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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...
A New Route Around the Fiscal Cliff

A New Route Around the Fiscal Cliff

12.12.2012
As Keynes emphasized, "The boom, not the slump, is the right time for austerity." Following this maxim, the grand bargain should contain...
What the GOP Does Not Understand About the Fiscal Showdown

What the GOP Does Not Understand About the Fiscal Showdown

12.11.2012
As folks inside the beltway battle over the fiscal showdown, it gave me pause to think what this fight is really all about. And it all...
Boehner Says Obama Still Is Not Serious

Boehner Says Obama Still Is Not Serious

Michael McAuliff  12.11.2012
WASHINGTON -- In spite of stepped-up talks between the White House and Congress over the impending "fiscal cliff," leaders on each side...
Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Women and Kids First

Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Women and Kids First

12.10.2012
If lawmakers don't do something quick, on January 1st we're all going to turn into Thelma and Louise and go over a cliff. Who's right?...
Dethrone Filibuster King McConnell

Dethrone Filibuster King McConnell

12.10.2012
Mitch McConnell, the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, has for six years wielded the filibuster as a weapon in his rebellion against...
The Fiscal Cliff: Three Opportunities

The Fiscal Cliff: Three Opportunities

12. 7.2012
What most Americans understand is that, unless Congress acts, their taxes will go up on January 1st. What is less well understood is that...
Why Money in Politics Is Still a Really Big Deal

Why Money in Politics Is Still a Really Big Deal

12. 6.2012
Money in politics remains the greatest danger to government of, by, and for the people, and the 2012 elections only made a bad situation...

Stop Playing Chicken With America's Future

12. 6.2012
America's self-employed and micro business owners are hard-working individuals who put their blood, sweat and tears into their work. All...
Disabling the Disabled

Disabling the Disabled

12. 5.2012
I wonder what our descendents 150 years from now will think about this day when they read in the history books that the Senate rejected...
If We Did Not Share in the Prosperity, Why Should We Have to Share in the Sacrifice?

If We Did Not Share in the Prosperity, Why Should We Have to Share in the Sacrifice?

12. 5.2012
When the top 2 percent were enjoying tax breaks and stockpiling prosperity, there was no sharing. Now they have the audacity to ask seniors,...
Harry Reid Questions GOP's Rationality

Harry Reid Questions GOP's Rationality

Michael McAuliff  12. 5.2012
WASHINGTON -- The failure of Republicans to ratify a treaty on disabilities raises questions about their rationality in fiscal cliff negotiations,...