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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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Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.

July 23, 2013

Until men are also expected to take time away from work to be with children, workers of both genders face a vicious cycle.

July 8, 2013

With a 7.6 percent unemployment rate, and much higher youth unemployment, job creation must remain on the agenda.

July 2, 2013

From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.

July 1, 2013

The Senate’s last World War II veteran, who has died at age 89, fought for big, bold government investments in jobs and infrastructure. And he was right to do so.

June 3, 2013

The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.

April 28, 2013

Obama’s “chained CPI” saves only half of what the estate tax exemption loses. Do dead millionaires really matter more than Social Security?

April 25, 2013

Cheney and Rove are “essentially invisible” at Bush’s museum. But they sure weren’t during his presidency.

April 25, 2013

If you destroy one part of the social safety net, those in need will turn to what’s left.

March 28, 2013