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Super Committee Members Agree to Freeze Time Before November 23 Deadline

Spencer Green | Posted 01.14.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

With less than two weeks to go before its November 23 deadline for $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts, the twelve members of the bipartisan "Super Committee" have agreed to freeze time on November 22, so November 23 never happens.

In Congress We Do Not Trust: More Bipartisan Insanity

Annabel Park | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Annabel Park

I had promised myself that my next blog post would be about my experience of the Citizens Intervention rally at the US Capitol. But, I came acros...

Beyond Blaming

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In the more than three decades I've been involved in nation-building, civil-military coordination, and just trying to help make peace in broken places...

My Republican Mother Gives The Thumbs-Up To Occupy Wall Street

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The more we collectively examine our great American experiment, the better we can collectively agree how profoundly out of balance it has become and how money-power threatens our democracy.

The Fourth Way

Al Checchi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

We need to develop a "Fourth Way," the American Way -- neither left, right, or bipartisan, but a non partisan common sense program for American civic renewal.

GOP Blinded by Anti-Tax Madness this Halloween

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

This week, in an act of faux-compromise, Speaker John Boehner decided to press a vote on President Obama's jobs legislation. Not the entire bill mind you, just one piece that was included to engender support from Republicans.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/28/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss the end of the Iraq War, the vanity of liberal perfectionism, compromising with the Republicans, political reality, Pat Buchanan and his new book, and other topics.

Obama Seeing Bipartisanship on Trade Deals... Finally

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Edward J. Black

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are expected to work together next week to pass the long awaited trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

Bigger Battles Still To Come For Deeply Unpopular Congress

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After the U.S. avoided a government budget crisis in the nick of time for third time this year, the public seems fed up with the no...

Chutzpah! Obama's Black Caucus Speech

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

If the President wants anyone to follow him, he had better start leading -- something he has consistently failed to do since his inauguration.

Robert J. Myers: Honoring a Voice That Is Missed

Nancy Altman | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Bob Myers was a giant -- to those of us lucky enough to have known him and have worked with him, and to all Americans whose lives are made more secure by Social Security.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Rep. To Sponsor DOMA Repeal Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. ...

Change Making

Al Checchi | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

Many Americans fear that we are at a tipping point and our best days are behind us. I believe that the fundamental strength of our country is undiminished. It is our political leadership that is failing us.

Put the Games Away

Brian McDonagh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home
Brian McDonagh

There is no individual party, chamber, or administration that can be held responsible for the troublesome times that are among us. It is the game of politics itself that is destroying what it supposedly stands for.

The Perils of Nonpartisanship: The Case of Aaron Burr

David O. Stewart | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Aaron Burr was a victim of his own nonpartisanship, his openness to working with political opponents as well as allies. Burr's story illustrates that Americans love nonpartisanship in principle but often disdain it in practice.

Into the Lion's Den

Raja Krishnamoorthi | Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago
Raja Krishnamoorthi

I found Rep. Walsh's refusal to attend the Joint Session of Congress extremely disrespectful to President Obama and I, like most Americans, am fed up with uncompromising partisanship.

Lessons From the Debt Ceiling Crisis: Bipartisanship in the Tea Party Era

Bradford Kane | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

The Tea Party displays the power of a sizable extremist faction to reject bipartisanship and impose its demands at any cost, in this case jeopardizing the nation's credit rating and overall economy, with ominous future implications.

America Needs a New Vision

Teryn Norris | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Teryn Norris

The United States is at a crossroads, and the world is watching what we do. If we fail to rise to this moment, then the American era as we know it will end -- not all at once, but slowly and surely.

There's History and There's History: The 2012 Election May Be the Real Thing

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

When the president places himself in the middle, there is no one on the wing to create a strong negotiating position. With Obama establishing the liberal position in the center of the possibilities, the deal inevitably is cut further to the right.

How the Debt Deal Creates an Opportunity to Cut Nuclear Weapons

Joel Rubin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Now is the time for tough choices to be made between defense programs that serve our warriors and those that we have maintained for too long due to bureaucratic, parochial or ideological reasons.

Washington Woes and the Problem of the Parrot

David Coates | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
David Coates

If the general American public is left with the view that this debt ceiling crisis was and is a product of Washington "politics-as-usual", as opposed to an unprecedented exception, then the right will already have won, no matter the detail of any compromise that is struck.

Love thy Enemy

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

We are not a nation of "racist teabaggers" or "weak-kneed treehuggers." We are relatives, neighbors, friends, coaches, teachers, firefighters, cops, nurses, janitors, businessmen, and children at summer camp.

College Student Body Presidents Unite Over Debt Debate

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.26.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Do We Have A Deal Yet?/Youth Radio Student body presidents take questions and answers at a recent press conference. Originally publish...

Obama's Speech Potential Game-Changer... But Only if He Follows Through

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama, finally, did what I had thought he would do on all big issues when I supported and worked for his election: he went over the heads of Congress and the DC-elite and appealed directly for public pressure.

Explaining The Debt Ceiling Debate

Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

2011-07-12-jason.pngHere's a chart that explains all of modern politics -- and especially the debt ceiling debate.