Commentary - Most Recent
Mar 17, 2010
Sniping between Washington and Beijing over China's currency policy is continuing, with the Chinese claiming they've become a scapegoat for America's trade problems. But commentator David Frum says it's about time the U.S. said something.
Mar 10, 2010
Soon the Obama administration is expected to announce billions in extra federal funds for under-performing public schools. Commentator Robert Reich says the administration needs to do a lot more.
Mar 5, 2010
The White House's plan for financial regulatory reform has not gotten a warm reception so far in Congress. What are the chances of passage? Steve Chiotakis talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Feb 24, 2010
The Obama administration is seeking to slap limits on health insurance costs in response to a premium rate hike by insurer Anthem-Blue Cross. But commentator Robert Reich argues there's a better way.
Feb 19, 2010
Senate Democrats are supporting a $15 billion jobs bill, which is a small fraction of a pricier measure that had bipartisan support. Steve Chiotakis gets further analysis of the plan from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Feb 19, 2010
The Federal Reserve has raised the rate banks are charged for emergency loans. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about how markets are interpreting the Fed move and what this means for the future.
Feb 17, 2010
Fears about the state of peripheral eurozone countries have been shaking the markets. Commentator David Frum says President Obama should be paying close attention to how European leaders are managing the crisis.
Feb 10, 2010
Health care insurer Anthem Blue Cross has been getting a lot of attention for its decision to increase rates. Anthem customer and commentator Robert Reich says the company's move is a good argument for reform.
Feb 5, 2010
Regular people are saving more and spending less. While this is a rational response to a tumultuous economy, it's not necessarily the best thing for the country. Steve Chiotakis finds out why from Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Feb 3, 2010
Commentator David Frum just came back from a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela and sends along his observations about the curious state of its economy.