In the media frenzy over Obama's recent tax deal, few have mentioned the host of tax extenders and sweeteners that will end up costing the country billions of dollars.
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.
America doesn't have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem.
The administration is promoting failed law enforcement programs as economic stimulus.
GOP leaders are going to the mat for the wealthy while abandoning those who lost their jobs because of Wall Street's recklessness.
Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?
Washington should be in a tizzy over the jobs crisis. Instead, the establishment's going ballistic over a problem that's been blown way out of proportion.
The Fed will purchase a massive number of Treasury bonds. That should prevent deflation—but it won't do enough for consumers.
Former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill, whose push for radical deregulation of the banking industry did so much to create our financial crisis, seems to be faring quite well in our shattered economy.
Obama's Asia trip was declared a failure, but that's an oversimplification: it was also a chance for the US to reconnect with India and Indonesia, and there Obama did well.