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Bowles Simpson Report

Deficit Rorschach Test: The Presidents, the Editors, and the Truth

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Both political parties have "an aversion to telling the truth," says WaPo. The truth? That newspaper's editors are part of a small but powerful billionaire-funded circle that seems to believe that any facts that don't support their distorted and unpopular ideas are deviations from the "truth."

Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Bowles-Simpson Commission Report

Dean Baker | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

Parents often find it useful to tell their children about non-existent creatures to instill habits of good behavior. It seems that many political leaders are going the same route.