A year ago I wrote about the odd love being shown for Rep. Paul Ryan and his shockingly regressive, budget-busting tax and spending plans. Some of them apparently learned their lesson and have kept quiet this time. But not many.
I was struck by the juxtaposition of this unfortunate analysis of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget by New York Times columnist James Stewart and Paul Krugman's op-ed today.
It's neither an accident nor a surprise that the National Rifle Association and ALEC have been close allies all along." It has become a symbol of opposition to government, in other words, as an argument for fewer laws and regulations.
Matalin and Kuby clash over health and race. If five Republican justices again rule along party lines, who are the judicial activists? What about Fox's complaint about a rush-to-judgment in Trayvon -- i.e., the Sherrod-Wright cable network? Then: Gaffe-Gate!
The "good old days" weren't. The health of Americans and access to care was much worse before Medicare and Medicaid were instituted in the 1960s, and don't let any (affluent) historical revisionists tell you otherwise.
Greg Smith's unveiling of Goldman Sachs' "culture" of profits ahead of clients' interests was nothing new. But there is little mention of the behavior that caused our economic decline into the Great Recession.
Tom Friedman's column today calls for re-thinking American capitalism by striking a series of "grand bargains," and as usual his analysis of what stands in the way of such grand bargains bears no relationship to the realities of American politics.
The flight of advertisers from Limbaugh will be defended by many as the market mechanism through which the public's views are expressed. To me, it's just cowardice.
Matalin and Spitzer debate whether Santorum's religious conservatism has veered into Church Lady Comstockery ("Is it Satan?"). Will Mitt's money win Michigan? Then: why did the GOP cave and is Charles Murray the cultural equivalent of OWS?
The U.S. now seems to be entering a virtuous growth cycle just because we didn't follow the advice of the confidence fairies.
We have austerity in our own country as a result of the Great Recession, but it doesn't fall equally on all states. In fact, states suffering the most are mainly those in the South, Midwest and manufacturing rust belts.
Mitt Romney, tribune of the people, still doesn't seem to get a simple concept: Social Security is popular. With everybody. And particularly with olde...
Conservative media outlets are falling all over themselves looking for the "true" heir to Ronald Reagan. Thing is, Ronald Reagan actually raised capital-gains taxes.
The evidence now shows the necessity for greater income equality if we want greater peace and prosperity within our own country, as well as a shared peace and prosperity with other countries.
Heading Brooks' list of the prime presidential attributes successful presidents have shared are that they tend to be "emotionally secure" and "often raised in an aristocratic family."
Krugman's right... no one really understand debt. If we did, then there would be no debate about it. Just ways to manage it that everyone would agree.