The stimulus act was a success — and we need another

Many of the things Republicans are saying today about the stimulus bill are predicated on a similar and presumably deliberate misunderstanding: that the legislation was meant to permanently fix the economy.

  • George Zornick
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  • Feb 17, 2014

January may be do-or-die for jobless benefits

The Reed-Heller bill’s prospects look dim, and there will be pressure to turn to other legislation that have a better chance of success.

  • George Zornick
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  • Dec 31, 2013

Memo to Dems: This fall, get it right

In the coming budget fights, Dems must be willing to play serious hardball, even if the consequences appear terrifying.

Obama vows to use bully pulpit to break the austerity curse

The president gives a big speech on the economy designed to reframe the battles over spending coming this fall.

Yes, Obama should `pivot’ to jobs

The President's upcoming series of speeches on the economy is all about setting the stage for the coming "austerity" battles over the debt ceiling and the budget.

Make strong case that spending cuts hurt economy, Mr. President!

Obama must use his State of the Union speech to make a forceful case about the relationship between government spending and economic recovery.

How Obama made good on the promises of his first inaugural

Expect a second inaugural speech that's less exciting than the first.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jan 21, 2013