Barack Obama and John McCain are both using the recent Wall Street mess to argue they are the only candidate capable of sorting out the mess and charting a better course for our economy. McCain says he would have fired SEC Chairman Christopher Cox while Obama insists McCain is appealing to our fears in an effort to win votes. So which one is right? And which candidate do you trust to handle the economy?
Archives for September 2008
The U.S. economy has a proven ability to bounce back – from the Savings and Loans scandal to the bursting of the tech bubble. So why might it be a lot harder to pick up the pieces after the mortgage meltdown? Check out the piece by Steve Malanga of Real Clear Markets and the Manhattan Institute and share your thoughts with us!
Listen to Greg’s interview with Malanga on the tough road back for Wall Street.
The latest national survey from Zogby International shows Democratic nominee Barack Obama slightly ahead of Republican John McCain. What’s responsible for the minor shift? Is there a momentum swing or just a slight lessening of the McCain bounce? What do you think?
Don’t miss the day’s top stories…from the unease on Wall Street to the political rhetoric on the economy to a changing of the guard in Iraq. Listen to the biggest stories from Wednesday!
There is a new multinational commander in Iraq. Gen. Ray Odierno takes over, following Gen. David Petraeus who drastically changed the course of the war. What made Petraeus a success? What does Odierno bring to the job? What should we expect from Petraeus as he oversees Iraq and Afghanistan? Tell us what you think of the changes and what we should expect in the months ahead.
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed energy legislation that has virtually no chance of actually becoming law. Democrats say they are allowing for some more offshore drilling but the bulk of their plan is to invest in renewable energy over the long term. Republicans argue this plan gives us no additional energy and new taxes. Which side is right? And how are the high gas prices impacting you? Tell us!
Another week brings more uncertainty to the financial world. Just days after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch was saved by Bank of America, the Feds are bailing out insurance giant AIG to the tune of $85 billion. This all stems from the mortgage crisis, but what is really responsible for the mortgage crisis? Should the government be this active in rescuing these major firms? And does this mean trouble or the chance for some real bargains for your portfolio? Tell us what you think!
Barack Obama and John McCain have little in common as they debate the issues, but some Republicans and Democrats are gathering in Florida this week to search for common ground. How urgent is the need for real reform and where might some consensus be found?
Listen to Greg’s interview with Clark Judge, former presidential speechwriter and one of the organizers of the bipartisan event.
After years of diplomatic efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is failing to allow inspections and the specter of a nuclear Tehran is closer to becoming reality. So why has diplomacy failed? What would it take for Iran to stand down? And what should our policy be for the larger Middle East?
Listen to Greg’s interview with longtime Ambassador Edward Djerejian and share your thoughts on how to resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran.
Republicans are very enthused for the home stretch of this campaign. Why are they so excited about Sarah Palin joining the McCain ticket? What must McCain and Palin do to emerge victorious in November?
Share your thoughts on those questions and listen to Greg’s interview with California Rep. Dan Lungren on the 2008 campaign and the congressional energy debate.