On Day One, Congress must present Obama with a bold stimulus plan focused on putting people to work, rebuilding infrastructure and expanding the productive capacity of the economy.
Taking on the Pentagon, with its mega-budget and its mega-power, may be the hardest task Barack Obama faces.
How millions of Obama volunteers can go to work for a progressive agenda.
Obama's too smart to allow the ideas of the past to define his presidency. Yet Timothy Geithner is an architect and enabler of the unfolding crisis.
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.