Obama: Rhetoric or New Direction?
Gerald Epstein: Obama can’t use GOP Control of House as excuse for more Wall St. friendly appointments
Ray McGovern: Hearing exposes how little oversight the Senate Intelligence Committee exercises over the CIA
Jeff Cohen: Illusions about Obama and the myth of the need for bipartisanship are reasons why progressives and liberals must have a vigorous debate – there really is no choir
Dimitri Lascaris: Department of Justice under George Bush secured convictions of major figures from the business community in complex financial frauds and Obama and Holder have not done so following the worst epidemic of financial fraud in the modern era
James K. Galbraith: The positions taken in the Inaugural Address suggest a more serious approach to climate change and a defense of social programs