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Mr. Krugman: Obama Should Just Say Yes

(36) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:04 PM

Paul Krugman is one of America's intellectual treasures, but he is stunningly off when it comes to the deficit. He argues that if re-elected, Obama should "just say no" to all efforts to seek a major budget deal. In so doing, he belittles Bowles, Simpson and others...

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Please, No Gimmicks -- A Letter to the Super Committee

(3) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 4:33 PM

In this letter, Third Way urges the Super Committee to hit the $1.2 trillion target. Revenue increases must be revenue increases--not card tricks; spending cuts must be real as well.

Dear Co-Chairs Murray and Hensarling,

With a week left until the deadline for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction...

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Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks Attack on Progressive Values

(348) Comments | Posted January 6, 2011 | 12:30 PM

As Professor Geoffrey Stone made clear on this site and in the New York Times this week, Congress must be careful not to criminalize conduct that is constitutionally protected and vital to our democratic system, like rooting out and exposing government misconduct. For example, the two Times reporters...

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De-Mavericking McCain

(52) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 1:52 PM

In the ongoing effort to de-maverick himself, yesterday's news that he is a lead sponsor of a bill to eliminate DC's gun laws must go down as the most spectacular and blatant reversal in Senator McCain's political career:

"Legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday would weaken the District's...

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