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<i>Don't Be Fooled...</i>

Don't Be Fooled...

12.22.2012
WASHINGTON — Workers probably won't feel the full brunt of next year's tax increases in their January paychecks, but don't be fooled...
After Stroke, Senator Takes Steps Toward Returning To Work

After Stroke, Senator Takes Steps Toward Returning To Work

12.22.2012
WASHINGTON -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has briefly returned to his Senate office for the first time since suffering a stroke last January. His...
It's Time for a Plan

It's Time for a Plan "D"

12.21.2012
"D" is for dream -- the American Dream. Our country can no longer afford more of the same failed Republican economic policies that are...
Eggs, Legs and the Chained CPI

Eggs, Legs and the Chained CPI

12.21.2012
As the fiscal cliff approaches, I am reminded of an old country adage about sacrifice. Simply put, we should not tell people making $250,000...
Obama Will Ride to the Rescue ... for Republicans

Obama Will Ride to the Rescue ... for Republicans

12.21.2012
If ever there was a time to press progressive priorities this would be it. So, this will be a true test of who he is and what he believes....
Cliff Dive: What the Heck Happens Now?

Cliff Dive: What the Heck Happens Now?

12.21.2012
The House Republicans have failed to pass their benighted Plan B. But other than "Republicans are in deep disarray" what does that mean...
Boehner's Failure and the GOP's Disgrace

Boehner's Failure and the GOP's Disgrace

12.21.2012
This has become a party of hypocrisy masquerading as principled ideology. The GOP talks endlessly about the importance of reducing the...
Ask a Democrat: On Social Security, Which Side Are You On?

Ask a Democrat: On Social Security, Which Side Are You On?

12.21.2012
Right now there are only two sides in the Social Security debate: the side that says it's acceptable to cut benefits -- in a way that raises...
Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

12.20.2012
The Tea Party deserves credit for one thing -- putting the deficit on the front burner. Come January, the tax increases and spending cuts...
Let's Celebrate the Failure of the July 2011 Great Betrayal

Let's Celebrate the Failure of the July 2011 Great Betrayal

12.20.2012
In July 2011, President Obama and Speaker Boehner reached an agreement in principle on a deal crafted to inflict $4 trillion in austerity...
Defense Lobby Wins, Middle Class Loses in Obama Debt Proposal

Defense Lobby Wins, Middle Class Loses in Obama Debt Proposal

12.19.2012
Why are people so anxious to avoid the "fiscal cliff" that they'll sacrifice the elderly, along with the disabled, veterans, and their...
Quadriplegic Platypuses

Quadriplegic Platypuses

12.17.2012
Calm yourselves, kiddies, it's not really a cliff. More of a slim slope or bit of a ditch. A minor incline. It's an artificial crisis....
The Case for Higher Taxes

The Case for Higher Taxes

12.13.2012
Since 2007, the median net worth of the American family has plunged nearly 40 percent. A deficit reduction plan that includes a modest...
'Slightly Above Zero': A Slogan for Our Age of Diminished Expectations

'Slightly Above Zero': A Slogan for Our Age of Diminished Expectations

12.12.2012
To hear the media tell it, all eyes are on the fiscal cliff. What will the deal ultimately be? And, most important, which side will win...