Whether and how the Obama economic team shifts after the departure of Summers will reflect much more than simply what the president would like to do.
Initiatives from above are important, but they cannot substitute for mass organization, action and unity at the grassroots level, with the working class at the core.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may be guilty of overstatement, but smart people will cull the grain of truth from his remarks.
The Senate yesterday to throw $600 more into the useless and hopeless project of "sealing" the U.S.-Mexican border. What a waste!
The Senate today set the stage to finally provide much needed aid to states to avoid teacher and other public employee layoffs, but only two Republicans voted for the measure.
How would members of the Obama administration have reacted to racist pressure from the Deep South in the early '60s?
$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?
When asked what time it was, Yogi Berra responded, "You mean, right now?" For those who are involved in politics, the question is "What's the political time of day, like right now?"
While the party in power usually gets the largest amount of corporate contributions, this year it's the Republicans who are racking up the Wall Street cash.
In a dramatic departure from the days when workers were scorned by the White House President Obama yesterday became the first president to issue a proclamation for Workers Memorial Day.