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Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress

11. 8.2012
We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years,...
Why Teacher Performance Pay Won't Work

Why Teacher Performance Pay Won't Work

11. 8.2012
If our congressmen and congresswomen can subject themselves to performance-based pay, then I believe we can have a more meaningful dialogue...
Congressional Inequality Champions Win Big

Congressional Inequality Champions Win Big

11. 7.2012
Members of Congress who received good marks in an Institute for Policy Studies report card on inequality fared well in the election.
Can Religion and Politics Mix? Religious Candidates, Voters, and Religion in the 2012 Campaign

Can Religion and Politics Mix? Religious Candidates, Voters, and Religion in the 2012 Campaign

11. 5.2012
A Gallup poll from June of this year asked; "If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person who happened to be _________, would...
Chuck Schumer Calls For Fiscal Cliff Fix In Lame Duck Congress, Higher Taxes For Rich

Chuck Schumer Calls For Fiscal Cliff Fix In Lame Duck Congress, Higher Taxes For Rich

Michael McAuliff  10. 9.2012
WASHINGTON -- The only responsible way to spare the middle class, cut the deficit and avoid falling off the rapidly nearing "fiscal cliff"...
Obama Calls On Congress

Obama Calls On Congress

10. 6.2012
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a new report showing that the unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent is a sign the still-sluggish...

Women: Champions and Defenders of Our Nation's Children

10. 4.2012
When it comes to public policy issues of importance to our nation's children, female policymakers and women are more often supportive and...
The Dangers of Government That Doesn't Get Things Done

The Dangers of Government That Doesn't Get Things Done

10. 4.2012
Many on the right also claim to have the Framers on their side. The Framers feared a dictatorial government, goes this historical argument....
Democratic Dishonor Roll on Inequality

Democratic Dishonor Roll on Inequality

10. 3.2012
In general, however, we found Republicans to be extremely loyal to the "1 percent." We gave 59 of them an F. The Dems' loyalties were more...
If You're Sick of Gridlock, Blame the Constitution

If You're Sick of Gridlock, Blame the Constitution

10. 1.2012
This little screed is the introductory installment in an ongoing series that will bravely seek to explore the connection between the news...
Dem Rep: 'The Tea Party Experiment Has Failed'

Dem Rep: 'The Tea Party Experiment Has Failed'

10. 1.2012
Time is up on this tea party Congress. House Republicans like to say that government should be run more like a business. I agree. If I...

2012 COUNTDOWN: It's All About What's Next -- Armageddon In Congress

09.28.2012
This election is unlike any other in recent memory. Despite a lot of huffing and puffing, it is not about grand ideological conflict in...

The Politics of Cancer

09.27.2012
Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel laureate, spoke against specific legislation aimed at pancreatic research at the National Press Club this week....
Despite Success, Bachmann Refuses To Back Off

Despite Success, Bachmann Refuses To Back Off

09.22.2012
Michele Bachmann has raised and spent more money this election cycle than any member of the House aside from Speaker John Boehner – close...