Healthy Hospitals: Reforming the System in the Middle of the Financial Crisis

By boldly targeting the 'special interests' opposition to many of his proposed programs, the Obama administration makes these changes possible. The special corporate interests in the health care industry, for example, must also be confronted.


Obama and Roosevelt: A Comparison of the First 100 Days

Rome, as the old truism goes, wasn’t built in a day. Or in 100 days. Neither was the New Deal government led by Franklin Roosevelt of the 1930s, which eventually accepted and implemented major reforms in the interest of labor and the whole American people.


The First 100 Days and the Environment

Obama’s short time in office has been filled with action, and many of those actions will positively affect the environment and US environmental policy.


Geithner’s 100 Days at Treasury

Most leading economists, international financial agencies, and heads of sovereign finance ministries agree with the assessment of the World Bank in its Global Monitoring Report 2009 (released April 2009) that the world economy is in the “severest crisis since the Great Depression.”

Eleven Talking Points on 21st Century Socialism

The current discussion around socialism in left and progressive circles in the U.S. needs to be placed in a more substantive arena. This is an effort to do so. I take note in advance of the criticism that the following eleven working hypotheses are rather dry and formal.

Taxpayer Rage Builds over Credit Card Abuses

With the U.S. economy in dire straits, Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama are turning their attention to stopping credit card abuses, including high interest rates, fees, and other practices that are affecting millions of U.S. households.

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