Until other countries are willing to do their share to stimulate the global economy, the Obama administration is right to lift our boat first.
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Senate Democrats have dropped two controversial spending programs in the Senate economic stimulus bill: $75 million dollars for anti-smoking programs,...
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.
Republicans demonstrated that they will adapt to whatever philosophy they find most tactically useful in blocking their political opponent -- the new president.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
The same political Neanderthals that helped execute their disastrous strategy of the last two election cycles are still firmly in control of House Republicans.
The government is the only economic player right now. Yet -- according to Republican economic philosophy -- this is the time to become fiscal conservatives. Please.
It's all those crafty Republican economic plans that got us in this national economic disaster in the first place.
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.
In an address Wednesday, President Obama said that, when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passes (as it presumably will), taxpayers will be ...
The House of Representatives added $3 billion in rail and bus system spending to the $825-billion stimulus package Wednesday.
Half of the new m...
Injured and wayward, the Republican leadership has geared up for a fight it cannot win, against a president who, both in mandate and in institutional advantage, enjoys unmatched power.
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...
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