William Greider

William Greider is national affairs correspondent for The Nation. He is author of "Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country" and, most recently, "Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country."

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:30am
But Is Hillary Ready for Us?
The “Ready for Hilary” campaign has launched a not-very-subtle courtship of discontented Democrats, those leftish liberal activists who yearn for anybody but another Clinton. The not-yet candidate herself spoke to their concerns indirectly when she recently addressed the Silicon Valley Conference...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:00am
Why Is No One Talking About the GOP’s Plan to Send Millions of Disabled Americans Into Poverty?
Despite their virtues, many conservative Republicans have an unfortunate habit of picking on the weak and disadvantaged, slandering the people least able to fight back. We saw a glimpse of this callousness in Mitt Romney’s disparagement of the “47 percent” who are “takers” living off the hard-...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:15pm
Should We Impeach Chief Justice John Roberts?
Republicans like to talk about impeaching President Obama, but there is a far more deserving candidate for impeachment—Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court. While the Republicans in Congress have blocked Democrats from enacting much of substance, the GOP majority in control of the Court...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:30am
What Would Bernie Do?
Whether or not Senator Bernie Sanders decides to run for president in 2016, we can count on him to serve as creative provocateur. The political gremlins hired to manage candidates and campaigns set out to limit the content of public debate so as not to inconvenience their clients with awkward...
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:30am
Obama’s Long War in the Middle East
Do not be misled by White House double-talk: the United States is embarking on another Long War in the Middle East. This one will belong to Barack Obama, and it may extend beyond his presidency. Secretary of State John Kerry said as much. “It may take a year. It may take two years. It may take...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:15pm
Obama’s Free Trade Agreement Ignores the Scandal of Rana Plaza
On the editorial pages of the Washington Post, the White House chief of staff was trying to pump up some enthusiasm for its still secret trade agreement among a dozen nations, the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership. But at The New York Times, the editorial writers were getting off the team. The...
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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 3:04pm
Spy Agencies, Not Politicians, Hold the Cards in Washington
I am addicted to House of Cards, the British and American versions, but I suggest that both TV series have been looking at the wrong game.
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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:14am
Why the Federal Reserve Needs an Overhaul
The Federal Reserve is celebrating its 100th birthday with due modesty, given the Fed’s complicity in generating the recent financial crisis and its inability to adequately resuscitate the still-troubled economy. Woodrow Wilson signed the original Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913. Eleven months later, the Federal Reserve System’s twelve regional banks opened for business.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 8:43am
Happy New Years, Losers
Chief Justice Roberts wishes a Happy New Year to all those losers who will not get healthcare insurance, thanks to his clever reading of the Constitution. There are 4.8 million of these losers, and 2.6 million of them are people of color, black and Hispanic mainly. Not that the Chief Justice and his right-wing colleagues on the Supreme Court would make racist distinctions. No, no, no. They assure us their decision is solely driven by a matter of high comstittional principle—states’ r ights.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:17pm
Reviving the Fight for Single-Payer
When the media frenzy subsides and Republicans run out of scare stories, the country will be faced with the most important question about Obamacare: Can it deliver what it promised?
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