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The Bush-Obama strategy of throwing trillions at the banks to solve the mortgage crisis is a huge bust. Will the president be able to extricate us from this mess?
We're being robbed. A scathing report by the Treasury Department's inspector general says the TARP program is mismanaged and rife with potential fraud.
As government takes a larger role in business, political skills may matter more than business acumen. And ethics? Not so much.
The economic crisis requires a radical response--not revved-up consumerism.
Without significant federal action, affordable housing will become increasingly out of reach.
Activists demand a foreclosure freeze, renegotiated loans and a bailout for all.
As he drives his team of retreads, the challenge for Obama is to remain the agent of change who electrified the nation.
Brace yourself for a final, frantic stripping of public wealth as the Bush regime goes out the door.
Framing the financial crisis as a verdict on free-market fantasies, Obama can win with a mandate to end the war and build a better economy from the bottom up.
John McCain may have recently discovered his inner populist, but he has been pushing for deregulation all year.
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