President Obama's episode of Mythusters, aimed at getting teens interested in science and math, airs Wednesday night on the Discovery Channel.
Republicans have no intention of stimulating the economy. They want it to fix itself. Of course, that didn't work during the Great Depression.
There's a strong case to be made for battling secondary deflation – the fall in prices that can occur when people try to liquidate too much debt.
Robert Reich responds to critiques of his columns and his latest book, Aftershock.
Like Herbert Hoover's treasury secretary, House Minority Leader John Boehner thinks tough-love spending cuts will end the recession. It didn't work in 1929 and it won't work today. What it will do is hurt the poorest even more.
Government economists claim the economy would be worse without their stimulus package. We'll never know.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A newly renovated Anderson Cottage at the Old Soldier's Home is also known as Lincoln's Cottage in Washington. For three summers Abraham Lincoln and his family retreated to the cottage in a military complex on the outskirts of Washington. It is believed he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation there, and this is where he heard the news of the Union victory at Gettysburg.
At a time when 15 million Americans have no job at all, we should be indignant about pro athletes like LeBron James earning more than $15 million a year.