Americans love to watch football, no matter their political persuasion. But it turns out that there's a developing divide among red and blue Americans when it comes to whether they let their children play football.
New York Times economic columnist David Leonhardt joins The Takeaway this morning with a look back at President Obama's speech to Congress and a look ahead to the budget President Obama will release on Thursday.
Will this trillion dollar infusion save the economy? This morning we've invited writer David Leonhardt to the show. He writes the Economic Scene column for The New York Times and he's agreed to let us pick his brain a little this morning.
Washington is obsessed with stimulus plans and bailouts. In this Sunday's magazine, the New York Times' David Leonhardt argues that the U.S. economy will eventually recover. He joins us to discuss how quickly the economy should grow as it bounces back.
A homeowner bailout now looks more likely than ever. Both presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, are floating plans to help homeowners stuck with bad mortgages and the threat of foreclosures. But is that the best solution to the problem?
In a conversation the New York Times' David Leonhardt, Barack Obama laid out some unorthodox fixes for the nation's economic problems. Among the proposals, Obama would call for the end of short-term economic thinking and says government should help all citizens get connected to, and succeed in, the global market.