Morning Read

By Dan Froomkin
10:05 AM ET, 01/28/2009

Alec MacGillis writes in The Post that some Democrats think Obama isn’t being bold enough, and should to focus more on long-term investments in energy, health care and infrastructure.

But Robert Pear writes in the New York Times that Democrats are already using the stimulus bill to rewrite the social contract with the poor, the uninsured and the unemployed “in ways they have long yearned to do.” And Sam Dillon writes in the Times that the bill would make a vast two-year investment in the nation’s school districts, child care centers and university campuses.

Meanwhile, David Cho writes in The Post about a related problem that makes stimulating the economy look easy: How to stabilize the financial system.

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