NYT: Facing Midterms Blowout, White House Wonders If It Needs a Political Strategy

By: Monday September 20, 2010 9:40 am

If there are any progressives left, it’s time for them to acknowledge that the Obama Administration is systematically destroying their brand.


Stimulus Is Not a Bad Word and John M. Keynes Was Smarter than John Boehner

By: Saturday September 11, 2010 6:00 pm

Three (sorta) “positive” stories about economic stimulus all came together in the last couple of days. They suggest that even when the forces of darkness are trying their hardest to make us stupid, it’s possible we can actually sort out the truth.

Peter Orszag Thinks the Rich Need Tax Breaks More Than the Unemployed Need Jobs

By: Tuesday September 7, 2010 9:52 am

Former OMB Director Peter Orszag gives us an absurd argument for why we should extend Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent of Americans for another two years but end the Bush tax cuts for everyone by 2013. To get there, Orszag has to ignore both economics and fairness and use logic and political arguments only when convenient.

An Open Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman

By: Thursday September 2, 2010 7:03 am

Despite at least $3 trillion in government spending aimed at stimulating the economy, a multitude of economic indicators now show that the economy is poised to slip into a double dip recession. In order to stave off another dip into further recession Congress and the Obama Administration need to direct federal funds to small businesses.

PIMCO’s Bill Gross Blows Up the Housing Finance Conference By Promoting Mass Mortgage Refinancing

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 4:46 pm

The debate over the housing finance crisis takes place along the backdrop of 300,000 foreclosures a month and no credible plan to arrest that. It’s like arguing about where to build the bedroom in the renovation of a two-story house while it’s on fire. Policymakers haven’t done the job, simply put. And the only one thinking creatively about solutions to the crisis, or at least solutions to the intersecting jobs crisis, is PIMCO bond investor Bill Gross.

WaPo’s Pearlstein Catches Deficit Hysteria Syndrome, Becomes Incoherent

By: Friday June 11, 2010 7:30 am

Until today’s column, the Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein had been largely immune from the mind numbing symptoms of deficit hysteria syndrome. That disease has already incapacited the brains of everyone else at the Post. But now it seems he’s become incoherent, simultaneously babbling in conflicting tongues.

Looking for Reasons to Believe in 2010

By: Friday January 1, 2010 3:31 pm

On how the Obama administration has fallen short of the Obama campaign’s image of grassroots populism.

Stimulus Scenarios: Size, Composition, and Jobs

By: Sunday February 8, 2009 9:32 am

Presentation of 6 stimulus scenarios and their job creation potentials

Clueless “Centrist” Senators Debate How to Make Stimulus Fail

By: Friday February 6, 2009 12:53 pm

After Harry Reid announced the Senate would defer voting on the stimulus bill until Friday, a group of clueless “centrist” Senators continued meeting to find ways to make the stimulus bill less effective and a depression more likely. And they may succeed.

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