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Pete Souza/The White House

Obama’s Next Economy: Why He Must Reframe the Economic Debate

When the applause among Democrats and recriminations among Republicans begin to quiet down the president will have to make some big decisions. The biggest is on the economy.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE


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The White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Victory Should Settle a Bitter Argument

Obama’s re-election was at once a deeply personal triumph and a victory for the younger, highly diverse and broadly progressive America that rallied to him. It was a result that ought to settle the bitter argument that ground the nation’s government to a near-standstill.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Charles Dharapak

How Could the Republicans Have Been So Stupid?

Record numbers of Latino voters almost certainly gave Obama Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania and, thus, the presidency.

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Don’t Let Barack Obama Break Your Heart

When Barack Obama was first elected to the White House in 2008, Tom Engelhardt penned a piercing essay warning American liberals against believing the president-elect was the change he claimed to be.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

Emily Bolevice

Down and Out at Rockaway Beach

Life lurched back into motion as power was restored to all but 5,800 Manhattan residences and businesses over the weekend. But prospects for a return to normalcy after Hurricane Sandy remained dim for some 130,000 people who call the Rockaways home.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

White House/Pete Souza


I suspect that when my life is over I will have had two opportunities to vote in a presidential election for a black man, and I intend to take both of them.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

Office of the Speaker/Bryant Avondoglio

Elections Are Shrinking

The voters in Ohio’s 8th District had better be happy with Republican Rep. John Boehner. They have no choice.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

White House/Lawrence Jackson

Rocky Anderson Decides Not to Get Arrested

Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson stood outside the White House on the eve of the election demanding that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder respond to the stripping away of American rights that began under George W. Bush and accelerated when Obama took office in 2008.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

Keeping the Storm at Bay

Here’s a proposed initiative for the next administration: Get the nation started on the surge barriers, flood walls and other big infrastructure projects that can protect our coastal cities from being ravaged by the next Hurricane Sandy.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE

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We the People, and the New American Civil War

The vitriol of the 2012 election is worse than the previous elections. Worse than the Palin-induced smarmy 2008. Worse than the swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.

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