What the Indianapolis 500 Says About America

dario franchitti

*+-Tom Hall: The Tea Party Republican candidate is now beloved because he lies, rather than despite his lies. The concept that a political leader can lie with impunity has become a badge of success.

What’s the Economy for Anyway?

tim geithner

*+-Robert Reich: The biggest problem is that corporate money is undermining democratic institutions in the name of better deals for consumers and investors.

Whom Do You Trust?

blackwater

*+-Steve Hochstadt: Those who want government to go away, or at least get a lot smaller, seem to have two ideas about how to shrink government: Cut out the “waste” and let private companies take over many of its functions. Their assumption is that the private sector can do these jobs better and cheaper. Is that true?