After reporting US politics and economics for forty years, Nation national affairs correspondent William Greider still considers himself an optimist. Appearing as a guest on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Greider discusses the promise of the American people and their crucial role in reforming government.
Obama is on the brink of bringing significant reforms for workers to government contractors.
A big deficit-reduction program would destroy the economy two years into the Great Crisis.
Banks do have a license to steal. There is no other way to read Tuesday's report from the New York state comptroller that bonuses for Wall Street financiers rose 17 percent to $20.3 billion in 2009.
How could Barack Obama have ended up, one year later, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt began?
Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes explains why Republicans have been spewing criticisms of the stimulus money while simultaneously supporting the achievements it has made in their own states.
"Buyer's remorse" is the way John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' fundraiser, gleefully refers to Wall Street moguls' current disenchantment with the US president they thought they had bought.
Obama's endorsement of what he calls the 'Volcker Rule' for once puts him squarely on the side of ordinary Americans as opposed to the banking bandits who have so thoroughly fleeced the public.
A freeze on discretionary spending may poll well, but it endorses ignorance of how the federal government spends its money.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was summoned to testify before the House yesterday to answer two questions: why did he sign off on AIG paying full value on insurance for bad assets, and what was his role in the decision not to disclose that?