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Obama's first budget is an audacious plan to transform America. But in sad testament to how deeply we've fallen, it is not bold enough.
If it really is time for accountability, we should start by holding banks and financial institutions responsible for their actions and not allow them to rob us again with TARP II.
Obama's escalation threatens to make Bush's war his own. There's still time to change direction.
As the GOP chooses to be the party of No, Obama takes his case to a largely supportive nation. It's up to him to claim his mandate.
Is the watered-down stimulus bill a signal of a more ambitious agenda for Obama or a harbinger of reduced expectations?
The president has shown a troubling unwillingness to acknowledge the wrongs the Bush administration committed.
Don't exhaust the Treasury to keep insolvent financial giants alive. The government should liquidate failed banks, sell off their assets and let shareholders eat the dust.
Geithner was condescending, vague and infuriating as he lectured us on the troubled financial system, feeding a suspicion that he's still working for the other side.
If you still get those chatty e-mails from the Obama campaign, remind them that we voted for a community organizer from Chicago, not some hack carrying water for Wall Street.
Bipartisanship promises to be even harder to achieve on human rights than it is on a stimulus package. Two pending decisions at the United Nations will reveal the depth of the administration's commitment.