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Broken Promises/Broken Presidencies

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

When Vice President George H.W. Bush accepted the GOP nomination for president in New Orleans in 1988, he memorably said: "Read my lips, no new taxes....

Eliot Spitzer and the Conscience of An Adulterer

Scott Haltzman, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Divorce
Scott Haltzman, M.D.

An affair brings a deluge of negative consequences resulting in many negative emotions. Being involved in an affair my have its immediate "rewards," but for many people, it's a bummer.

Are Repubs Losing Their Religion?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The fiscal-cliff deal was far from perfect -- but don't sniff at a serious surrender from the GOP....

GOP Senator Unloads On Grover Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) unloaded on anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and his "no new taxes" pledge this week, saying that it has impeded meaning...

George H.W. Bush: 'Who The Hell Is Grover Norquist, Anyway?'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

The president whose legacy is partly defined by three words -- "no new taxes" -- seems to care little about the ubiquitous pledge that touts the same ...

Patrick Svitek

More Republican Candidates Buck Grover Norqust No-Tax Pledge | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) message for up-and-coming Republicans would have been considered political heresy just two years ago: You do...

What's Wrong With America: Ideology and Injustice Collide

Doug Noll | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Doug Noll

First, let's consider what makes this time slightly different than previous times of unrest. The essential facts are that most Americans are suffering...

Is Our Nation on the Titanic?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is our values compass as we seek solutions to rampant joblessness and poverty among millions of Americans, including 16.4 million poor children?

Why 'No New Taxes'?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

What do the Republicans in Congress not see and hear when they say that we can't and shouldn't sensitively raise taxes now in order to stimulate our badly stressed economy?

CNN Host Scolds GOP Power Player In Feisty Face-Off

Posted 09.17.2011 | Media

CNN host Ali Velshi challenged Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist on his position against raising the debt ceiling on CNN last Saturda...

No New Taxes Pledge From Paterson? | By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One source said he will also offer a no-new-taxes pledge - while another said it may not be part of the speech. With his potential Democratic primary ...

What's FISHY? -- PawLENTY!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Governor PawLENTY's been stealing from the poor to give to the wealthy! He must still think his "no new taxes" piracy is the surefire, cutthroat way to the GOP presidency.