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Milestones

DIED Harvey Shapiro, 88, poet and author; as a New York Times editor, he suggested that Martin Luther King Jr. write what became "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."...

Morning Must Reads: Still

The U.S. added just 115,000 jobs in April, but BLS revises two prior months up. Unemployment dips to 8.1% thanks to a contracting labor force, now at its lowest...

No Joy in Greece Over the E.U.'s New Deal

The parade on Friday was supposed to commemorate Greece's resistance during World War II. Seventy-one years ago on this day, Greece refused to let Italy's...

An Enduring New Deal.

10,000 Approximate miles of highway constructed by the WPA from 1935 to '37 INFRASTRUCTURE THE NEW DEAL An array of projects and programs, including the...

A New Deal

Japan's lost decade is stretching into decades. It has been almost 20 years since the bursting of a mammoth property and stock bubble plunged the country into...

The U.S. Economy: Time for a Real Jobs Stimulus?

If the recession is over, as some economists say, why are so many people still unemployed? The so-called jobless recovery is raising an intriguing question:...

FDR's Lessons For Obama

Alas for countless pundits and inspirational speakers, it is apparently not the case that the Chinese word for crisis is spelled by joining the characters for...

The First 100 Days

March 4, 1933, was perhaps the Great Depression's darkest hour. The stock market had plunged 85% from its high in 1929, and nearly one-fourth of the workforce...

The Bad New Deal

President Barack Obama faces a daunting political reality: the world he envisioned in the spring and summer of 2008, when he was formulating his political...

The Trouble with Obama's New Deal

President Barack Obama faces a daunting political reality: the world he envisioned in the spring and summer of 2008, when he was formulating his political...

A New Deal for China?

China announced a huge economic stimulus package on Sunday, pledging to spend some 4 trillion renminbi — about $586 billion — on a wide range of moves designed...

A New Deal? Not Yet

The photo on the cover of your Nov. 24 issue is an O-bomination! Can we please wait to see how well the new President does before we canonize him? Joseph...

Beijing's Helping Hand

Last month, President Hu Jintao and China's cabinet formally unveiled an ambitious plan to build a New Socialist Countryside. Here are some of the goals of this...