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Primary Defeats Spotlight Disappearing Center in American Politics

Primary Defeats Spotlight Disappearing Center in American Politics

05. 9.2012
Clearly winner-take-all amplifies partisanship and polarization in Congress; it is therefore antagonistic toward the goal of achieving...
Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

05. 8.2012
Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and...
Obama Gives Congress 'To Do' List

Obama Gives Congress 'To Do' List

05. 8.2012
WASHINGTON — Applying pressure on Congress, President Barack Obama intends to lay out an election year "to do" list Tuesday that...
Corporate Tax Rate and a Busy Lame Duck Session

Corporate Tax Rate and a Busy Lame Duck Session

05. 7.2012
Since Japan lowered its rate last April, our corporate tax rate has been the highest in the world. There is no disagreement in Washington,...
Dysfunctional Congress Fighting Over Agency's Future

Dysfunctional Congress Fighting Over Agency's Future

05. 5.2012
WASHINGTON -- Since the Export-Import Bank was founded in 1934, Congress has methodically renewed its charter two dozen times with little...

War on Women Affects Us All

05. 1.2012
The War on Women is not just about women -- it's about putting the squeeze on the middle class.

Americans Are Liberals

05. 1.2012
'Liberal' is nothing but a synonym for being adaptive instead of voodoo doctrinaire. Americans are smarter now that they've seen what the...
Putting Our Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Profits

Putting Our Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Profits

05. 1.2012
Chances are that many of the people eligible for an insurance rebate are among those demanding that ObamaCare be repealed or struck down...
Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

04.26.2012
Domestic violence is not a partisan issue. We need a system that encourages victims to come forward. Not a system that discourages them...
Darrell Issa: Obama Government Most Corrupt In History

Darrell Issa: Obama Government Most Corrupt In History

Michael McAuliff  04.24.2012
WASHINGTON -- Last year Rep. Darrell Issa retracted his statement that President Barack Obama was one of the most corrupt presidents in...
The Right's 2012 Solution:

The Right's 2012 Solution: "Just Close Your Eyes"

04.18.2012
Republicans seem to think they can get away with almost anything because their Election Day hopes will be saved by a bad economy. But the...

Shapiro's The Last Great Senate a Must-Read

04.16.2012
For anyone interested in understanding why one of the great institutions of democratic government in the world -- the United States Senate...

Most Conservative Congress in How Long?

04.16.2012
There is a new study out by a pair of political scientists saying that the current Republican caucuses in Congress are the most conservative...
Titanic Tax Shirking by Those in First Class

Titanic Tax Shirking by Those in First Class

04.16.2012
The 99 percent must insist Congress pass the Buffet Rule. They must render tax shirking by those in first class as unacceptable as driving...