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The world is watching to see if the anti-austerity party Syriza can turn things around for Greece Success may inspire hope in the economically desperate across the globe -- and fear among the elites Success may inspire hope in the economically desperate across the globe—and fear among the elites.

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Although the recession has increased demand for social programs such as food stamps, welfare rolls have not kept pace with the drastic increase in human misery. Long story short: Welfare reform, launched 15 years ago in a booming economy, broke the system … (more)

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Former President Bill Clinton, the Democrat who brought you such miracles as welfare reform, NAFTA and “don’t ask, don’t tell,” has jumped into the fray over the tax cut deal, adding his support to the compromise worked out by President Obama with the Republicans. “I don’t believe there is a better deal out there,” Clinton said.

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