Third Way Perspectives
Archive for March, 2007
March 30th, 2007
As is now painfully apparent, President Bush responded to the wake up call on Iraq that the voters delivered in November by hitting the snooze button. Firing Donald Rumsfeld, the barest minimum of a response that he could offer, was as far as he was willing to go. Since then, it’s been stay the course, as he’s simply ignored the will of the American people and reality on the ground. More of the same failed strategy, and still no plan from his Administration to end the war in Iraq and put America back on the offensive against al Qaeda and its allies.
March 22nd, 2007
The New Rules Economy of today demands that individuals and families increasingly take charge of their own financial futures. It’s a major challenge and source of anxiety for middle-class families, who are coping with the shift away from traditional pensions toward 401(k)s, and for whom real wealth now means owning a stock portfolio as well as a home.
It’s an even bigger challenge for low-income families, for whom having even a small amount to save is a far bigger concern than how to save it.
March 13th, 2007
On March 6th, Assistant Majority Leader in the Senate, Dick Durbin, joined Third Way co-chairs Senator Evan Bayh and Senator Tom Carper in releasing a new Third Way report, Beyond Bush: A New Strategy of Constriction to Defeat al Qaeda and its Allies.
“This report puts the emphasis of US national security back where it belongs, on Al Qaeda,” Senator Durbin said. “How you define a problem dictates the policy response.”
We couldn’t agree more.