• President Obama

    Obama Hits Republicans, Wall Street in Populist Speech

    President Barack Obama blasted his Republican foes and Wall Street on Tuesday as he portrayed himself as a champion of the middle class and laid out in the starkest terms yet the populist themes of his 2012 re-election bid.
  • Obama Gets Real

    For most of his time as a national political figure, Barack Obama has been careful to cloak his core socialist leanings behind a veil of pro-capitalist rhetoric. This makes strategic sense, as Americans still largely identify as pro-capitalist. However, based on his recent speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, the President appears to have reassessed the political landscape in advance of the 2012 elections. Based on the growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the recent defeat of Republicans in s...
  • U.S. Downplays Suggestions of Containing China's Rise in Asia-Pacific

    Taking A Cue From Occupy Wall Street, Democrats Make Populist Push

    Occupy Wall Street's reverberations have finally crossed into the political realm, as prominent Democrats at all levels of government -- from the president to Congress to state houses -- have begun echoing the movement's lambasting of the under-representation of the poor and the unemployed and capitalism's ills.