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An Optimal Solution to U.S. Health Care

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Nake M. Kamrany

Health care should be treated as a basic human rights issue, and that is the way it is being treated in most of the European Union.

A Drop In The Bucket

David Oskutis | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
David Oskutis

My idea came to me when I first started hearing about all of the teacher layoffs that began in Wisconsin, and has quickly spread throughout the country.

Making Romney Electable

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The United States needs to develop an industrial policy to make Corporate America want to invest and create jobs in our country.

Untying the Knot

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Budget rhetoric in Washington is askew. Instead of discussing taxes we ought to be discussing the merit of programs and how to pay for them. But programs are never debated.

Jon Ward

Shift To Obama vs. Romney Marks End (Maybe) To Silly Season | Jon Ward | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The news Thursday was dominated by Democratic accusations that the Republican National Committee chairman compared women to caterpillars...

To Be a Moderate, or Not to Be? That Is the Question!

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Late at night or in the early hours of the morning when it's difficult to sleep because the mind won't shut down President Obama must often think to himself, "To be a moderate, or not to be? That is the question".

The President's Budget, the National Debt, and Ramen Noodles: The Debt-Paying Generation Speaks

Bill Beach | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Bill Beach

We aimed for a wide spectrum of opinions by people in and out of politics, on the left, on the right, cynics and optimists. What we found was a sampling of young adults who are concerned about the debt... and for a whole host of reasons.

How To Make Government Smaller

Jim Worth | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Republican myth of smaller government is nothing but a hypocritical talking point.

Jon Ward

Ann Romney, Secret Weapon, Hip Checks Husband's Women's Issues Critics | Jon Ward | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

SCHAUMBERG, Ill. -- It was one of the more interesting moments of Mitt Romney's victory rally here Tuesday night. Romney's wife, Ann, walked up on ...

Fiscal Affairs: How Long Can We Finance the Debt?

James Kwak | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
James Kwak

The current privileged status of U.S. dollar debt is a recent phenomenon, and one that is by no means permanent. This is a major reason why it is important to begin reducing structural deficits during the next decade.

The Most Disenfranchised Group In America? It's Not Who You Think

Tom Barrella | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
Tom Barrella

I teach 100 of them each year about investing and finance at a leading public high school on New York's Long Island. Their mindset upon entering class that first day is one of blissful ignorance.

8 Things About The Economy That Scare Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Small business owners are scared. Which is why we're still not hiring and still not overly optimistic. What are we so scared about? I can name 8 things right off the bat.

Mitt Romney Claims U.S. Owes $62 Trillion In 'Unfunded Promises'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

In Detroit Friday, Mitt Romney said he loses sleep because of the U.S. government's "$62 trillion in unfunded promises." "Today, we face $62 trilli...

National Debt Will Likely Swell Under Top GOP Hopefuls' Tax Plans

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

The national debt is likely to balloon under tax policies championed by three of the four major Republican candidates for president, according to an i...

"That My Child May Have Peace"

Al Checchi | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

With all the rhetoric and finger-pointing between Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, the 1% and the 99%, all have been part of the problem and no one has mustered the courage to tell it like it is.

Jon Ward

Romney's Latest Strategy To Sideline Santorum: Steady Rebuild, Slow Burn | Jon Ward | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's response to his most difficult challenge yet as a presidential candidate is slowly emerging as a cautious, multi-step proc...

White House Chief Of Staff: Now Is The Wrong Time For Austerity Measures

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

Washington, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Jacob Lew, defended his boss on Sunday for failing to cut the U.S. budget de...

Debt, Toll Roads and Patents

Dean Baker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

If the deficit hawks really cared about our children's well being, they would be talking not just about deficits, but all the issues that affect the health of the economy and society that we will pass on to future generations.

Selling the USA to the Highest Bidder and Paying Off the National Debt

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Auction off seats in the House of Representatives, starting with a floor of two billion per seat. Not cheap, but it comes with office space and a staff of a dozen or more young MBAs and Hill-lifers ready to serve the business of America.

The Joke That Isn't Funny: Campaign 2012

Peter Block | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Block

We have the two leading candidates running against the government. Their marketing strategists have decided that their best chance of winning is to ride a real or imagined wave of contempt that people have for the competence of their own government.

Private Businesses Are Improving, But a Big Unknown Lurks

Brian Hamilton | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Brian Hamilton

Are the best years of the United States behind us? I don't think so, but the national debt will remain the biggest threat to this glacier of an economy.

Teens Sound Off On Obama's Big Speech!

| Julianna Joss & Shawn Rusterholz | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

Two teen participants in the Junior States of America (JSA), a student-run political organization for high school students, sounded off on Obama's Sta...

The State of the Union Is Not Strong

David M. Walker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
David M. Walker

There are many things President Obama must cover in his State of the Union address. But our nation's finances are in such dire straits that they are reaching a critical condition.

Unmade In America

Al Checchi | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Are we completely nuts? Why are we electing and re-electing people who are hastening us down a path of national economic self-destruction?

Dr. Ron Paul: 6 Reasons He Is Electable and Will Win

Laura Trice | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Laura Trice

Contrary to the false propaganda proclaiming that Dr. Ron Paul is "not electable", his numbers are rising, his support growing and he stands an excellent chance of winning both the GOP nomination and the 2012 presidential race.