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Sandy Weill on Squawk Box (540×405)

An Architect of the Crisis Recants–Sort of

I hope you weren’t sipping your morning coffee when you were watching CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Wednesday morning, because if you were you probably spilled it all over your pajamas.

There on live television was Sandy Weill, former chairman and CEO … More…

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress in 2011

Four Things We Got Right and Europe Didn’t

You hear it a lot in some circles: The US is heading down the same road as Greece, a basket case of an economy with huge debt and no hope.

And if we don’t address entitlement spending—primarily Medicare and Medicaid—our … More…

Fox News Debate

Gingrich and Romney Hang in, But Paul Falls

Thursday night’s Fox News Republican presidential debate marked the official end of the 2012 campaign’s pre-season. The opening night kickoff is January 3rd at the Iowa caucuses.

The debate, extremely well moderated by a smart, well-prepared team of Fox … More…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Is Rick Perry Too Extreme for Independents?

Two new polls on Wednesday put Texas Gov. Rick Perry comfortably in the lead for the GOP presidential nomination among Republican voters. His margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the former front runner, was a cushy 12 or 13 … More…

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

What Ben Bernanke Won't Tell You

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has often spoken of the need for the US to get its fiscal house in order, though he’s steered clear of prescribing specific measures to accomplish it.

On Tuesday, he actually did something about it: … More…

Where Liberals Failed

“To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea but in the course of recent history”—former Sen. George McGovern, (defeated) Democratic presidential candidate, 1972.

Liberalism has two … More…

Where Conservatives Failed

“The [Bush] aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’

“‘That's not the way the world really More…

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Who We Are and What We're About

Independents are the largest political bloc in the US, but our views occupy only a small part of the national conversation.

Why? Because cable news and the blogosphere—the principal public outlets for political discourse in this country—are sharply polarized between … More…