Catching up (3.16.2009)

Writing for CommonDreams, Robert Freeman wonders if the current situation in America compares to that found in Germany as the Weimar Republic concluded.

Writing for TomDispatch, Robert Dreyfus reviews the Charles Freeman incident and assesses its significance for American politics. He suspects — and rightly so — that Freeman's "defeat" at the hands of the Israel Lobby may have been the Lobby's "Waterloo."

Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo believes AIG chief executive Edward Liddy humiliated the Obama administration when he decided to pay what are unjustified bonuses to AIG executives.

MSNBC's Rachael Maddow provides her take on Stewart vs. Cramer:

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