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Citing ‘crisis,’ Obama sketches recovery plan, lauds the American character

His national address Tuesday was part acknowledgment of the grave economic challenges, part pep talk.

Read this story from today’s Christian Science Monitor here.

How to close America’s confidence gap

Obama’s actions, more than his speech, will have a big role to play in easing the historically bleak consumer mood.

Read this story from today’s Christian Science Monitor here.

Obama’s deficit promise won’t be easy to keep

A likely topic in his address Tuesday, the long-term budget gap is largely caused by popular entitlement programs.

Read this story from yesterday’s Christian Science Monitor here.