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Paul Ryan Says Scott Walker Has 'Courage'

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

When it comes the Wisconsin recall elections, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says it's really all about courage. "I think courage is on the ballot," he said i...

Ryan's Meteoric Rise Presents Dilemma For Democrats

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

The implosion of the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign--the first implosion, before the weird resurrection and inevitable second implosion--came bec...

A Moral Case for Tax Fairness in America

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

For most Americans, our recent tax day was about as welcomed as a trip to the dentist. But a cab driver working the double shift probably had more reason for discomfort than a hedge-fund manager on Wall Street.

Safe Harbor for the Homeless

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The House Budget Committee's latest draconian budget proposes even deeper cuts in the safety net while refusing to ask the rich and powerful to contribute their fair share. Indeed, it would give them more tax breaks at the expense of poor struggling families desperately trying to get back on their feet.

Enough With Co-opting Jesus For Every Political Agenda

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Much like the many portraits of Jesus over the centuries, we should never underestimate the ability of human beings to rewrite Jesus' words into their own ideologies.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Paul Ryan: Catholic Opponents Don't Have A 'Monopoly' On Social Issues | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended his budget on Thursday from criticisms that it is inconsistent with Catholic social principles. Speakin...

House GOP Moving Away From Ryan Proposal

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House are opting for the politically safe route as they follow up their tightfisted, tea party-driven b...

UPDATED: Georgetown Faculty Challenge Rep. Paul Ryan On Catholic Teaching And Budget

Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion

UPDATE: 4/24, 4:00pm: Rep. Paul Ryan's spokesman, Kevin Seifert, sent this email in response to an inquiry about the Georgetown Faculty Letter from Th...

Michael McAuliff

Obama's Lower Taxes Slow The Economy, CBO Says | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have pounced on a Congressional Budget Office report Friday that says President Barack Obama's budget would add to deficits ...

Prosperity for Whom?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We should let our moral compass guide us as America decides how its tax dollars are spent. The Republicans and President Obama are offering two different visions of prosperity. The question is, "Prosperity for whom?"

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Says Few Americans 'Really Need Help' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate GOP's leading budget mavens unveiled Wednesday the party's plan for cutting aid to the poor by $440 billion, saying th...

Catholic Bishops Say Ryan Budget Fails Moral Test

Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A week after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan claimed his Catholic faith inspired ...

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.

Elise Foley

David Axelrod: Criticizing Ryan Budget Not 'Empty Scare Tactics' | Elise Foley | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod rejected on Sunday the idea that the president is contradicting his "hope and change" message by attacking the...

Current Fight Over Paul Ryan Plan Preview Of Fall Battles

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Heck sees no reason to back down after voting for a Republican budget plan that combines deep spending cuts...

Think Again: The Ryan Budget Show, Part 2

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

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.

The Jobless Are Screwed

Thom Hartmann | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Even though the economy is slightly improving, businesses are having difficulty finding Americans workers who are trained and qualified to handle the new job.

Trump Calls Ryan Budget 'Catastrophic'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump is not a politician. Nor is he someone who offers measured political analysis. As a surrogate for the Mitt Romney campaign, he's been mor...

Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Of 'Verbal Tantrums'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading House Republican said Tuesday he hasn't had a discussion with Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney about taking th...

Right-Wing Republicans Gorge Themselves at the Public Trough, While Telling the Rest of Us to Suck It Up

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must become a much more politically engaged and informed population and take responsibility for ensuring that those we elect to represent us in Congress are held accountable, but also support them when they do the right thing.

Obama and Romney Are Politicians, Not Visionaries

Dean Baker | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

President Obama and Governor Romney are politicians, not philosophers. They have not made it to the top of the political ladder because of their grand visions of the future. They got their positions by appealing to powerful political actors.

How Frank Luntz Is Killing the GOP

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Another problem with winning with Luntz-style politics is that it has led to hubris; Republicans believe they can talk their way out of anything. Just look at their strategy in the war against women.

The F-35 vs. Healthcare

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The F-35 program's biggest obstacle seems to be the enormous amount of software code that needs to be written and verified.

The Muddy Middle

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

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.

Obama Goes On The Offensive

The Washington Post | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Conservatives are not accustomed to being on the defensive. ...