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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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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Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 8:25am
Remembering Larry Goodwyn
With his usual directness, Professor Lawrence Goodwyn told his doctor to tell the truth. How long did he have? Weeks, months, the doctor said. My old friend and Nell Goodwyn, his wife, shared the news. A great historian was dying, I realized, the teacher who has been my lodestar for more than a generation.
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Monday, October 21, 2013 - 2:55pm
The $13 Billion JPMorgan Settlement Is a Good Start—Now Someone Should Go To Jail
JPMorgan Chase, the star of mega-banks, is up against the wall at the Justice Department, trying to settle its myriad crimes for $13 billion. That’s real money, even for a trillion-dollar bank. So this is progress.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:41am
No More Second Chances for Larry Summers
Among his other outstanding attributes, Lawrence Summers is perhaps most distinguished by his mendacity. I have encountered this up close over the years in interviews. He bristles and turns nasty when his assertions are challenged.
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