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  1. 2008
    Steve Bannon on How 2008 Planted the Seed for the Trump Presidency“That lit a match, and the explosion was Trump.”
  2. 2008
    Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith on Why We Didn’t See the 2008 Crash Coming“People forget how petrified everybody was at the time.”
  3. How Tim Geithner Won a War on Financial Terror — and Lost the PeaceThe 2008 crisis demanded bold political leadership and radical reforms. We got “financial first responders” instead.
  4. 2008
    Sheila Bair on What Hasn’t Changed Since the Great Recession“The financial system we have is basically the financial system we had in 2008.”
  5. 2008
    Barney Frank on His Regrets From the Great Recession“All the money went to banks, none went to homeowners.”
  6. 2008
    What a Foreclosure-Boat-Tour Operator Saw During the Great Recession“It breaks my heart to see what I had to do to a guy who had nowhere to go.”
  7. 2008
    We Are Still Living in the Ruins of the 2008 CrashTen years after Wall Street’s doomsday, how the financial meltdown broke the modern world and left us living in this one.
  8. the great recession
    Frank Rich: In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American DreamThe Great Recession has proved to be a more lasting existential threat to the country than the 9/11 terrorist attack.
  9. select all
    Twitter Was Better in 2008, So Let’s All Just Live ThereTen years ago, barely anybody used Twitter, and those who did didn’t know what it was for. It was great!
  10. paulitics
    Ron Paul Does Not Exist, Part MXII [Updated]According to the ‘Times’, at least.
  11. early and often
    The GOP Could Guarantee Obama’s Defeat Just by Fiddling With the Electoral College [Updated]This is very bad news for President Obama.
  12. old friends
    At Long Last, John McCain Has Won the Battle of the EarmarksLast night Obama vowed to veto any bills with earmarks, which is what McCain has been saying for years.
  13. early and often
    Hillary and Barack: ‘Experiencing’ Our Voter AngerToday Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama got into some real elbow-jostling over the economy. Clinton implied that Obama didn’t have her level of experience to manage it, and Obama shot back that he wasn’t sure “exactly what experiences she’s claiming” that she had. Neither, after all, has been Treasury secretary (or even managers of a business of any kind). Which raises a point we’ve been quietly grumbling about for a long time: Neither of them has any experience being president. Not even Hillary, who watched it from close up. Let’s put it this way. Remember when you were first applying for internships out of college or graduate school, and you’d go somewhere and interview with some lowly manager or HR person? She’d tap her sharpened Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2 Soft pencil, look at your résumé, and say, “I don’t see any secretarial experience here.” And you’d say, “I have my master’s in journalism from Columbia.” And she’d ask, “Have you been an assistant before? Can you manage filing and inventories of office supplies?” And you’d explain, “I graduated from Duke magna cum laude and was an editor at my school paper.” To which they’d reply, “Yeah, but can you photocopy?” At which point you would give up on your lifelong quest to be a journalist and go into marketing where you could make a hell of a lot more money and not have to suffer such fools ever again.