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Raul Ryan -- Sarah Palin Redux?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

The fact that Romney did not go for the safe choice in a vice-presidential selection is a token of his lack of confidence. He knows he cannot win based solely on his own appeal. The choice of Paul Ryan is a sign of weakness not of strength.

The Vice Presidential Poison Pill?

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

The unpopular Ryan budget -- which passed with large majorities in the Republican-held house both times it's been offered up -- gives Democrats a readymade bogeyman to launch spitballs at from now until November 6.

Sam Stein

Romney Seeks Distance From Paul Ryan's Budget | Sam Stein | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

Within minutes of tapping Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney was distancing himself from the congr...

The Paul Ryan Catholic Dilemma

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Interestingly, the match-up between Obama/Biden vs. Romney/Ryan offers a good illustration of the tension within the church. Both the current vice president and the recent addition to the Republican ticket are Catholics.

The GOP's Dismal Electoral Math

Eli Lehrer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for Vice President gives him the clearly articulated agenda his campaign has lacked to date. But, in the long term, the GOP has to change if it wants to remain competitive for the White House.

Job Policies: An Experiment

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Even leaving the 2009 job losses out of the calculation, jobs were created under Clinton's policies at a rate nearly eight times faster than they were during the second Bush's business- and high-income-friendly policies -- precisely the policies of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

Ryan Is Romney's Sarah Palin

Spencer Critchley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

As any psychologist could tell you, if you're obsessed with escaping someone, you are not free of that someone. In fleeing Sarah Palin, anxiously looking over his shoulder, Mitt Romney has run around in a circle, smack into Paul Ryan.

Team Obama Strikes At Ryan

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

That was quick. Following Mitt Romney's Saturday announcement that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is his vice presidential pick, the Obama campaign released ...

"Path to Prosperity?" For Many Senior Citizens, VP Pick Ryan's Plan Would Be Path to the Poorhouse

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Under the privatized Medicare program Ryan envisions, the effect of the cost-shifting strategy would be disastrous for the growing number of senior citizens who are finding that every year they have less and less money to make ends meet.

Paul Ryan's Plan Could Prove Problematic For Romney

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Aug 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Saturday that he has selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presid...

If There's One Thing Paul Ryan Hates, It's Wealthy Tax Cheats

Chris Kelly | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Kelly

If there's one thing Paul Ryan likes, as laid out in his famous "Path to Prosperity" budget, it's weapons spending -- and the budget spells out exactly where he's going to find the money to buy more guns every year forever: He's going to crack down hard on rich tax cheats who game the system.

Ryan Roadmap STILL a Roadmap to Ruin for Social Security

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Embracing Paul Ryan's vision now is not only a gamble for Mitt Romney, whose flip-flop from Massachusetts moderate to severe conservative would give our Olympic gymnasts a run for their gold medals, but an unacceptable risk for millions of American families who need the benefits they've earned. 

Romney May Have No Choice But To Pick Paul Ryan | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Conservative anxiety has stalked Mitt Romney since the outset of his presidential campaign, expressing itself in a series of hopes that a nominee who ...

Alex Becker

Religious Group Slams Romney For Comments Toward The Poor | Alex Becker | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a Catholic faith-based advocacy and civic engagement organization, is strongly criticizing Mitt Romn...

Lisa Sharon Harper: 'Paul Ryan's Plan Breaks My Heart' (VIDEO)

Travis Reed | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Travis Reed

I'm all for business, I own one, but "the market" is not righteous. No limits, profit-driven activity falls short Kingdom imagination-wise, needing have-nots and under abundance to drive it's model.

Romney Hood

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Sabrina Siddiqui

Paul Ryan Budget Plan Targeted By Progressive Academics | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive academics is hoping that a bit of wonkiness can help shape the political discourse during the presidential camp...

On Paul Ryan

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza provides a profile of Rep. Paul Ryan, with a rich discussion of his vision for limited government. It's a good read, but it left me thinking about what it is that troubles me most about Rep. Ryan, an earnest guy who's come a long way and influenced a lot of people at a relatively young age. The problem is his numbers don't add up. And that's a particularly big problem for a celebrated budget wonk. It's actually not hard to write down plans that purport to quantify Ayn Randian visions. But we should beware of politicians pumped up on ideological visions stoked by novelists and fairy tales about how slashing taxes and spending sets us free. The world is more complicated than that.

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Taking Aim at Women's Health Care

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The first thing women should know about the Romney-Ryan budget is that it has been called the single largest transfer of wealth from middle- and low-income earners to millionaires and billionaires in our country's history.

How Paul Ryan Remade The Image Of The GOP | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

One day in March, 2009, two months after the Inauguration of President Obama, Representative Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, sat behind a small table in a cr...

How Paul Ryan Reinvented The GOP

The New Yorker | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

One day in March, 2009, two months after the Inauguration of President Obama, Representative Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, sat behind a small table in a cr...

Medicare Reaches Middle Age

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Medicare -- along with Medicaid and Social Security -- has made life better for generations of retirees, but if the wrong candidates win this November, this could all become a thing of the past.

Republicans Spent Big On Anti-Paul Ryan Ad

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee paid for an ad that attacks the Republican budget in Congress last month -- and appears to have spent qui...

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Why Women Should Care

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Women must closely examine what I am calling the Romney/Ryan budget plan because, while not the juiciest topic around, it touches every aspect of a woman's life, including her reproductive health.

Changing of the Tide

Mike Lux | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

For all kinds of reasons, our country is evolving, and it is going to be harder and harder in the coming years to split middle income voters from the poor as politicians like Reagan and the Bushes became experts at.