Last month, our lawmakers decided against reversing a scheduled increase in the payroll tax, thereby increasing the amount of revenue paid to the federal government for nearly 77% of American households.
President Obama's religious philosophy is broadminded rather than regressive, openhearted and ecumenical rather than narrowly focused on the beliefs and dogmas of the most inflexible absolutists on the theological spectrum. His worldview does not reject out of hand the tenets of other faith communities.
The Republicans may not deserve it, but the President still wants one and has the leverage to get a grand bargain including Medicare spending reductions on favorable terms.
Playtex knows that in America sex can sell almost anything -- even toilet paper. So the logical next question is, of course, can it sell the GOP? And recent events make it look like Republicans are desperate enough to find out.
Instead of washing his hands of the process and resigning our budget to an avoidable fate, Mr. Ryan should join with members on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress to avoid that outcome.
Millions of Americans who depend upon government-funded services deserve better than this kind of "sore loser" lack of leadership from our elected representatives. And so do the hundreds of thousands of government employees who deliver these vital services.
Whatever the reason, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that if government spending drops, there will be less overall demand in the economy and fewer goods and services will be produced. But Republicans simply won't admit that is true.
We shouldn't be putting women into the position where the crime against them is considered to be more or less valid depending on whether they carry their baby to term. Whether a rape results in pregnancy is irrelevant to the fact that a rape occurred and is punishable by law.
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, is a staunch supporter of gun rights with an 'A' rating fro...
To equitably reduce the deficit in a way that maintains good faith with the American people requires tax increases. Yes, new taxes are necessary. Especially those focused on the speculators who caused the crash.
I do think Obama was responding to Reagan's vision, but not to tell Reagan that he was wrong, but to tell some of his Republican disciples of today who use Reagan's words and legacy that this version of America has become outdated.
The creep of personhood results in laws and actions that take away women's constitutional personhood. There is no (gender-neutral) way to extend personhood rights to fertilized eggs without depriving women of the same rights.
Somehow, after 236 years under spacious skies, we've reached a place where having it all only accents what we lack. The shortfalls of our lives glint in the corner of our eyes and rather than look away, we sit and discount our blessings.
Some Republicans don't know a victory when they see one. All you hear out of presidential hopeful Marco Rubio and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is doom and gloom but this is a case of not seeing the forest for the trees.
by Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair Politico published a list of "13 people to watch in politics in 2013"--a ragtag assembly of television executives (Jeff...
Welcome to the seventh annual homage (which sounds so much nicer than "blatant ripoff," don't you think?) to the television show The McLaughlin Group, since they have the most extensive year-end award category list of anyone around.