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Good etiquette for a bad economy

As you know, the best minds in Washington, D.C., are working to fix the economy. That strongly suggests to me that the recession is going to be around for a…

One in five homeowners in trouble with mortgages

One in five U.S. homeowners with mortgages owe more to their lenders than their properties are worth, and the rate will increase as housing…

Bush’s lust to become a dictator

The Obama Justice Department has released nine legal memos drafted in the aftermath of 9/11 that bypassed the Constitution to justify near-dictatorial powers for then-President Bush.

A memo for…

Memos detail how Bush ignored Constitution

In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration determined that certain constitutional rights would not apply as the U.S. stepped up…

Our problems go deeper than just the economy

It's difficult to find a noun or adjective related to the circumstance of disaster that hasn't been used to describe our current economic dilemma.

It's been called a "crisis"…

A wise politician should learn to just say ‘no’

If you are a prominent politician with big time ambitions, say like running for president, and someone approaches you about delivering your party's response to the incumbent chief executive's address…

Feds ready another deal to save Citigroup

The government is on the verge of closing a deal to significantly boost its ownership stake in Citigroup. In return, it will demand changes…

Trillion? Get used to that word

President Obama's new budget, unprecedented in size, scope and borrowed, money takes the federal government's finances into uncharted realms. Someone who never ran an enterprise larger than his Senate office…

Does focus on economy weaken our defenses?

Trillions of dollars in government spending might stabilize the economy, but for now it may…

Geithner slams bankers for bad judgment

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday scolded bankers for creating a damaging loss of confidence, but said nationalizing the banks was…