Jeremy Scahill on President-elect Obama's questionable foreign policy team. Plus: Bolano's 2666.
The Nation's Ari Melber discusses why the progressive netroots are somewhat unhappy with Obama's cabinet picks to date.
Wall Street was buoyed by the appointment of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. But that can't offset worries that deflation will compound our economic woes.
Obama would rather have his rivals inside the tent peeing out, while Americans want a government that urinates very far away from the tent.
Reject the old-boy network whose sexism, stupidity and greed helped drive our current financial crisis. How about Sheila Bair for Treasury Secretary?
To avoid the mistakes of the past, there are two basic criteria: First, no Wall Streeters; second, no one who helped create the current crisis.
Every sweetheart deal the Bush administration makes threatens to hobble Obama's ability to deliver on his promise of change.
Will Obama make good on his promise to end the war in Iraq?
If Democrats can succeed in improving people's lives, the electorate won't care whether the Obama administration governs from left, right or center.
The Nation's Dave Zirin joins Rachel Maddow to discuss potential abuses when government agencies are given carte blanche.