Robert Reich: Where Government Spending Should be Trimmed — And Why It’s Necessary to Fast-Track Universal Health CareApril 20, 2009 Republicans seem hell bent on becoming a tiny, whacky minority. Obama should stop trying to court them and fast-track health care.
Robert Reich: Why We’re Not at the Beginning of the End, and Probably Not Even At the End of the BeginningApril 11, 2009 President Obama has begun urging Americans to refinance their homes so they can save money and start spending again, and the nation's biggest banks are claiming their operations are profitable this year. But, this is only because of the flood of money the Fed put into the economy, not because we've reached the beginning of the end.
John Sevigny: Pierre Toutain-Dorbec’s ‘Confronting the Past – The Aftermath of the Khmer Rouge Regime’April 2, 2009 “Straight” portraiture is one of humanity’s oldest art forms, with the first known example made 27,000 years ago on a cave wall in France. But in spite of its long history, portraiture is one of the most difficult art forms to “get right.” The photographs of Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, like the paintings centuries before by Diego de Velazquez, do just that.
Although investigations into the hyper-violent 22-day war should be done, Israel, along with all states and non-state belligerents, must go further and review the weapons they use and how they use them.