Flickr / Samory Santos
The challenge of our time is to re-create America as a middle-class nation. [This is Marie Cocco’s last column.]
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The votes of lawmakers are so routinely purchased by corporations that it takes a scandal of unusual proportions to generate news coverage.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
The fevered urgency with which the bailout was pushed by the Bush administration and enacted by the Democratic Congress last year has been followed by dithering in the midst of the employment crisis.
Posted on Oct 7, 2009
If it wins an upcoming battle in the Supreme Court, the gun lobby is prepared to challenge every gun control law enacted at any level of government.
Posted on Oct 5, 2009
The Senate Finance Committee’s health care debate has given Michael Moore hours of footage for his next cinematic assault on the system.
Posted on Oct 1, 2009
AP / Lynne Sladky
With the arrest of Najbullah Zazi, the man allegedly behind the biggest terror plot since 9/11, the truth is clearer than ever: Law enforcement stops terrorism. Not secret island prisons.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
Sen. Max Baucus’ health care plan would shift massive amounts of tax money away from traditionally blue states.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Finally, a health care proposal George W. Bush could love. Sen. Max Baucus’ idea to tax “Cadillac” insurance plans has been pushed by Republicans for years.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
We are warned it is dangerously protectionist to enforce existing trade laws against China’s cheap tire surge, but Obama is obligated to do so—and for good reason.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
AP Photo / Toby Talbot
Overlooked in the health care debate is the recently reconfirmed fact that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are working better than ever.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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