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Jane Austen Weekly: The End

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Austen died before putting the final polish on Persuasion. She was only forty-one. But "in fiction, . . . blessedly, the dead return to life." Despite her fears about women writers, Jane Austen never was deserted. Her influence is endless. The pen remains in her hand.

What Jamie Dimon Won't Say About Taxes

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, has been out front among Wall Street chiefs in supporting higher tax rates on individual taxpayers as...

The Surprising Truth About Obama's Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama touts his tax plan as raising taxes on households making more than $250,000. As it turns out, that threshold is more like $300,...

Ryan Grim

Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans' opposition to any tax rate hike on the top two percent of earners shows few signs of letting up as the debate...

The Truth on Taxes: Everyone Needs to Pay More

David Callahan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
David Callahan

Promising the middle class -- and a good swath of the upper middle class -- that their taxes will never go up is politically cowardly, economically irresponsible, and a betrayal of the progressive belief in government.

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio On Tax Hikes For The Rich: Why Bother? | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday there isn't much point in raising tax rates on the wealthy, because they also have the money to ...

Round Two: Was it Romney's to Win or Obama's to Lose?

Mickey Costa | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mickey Costa

After Tuesday night's intense debate, there is certainly a lot to dissect. But in the interest of concision, there is a short answer: Regardless of who "won," one thing was for certain -- Romney continued to hold Obama's feet the fire.

Tax Cut, Cold Cuts

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

So, how does the scheduled expiration of Republican tax cuts now become an Obama tax increase?

Fiscal Affairs: The Buffett Rule Is a Good Idea

Simon Johnson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Buffett Rule is a tiny tax, of little consequence to the people who would pay it or to the country as a whole. The idea that $30 billion of additional revenue would tip the balance in any way is simply ludicrous. But this is precisely what gives the Buffett Rule its powerful symbolism.

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

Obama Strategy May Be Paying Off With Swing State Voters Ahead Of 2012

The New Republic | Ruy Teixeira | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Recent polling data confirm that Obama's strategy is paying off with both base and swing voters. In the most recent Washington Post/ABC poll, Democrat...

Who Is Warren Buffett's Secretary?

Slate Magazine | Annie Lowrey | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

For nearly two decades, Debbie Bosanek has fielded press calls, investor queries, and sundry other requests for her boss, billionaire investor Warren ...

Obama May Push To Overhaul Income-Tax Code Next Year | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is considering whether to push early next year for an overhaul of the income tax code to lower rates and raise revenues ...

The Obama Triangulation: The Right, the Left and Slick Willy

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

In triangulation all points are stable and necessary. In this context, Obama makes both the left and right extremely offended by poking them directly in the eyes in order to secure swing voters.

Mark Udall Slams White House Tax Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Mark Udall came out forcefully on Tuesday against a White House-brokered deal on tax rates. "Just last week, a bipartisan group appo...

Obama's Press Conference: Passion Misplaced

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

Anyone watching Obama's press conference yesterday had to be struck that he reserved his greatest energy for his attack on Democratic critics. This might be a misstep with more far-reaching repercussions than the compromise on tax-cuts.

Why Obama Shouldn't Compromise With Republicans

Steve Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kirsch

If Obama insists on passing great policies that will get the job done, he will give his constituents a reason to get excited about re-electing him.

Obama's Business Tax Credits: The Business World Responds With A Shrug

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As word leaks out about Obama's new economic stimulus plan, which will ultimately cost about $180 billion and include an immediate tax credit for busi...

WATCH: White House Adviser Trashes GOP Tax Plan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Austan Goolsbee, the new chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, is the star of a new video which outlines the administration's vi...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Lawmakers Grayson, Grijlava And Kilroy Call For Vote On Obama's Tax Plan Before Congress Adjourns | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three progressive members of Congress are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) to bring President Obama's tax plan to a vote on the floor befor...

Democrats Want To Cut Down Obama's Budget

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and CARL HULSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alarmed by rising deficit predictions, Congressional Democrats prepared Tuesday to pare spending in President Obama's budget and limit some middle-cla...

Jason Linkins

The Phony "War On Wealth" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Been hearing that the administration has "declared war on the rich," lately? Well, Newsweek's Daniel Gross puts our latest would-be culture warriors ...

Obama Reconsiders Tax On Mortgage Interest, Charitable Donations

Wall Street Journal | JOHN D. MCKINNON and MARTIN VAUGHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is meeting strong Democratic Party resistance to his proposal to reduce tax deductions enjoyed by upper-income Am...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 5, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Burning up my inbox today is news of this story from the Charlotte News and Observer, about an anti-gay marriage rally in Raleigh. It contains thes...

Obama's Economic Plan

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Regrettably, the road kill of Obama's reckless rhetoric and policies is not the rich taxpayer, but the entire American economy.