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Time Out!

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Politics has become a childish blame game. Right now led by Republicans pointing fingers at everyone but yourselves, in the U.S. Congress. So We The People want you to go to the Time Out corner.

How America Became a Third World Country

Mattea Kramer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

It's 2023 -- and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect.

Bob Woodward, Gene Sperling Made Amends

Posted 04.04.2013 | Media

After February's highly public fracas, Washington Post reporter and White House economic adviser Gene Sperling met for lunch to put the whole feud beh...

Congress Fiddles While Economy Burns

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

America Meet Austerity

Patty Culhane | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Patty Culhane

This is all happening because of last year's debate over raising the debt ceiling. At the time, Republicans demanded deficit reduction, but now the idea of cutting one trillion dollars over ten years has lawmakers in a tizzy.

Think Again: Canada Works, America Doesn't

Eric Alterman | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Eric Alterman

Owing largely to the power of money in our politics, the views of mere voters carry virtually no weight in determining representatives' views. What matters is pressure.