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When President George W. Bush assumed office, most of those disgruntled about the stolen election contented themselves with this thought: Given our system of checks and balances, given the gridlock in Washington, how much damage could be done? Now we knowRead more »
To the Editor:

In "Standing Accused: A Pillar of Finance and Charity," your Dec. 13 Business Day article about Bernard L. Madoff, arrested in a major fraud scheme, there was a striking emphasis on his being Jewish. It was not just once, or twicRead more »
Non, je ne regrette rien. - Edith Piaf

Purely to annoy President Bush's loyal supporters, all 10 or 12 of them, I propose that his administration's official theme song be sung in French.

Edith Piaf's immortal ballad loses something iRead more »
From sea to shining sea, America is suffering.

She is, however, afflicted with an avoidable condition she brought on herself, like a hangover. Only this one's interminable and internationally contagious.

She did it by choosing overRead more »

Last weekend, I was in Washington DC to accept the Kennedy Center Honors, and I noticed that the kiss between me and the "soon to be former" President Bush created quite a stir. The Today Show even proclaimed that it was a sign of the apocalypse. The timing is ironic. After eight years of President Clinton and on the cusp of at least four years of President Obama, I get selected to receive this prestigious awardaduring the Bush Administration. I have never met George W.Read more »

Last weekend, I was in Washington DC to accept the Kennedy Center Honors, and I noticed that the kiss between me and the "soon to be former" President Bush created quite a stir. Read more »

According to the annual Climate Change Performance Index published yesterday, the United States has third-worst record on tackling greenhouse gas emissions, just beating Saudi Arabia. Annual greenhouse emissions are now 17 percent higher than they were inRead more »
It's a little late in the game, but President Bush is showing evidence that he's concerned about his legacy as president.

White House press secretary Dana Perino, who told reporters that part of her job is to talk up Bush's record, said "thRead more »
Conservatives hail the incoming Obama administration appointments; progressives express misgivings. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill celebrates Barack Obama as "pragmatic," which she says may dismay some "on the left." David Corn says this isn't tRead more »
We long ago gave up hope that President Bush would acknowledge his many mistakes, or show he had learned anything from them. Even then we were unprepared for the epic denial that Mr. Bush displayed in his interview with ABC News's Charles Gibson the otherRead more »
The election's over. In a matter of weeks, Barack Obama will be our next president. Meanwhile, George W. Bush is the lamest of lame ducks. But that doesn't mean he's fading away harmlessly.Read more »
When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson initially presented his plan for the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) to Congress, it was three pages long and included no oversight mechanism, stating that decisions by the Secretary are "committedRead more »