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Senate Republicans: Please Help

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

While conservatives would have us think that the crisis we're in is a fluke, the reality is that we have all been standing on the curb of opportunity for far too long as prosperity passed us by.

Liberal Groups Profit From GOP's Resistance To Stimulus

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever you think of the politics of it, the House GOP's decision to oppose President Obama's stimulus package en masse has been awfully good for the...

Let's Talk About Jobs, Baby

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

Congress should approve the $400 million in prevention funding so that we can stop talking about sex and start improving the health of all Americans-- not just the ones we morally agree with.

Stimulus Package: If You Jump Halfway Across a Chasm You Fall Into the Abyss

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If we are going to spend two trillion dollars (and most likely more) trying to deal with the economic crisis, shouldn't we do it right?

Stimulus Package Set To Grow In Senate, Could Reach 1 Trillion

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A push in the Senate to expand business-tax cuts and infrastructure spending in the economic-stimulus plan making its way through Congress poses a cha...

Dems Drop Anti-Smoking, STD Prevention From Stimulus

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats have dropped two controversial spending programs in the Senate economic stimulus bill: $75 million dollars for anti-smoking programs,...

Auto Dealers Critical to U.S. Economy

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

While the manufacturers have been given most, if not, all the attention, the reality is if your local auto dealers don't survive and prosper the manufacturers will have no need to build product.

Whiplash: Conservatives Play Politics with Stimulus Spending

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Republicans demonstrated that they will adapt to whatever philosophy they find most tactically useful in blocking their political opponent -- the new president.

Will The Stimulus Do the Job? What Should we Do?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

We have to recognize we do not live in a perfect world or a world of our choosing. There is no question that the government must act. But how -- and what is the likely impact?

Obama & Bipartisanship: It Takes Five to Tango

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

This endless loop of partisan "we won, you lost" attitudes, exhibited by both political parties, is exactly what has alienated so much of the American electorate for such a long time.

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then oppose policies proven to reduce abortions.

Republicans in the House Are Behaving Like the Collapse of Bush's Policies Never Happened

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

While Republicans are free to oppose Obama's solutions to the financial mess if they think they have better ideas, merely advocating the old failed policies should not be tolerated.

Republicans: "Go To Hell America!" 100% Partisan Vote

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican Party just doesn't get it. We are in trouble! And our country's fate and the success or failure of the Obama presidency is now one and the same.

Just When You Think You Can't Be Shocked By GOP Hypocrisy

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The same political Neanderthals that helped execute their disastrous strategy of the last two election cycles are still firmly in control of House Republicans.

So Now They're Fiscal Conservatives

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hale

The government is the only economic player right now. Yet -- according to Republican economic philosophy -- this is the time to become fiscal conservatives. Please.

GOP Demands the Right to Keep Screwing Up the Economy

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's all those crafty Republican economic plans that got us in this national economic disaster in the first place.

Rethinking the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Measures included in the stimulus bill should be the beginnings of a new policy regime that works to include more Americans in the middle class, not a passing reprieve in a time of economic gloom.

House GOP Tries to Raise Money Off Opposing Economic Help for Everyone Else

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Republicans still have done nothing to accept responsibility for their own conservative failures. Their proposed alternative is literally more of the same Bush tax cuts that helped create the current mess.

GOP Rep: We Can't Be "The Party Of No"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an editorial in Politico, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor says that Republicans can't simply be the "no" party. At a moment when the country nee...

Planned Parenthood Rebukes Obama For Removing 'Family Planning' From Stimulus

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's only been in office for eight days and some of his friends are already steaming mad at him. The president of Planned Parenthood Ac...

Stimulus and Energy

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

We have the capacity to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 50% overall and reduce to zero the amount of oil we import from the Middle East, Africa and Venezuela. We don't have to be at the mercy of OPEC.

Obama Versus the Republicans: Chill Out, He's Got This

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The people who got everything wrong for at least the last eight years and then spent the better part of the week spreading misinformation are demanding to be taken seriously? That's rich.

Condoms and Art are Stimulating (to the Economy); Corporate Tax Cuts Not So Much

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If we want more stimulus, economic and otherwise, we need more funding for the arts and for family planning/safe sex, and less tax cuts for corporations.

Retro-Hooverites All

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Republicans voted against their country today. Their fellow citizens needed them to act on their behalf and instead they chose to abandon them. Theirs is an ersatz patriotism.