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Attack of the killer Cheneys

The headline on CNN was "Cheney Attacks!" Correspondent Tom Foreman commented that, "even in the bare- knuckle world of Washington these days, this was a remarkably sharp attack by the…

For a little levity, turn to God

As a typical newspaper is full of doom and gloom, the point of my column -- and perhaps I should have explained this earlier -- is to attempt to lighten…

From bad to worse in one day

On a single day filled with staggering sums, the Obama administration, Federal Reserve and Senate attacked the deepening economic crisis Tuesday with actions that could throw as much as $3…

When in doubt, blame Wall Street

President Barack Obama accused Wall Street of seeking an "easy" way out of the financial mire, after the announcement of his new industry rescue…

Bankers set to defend their actions

Bankers are set to appear before Congress today to defend a bailout package.

If Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner could get an earful of skepticism over the government's financial bailout…

Is Geithner up to the job?

It was a tough sell for Timothy Geithner, and he looked it.

The new treasury secretary read from the teleprompter on his right.…

Full throttle on economic woes

After fits and starts, the White House and Congress are moving on parallel tracks toward a new round of heavy intervention in the U.S.…

Honest Abe and today’s pols

The Tom Daschle episode has this peculiar capacity: it manages to shock us, but not to surprise us. The shock is only momentary. How could a seasoned public official or…

Choosing between two Americas

Six years ago I wrote a book called "Uncle Sam's Plantation." I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and…

Bush paid too much for bailout

The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks…