of hundreds of highly toxic, moldy, searingly hot emergency shelter trailers.

Bill Clinton in Leogane, Haiti

Structurally unsafe and laced with formaldehyde, the "hurricane-proof" classroom trailers installed by the Clinton Foundation in Haiti came from the same company being sued for sickening Hurricane Katrina victims.

Does Bill Clinton still not grasp that the current economic crisis is in large measure his legacy?

Bill Clinton embraced the corporate money guys in an effort to purchase a second term. On Tuesday, Barack Obama veered sharply down that same course.

While Obama is scorned for relying too heavily on Clintonista alums for policy direction, the whitewashing of the Clinton legacy is on in earnest.

Blogs

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

In The Nation Jonathan Schell laid to rest any comparisons between Clinton’s crimes, such as they were, and those of Richard Nixon.

January 7, 2015

Have the media grown up half as much as Monica Lewinsky?

May 12, 2014

Everybody loves the former president. But he was no De Blasio Democrat.

January 2, 2014

Twitter messages are bubbling up to the President.

September 10, 2012

Clinton may be explainer-in-chief, but he left out the gaping hole welfare reform has made in the safety net.

September 6, 2012

Republicans did not want to mention their former president in Tampa. But in Charlotte Democrats followed their former president’s lead. And it could take them all the way in November.

September 6, 2012

The president returned to the battleground state of Wisconsin and gave a well-received speech. But he avoided hot-button labor issues and the trade and industrial policies that are needed to really renew manufacturing.

February 16, 2012

SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—is one of the strongest threads in our increasingly tattered safety net. But Gingrich started taking whacks at the program in 1995, and now his House Republican descendants are doing the same.

May 18, 2011

For progressive Democrats, the impending death of the Democratic Leadership Council is long overdue.

February 8, 2011