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With the stock market surging and the economy growing, George W. Bush has begun touting the success of his tax cuts.

This essay, from the June 10, 1961, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the Kennedy Administration and/or the space race, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

The Democratic Party has come a long way from the "lockbox" economics of 2000.

Our political leaders are doing everything they can to fortify class inequality.

The unilateralist regime had met its match, at least on one issue.

Instead of blaming globalization for our economic ills, why not take it
over?

To gauge the level of hatred entertained by liberals for the Bush
Administration, take a look at the bestseller lists.

Enter the world of Paul Krugman, a world either dark (the eras of Bush I
and Bush II) or bathed in light (when Bill was king).

Week after week Bush and his people have been getting pounded by newly
emboldened Democrats and liberal pundits for having exaggerated the
threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his still-elusive w

It threatens the United States--and the world.

Blogs

A strong State of the Union address outlines plenty of important themes. But above all, it hits a prospective opponent where he is weakest.

January 24, 2012

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011