Post-crisis economic policies. Edmund Phelps, Center on Capitalism and Society
Replace Rahm Emanuel (and Larry Summers). Leslie Gelb, Daily Beast. Interesting, though not entirely convincing. The fearsome four (Emanuel, Axelrod, Gibbs, Jarrett) sure have a case to answer. (I think Gibbs is a disaster.) But whether Obama’s troubles are their fault or his is debatable. He decides how to use them, and whether to listen to others. The piece says Summers has to go, but fails to say why. My guess is that Obama should have paid more attention, not less, to Summers.
Possibility of a Republican Senate. Sean Trende, RCP
Time for Financial Reform Plan C. Alan Blinder, WSJ