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Executive Branch

Executive Branch news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 30, 2009

    The Great Afghan Bailout

    As with AIG, the American people could end up 'owning' 80 percent of the Afghanistan-Pakistan project without ever 'nationalizing' it.

    Tom Engelhardt

  • March 27, 2009

    Three Mile Island, the NRC and Obama

    Thirty years after the Three Mile Island partial meltdown, the real nuclear power threat is the relicensing of old plants.

    Christian Parenti

  • March 26, 2009

    Geithnerism Must Go

    In the end, the treasury secretary's fate is less important than the fate of the economic principles he has championed.

    the Editors

  • March 25, 2009

    Our Ongoing Moral Collapse

    According to Chris Hedges, if Obama continues to listen to Geithner, Summers et al.--his presidency may be doomed.


  • March 25, 2009

    Obama’s Toxic Advisers

    Obama's nomination of Gary Gensler to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is yet another example of how the president has entrusted his economic policy to the wrong people

    Robert Scheer

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  • March 24, 2009

    Obama’s New Monopoly Set

    President Obama has invented a new board game that nobody can lose. But only Wall Street money men can play.

    William Greider

  • March 24, 2009

    How the Bailout Could Hurt Obama’s Agenda

    Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and New York Times columnist Thomas Freidman talk about how to fix the economy.


  • March 18, 2009

    The People’s Press Conference

    A new initiative empowers citizens to submit and rank questions for the president to answer.

    Ari Melber

  • March 16, 2009

    Pakistan in Turmoil

    Pakistan's Chief Justice is restored after protests rock Lahore, but questions remain about the stability of President Asif Ali Zardari--and new challenges for the Obama administration.

    Barbara Crossette

  • March 11, 2009

    Science and Supposition

    The new Obama protocols on scientific research will influence not just stem cells but climate change, genetics, sex education and food safety.

    Patricia J. Williams