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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.

Get Talking

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women across this country need to recognize their role in the democratic process -- not only are they voters, but they can be a valuable and powerful campaign resource. I challenge women to recognize that in themselves.

Romney & Co. Support Taxpayer Giveaways to the Country's Most Valuable Corporations

Daniel Kessler | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Ask yourself: Are the oil, coal and gas going to suddenly move to the North Sea? My guess is that with subsidies or not, Exxon will still want at the fossil fuels here. Want another reason to end these subsidies?

The Nuns on the Bus Roll Into Washington

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Deborah Weinstein

People of faith and of conscience must add their voices to tell Congress to act reasonably and responsibly. Rejecting the House leaders' efforts later this summer to extend the unfair tax breaks for the top 2 percent would be a good start.

The Supreme Court and the "Broken Middle"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We could learn a lot from the election of 1912 where a third and fourth party shook up the foundations of corporate control. It's a disgrace that 100 years ago the United States could run an election with far greater choices than it is capable of running today.

GOP Rep Campaigns Against Paul Ryan's Budget

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

It's a familiar refrain from Democrats that the federal budget plan from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would hurt seniors, but now a Republican Senate candi...

WATCH: Riding with the 'Nuns on the Bus'

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Bill Moyers

2012-06-21-simone.JPG To see America through the eyes of these Catholic Sisters is to see an America seldom noticed by either politicians or the press.

Protesting Nuns Stop Outside Rep. Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Office

Phil Haslanger | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Phil Haslanger

Ryan did not engage the nuns directly about theology on this day. Perhaps he thought that you can't really win a public religious argument with a nun.

You Go, Sisters! Nuns Speak Truth to Power

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

2012-06-14-nuns.JPG Today I'm not worrying. I'm not fretting. Today I'm joyous -- because the nuns are here. Nuns to the rescue!

Feeding the Berbers to the Tigers

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

At least in Rome, the citizens enjoyed bread and circuses. Now it's no bread, and no circuses. The Ryan Budget feeds old people to the lions. And sick people. And students. And the unemployed.

The Recipe for Growth Is...

Harlan Green | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

Austerity folks keep insisting starvation is the only way to recover from the biggest credit binge since the Great Depression. The latest example is House Republicans' passing of Paul Ryan's budget proposal that punishes the poor to pay for the excesses of the wealthiest.

Kevin's Gift

Mike Lux | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

A government that would cut support to middle-class families trying to support their disabled children so the wealthy can get more tax breaks would be a government with no decency.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Defense Budget That Breaks Spending Agreement | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a defense budget Friday that exceeds the deal cut by Congress and President Barack Obama last summer, and that would ha...

Ryan Plan Criticisms Exasperate GOP Congresswoman

The Washington Post | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

CICERO, N.Y. -- Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.) is exasperated as she concludes her opening remarks and reaches for a piece of paper on the podium....

Ryan Budget Punishes the Poorest -- A Return to 'Les Miserables'?

Harlan Green | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

We know Victor Hugo's message is alive and well when Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal continues to punish the poorest for the sins of the wealthiest, who caused the Great Recession and have yet to be punished.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bombs-Not-Bread Bill To Spare Military, Cut Food Aid | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday passed its plan to spare the military's growing budget from mandatory cuts, instead slashing Medicaid, benefits fo...

Rep. Ryan's War on Seniors

Eric Griego | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Eric Griego

Paul Ryan's budget -- which the House passed -- proposed drastic cuts to two programs that can literally mean life and death for America's most vulnerable citizens -- Social Security and Medicare.

Europe's Tale of Austerity: Don't Try This at Home

Ben Zweifach | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

Last week's shellackings across the Atlantic were bad news for both Democrats and Republicans -- because it will make bipartisan deficit reduction that much spookier for everybody in Washington.

Against War and Austerity, Hollande Is Right and Obama Should Agree

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

A common Obama-Hollande front on ending the war and ending European austerity would be in the interest of the American 99%, the European 99%, and the Afghan 99%.

Paul Ryan Ignored By GOP On Disaster Plan

The Hill | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

House Republican appropriators on Tuesday revealed that they have decided to ignore GOP budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on the controversial issue...

GOP's Preposterous Attack On Obama

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Last month, President Obama delivered a speech assailing the Republican budget crafted by Paul Ryan. The speech enraged conservatives, and the rage sh...

Race To Succeed Giffords Hinges On Social Security

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

The race to succeed Gabrielle Giffords in Congress has turned into a localized debate over the future of Social Security and Medicare. Ron Barber,...

Will Romney Ever Reach Out To Hispanic Voters?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

While some may disagree with this analysis, even a casual observer can see that the Romney campaign has put zero thought into their Hispanic outreach.

Group Writes Scathing Report: What Kind Of President Would Romney Be On Education?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney haven't been talking much about education's toughest questions aside from recent attention o...