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Essayist, Yale English professor and TomDispatch contributor David Bromwich takes a careful accounting of the "sacked" and "saved" members of the Obama administration in an attempt to reveal the similarities between his presidency and George W. Bush's. (more)

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Two years into the Obama presidency and the economic data is still looking grim Don’t be fooled by the gyrations of the stock market, where optimism is mostly a reflection of the ability of financial corporations -- thanks to massive government largesse -- to survive the mess they created.

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The president's position that the tax cuts for those making less than $250,000 a year should be extended permanently is fiscally reckless.

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Peter Orszag is resigning his Cabinet-level position and possibly heading to the relative calm of a think tank. Orszag decided to leave before work on the next budget starts in earnest. A successor is likely to be promoted from within the administration.

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