Obama will win – prepare yourselves

Obama more than held his own on McCain’s home turf, foreign affairs, last evening and that, I believe, will be…

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While Rome Burned….Bailout Negotiations in Disarray

The same free market de-regulation ideology that got us into this financial crisis is now blocking the road to a…

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There is nothing progressive about opposing the Paulson/Bernanke Rescue Plan

The political knives are out for the Paulson/Bernanke rescue plan. Much of this is coming from what I will call…

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Why the Left Should Back Paulson….

The Paulson Plan is not well understood. It is not a bail-out of failing Wall Street companies. Those companies are…

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Did Bill Ayers Recruit Obama to Chair the Annenberg Challenge?

Updated 9/24: New statement by Deborah Leff contradicts documentary record on Ayers role in recruitment of Obama. Email from Rolling…

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Obama, Ayers and the Annenberg Challenge: Does Conservative Stanley Kurtz Get It Right?

As far as it goes, Stanley Kurtz of the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center and the National Review Online,…

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Ground Control to Major Tom: New York to Regulate Some Credit Default Swaps

The massive struggle to bring the value of derivatives down to earth is underway. The latest move is by the…

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Vallywood on extended vacation

As many Vallywood readers know I have taken a break from blogging here for the time being but after several…

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Obama/Ayers Update: What’s Wrong with Ben Smith at Politico?

To his credit Ben Smith at Politico.com has been one of the few who senses, correctly, that the MSM is…

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Rescuing Other People’s Money: State Capitalism the Order of the Day

Leave it to the British, who know a thing or two about the state, socialism and modern capitalism, to explain…

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