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Did the press do a fair job on covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

The sight of Bill Clinton back at the White House podium defending tax cuts for the super-rich was more a sick joke than a serious amplification of economic policy.

Do Democrats compromise too much? Should they be more ideologically cohesive?

Will the tax deal result in Keynes-style stimulus? Washington Editor Christopher Hayes and Tyler Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, break down Keynesianism and what it says about Obama's tax cuts deal.

The payroll tax cut sounds attractive, but the consequences could prove deadly for the federal government's most popular program.

Republicans have spent their postelection victory lap fearmongering over the deficit. But now they've insisted all Bush tax cuts be extended, at great price to the national debt.

Obama got the Republicans to agree to an extension of unemployment insurance and a tax credit for low-income workers. As a progressive economist, I'm defending his deal.

Everyone knows that Obama wants to whack Social Security benefits to lure Republicans into a deal on raising taxes. In that case, keep Alan Simpson on the commission on reducing the federal deficit—his tasteless zingers are doing more harm than good.

How taxpayers are subsidizing BP's disaster through the Pentagon.


Obama's State of the Union speech did a lot right, but got one thing curiously wrong.

January 25, 2011

Did the press do a fair job covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

December 20, 2010

At the start of the next session of Congress, Senate Democrats can check Republican obstructionism by reforming the filibuster.

December 15, 2010

Reed talks media and Obama's tax cut compromise, and argues that the best political route doesn't always cut straight down the middle of the road.

December 9, 2010

The president said many objectionable things in selling his tax- cut plan, but his assertions about America's history of compromising was too much to stomach.

December 8, 2010

Reaction from Obama supporters shows strong opposition to the president's tax cut deal with the GOP.

December 8, 2010

Obama must realize he's fighting about more than tax cuts. It's a defining battle and he can win, if he'd just join it.

December 6, 2010

By flip-flopping on a key campaign pledge to end tax cuts for the wealthy, Obama will only embolden Republicans and deflate an already restless Democratic base.

December 6, 2010

Cutting taxes for millioniares doesn't create jobs or spur business growth. It just widens the gap between the rich and the rest of us. Who says? Millionaires who actually care about America.

November 22, 2010

At the very time when the social safety net is most needed, investors the world over are calling it a drag on the world economy. 

May 24, 2010