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Losing Latino Votes

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 11.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The more we know about Ryan, the more obvious it becomes that he and Romney aren't a winning combination for America.

The Moral Test of Government

Joe Hansen | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Hansen

This Labor Day, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will pay lip service to America's workers and talk about their plans to strengthen the middle class. But instead of offering any serious solutions, they have made it clear that they are planning to balance the budget on the backs of America's workers and the poor.

Paul Ryan Should Visit Congo

Anjan Sundaram | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Anjan Sundaram

Perhaps Congo might help Paul Ryan reconsider whether rights really come from nature and God, or whether they come from government.

Why The GOP's Coded Homophobia Is Surprisingly Cruel And Cowardly

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 10.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

On Medicare, Ryan thundered, "We need this debate." But on the social values that Republicans claim stand at the core of their being, they want no debate, just underhanded cues to appease the social conservatives in their fragile coalition.

Ryan Opposed Disaster Aid

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As Hurricane Isaac bears down on the Gulf Coast, there should be plenty of money – some $1.5 billion – in federal disas...

Cracks and Crackpots

Richard Klass | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

The Senate has appropriated the $61 million needed for repairs on a bipartisan basis. The Republican House has so far refused and is likely to continue to do so. Is this the party that keeps saying that if average families can balance their budgets, the federal government should do so too?

Finding Private Ryan: Pushing Back the Republican Tide

David Coates | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
David Coates

Independents need to be reminded of who is blocking sane policies for economic reconstruction and social justice in contemporary America. It certainly isn't the Democratic Party, and next week we need very loudly to say so.

2012 Electoral Math -- Pre-Convention Baseline

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now is a good time to look at the state of the race, to establish a baseline to measure all this expected frenzied movement.

Paul Ryan: The Obama Danger Ahead: Voter Complacency (Part III of III)

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

It is not clear Ryan can help Romney win even Wisconsin, but in an election where Mr. Romney's base favors opposition to the president over affirmation of the opposition, maybe there's logic in a running mate whose every policy screams anti-Obama.

Joshua Hersh

Paul Ryan Sponsored Trade Deal That Hamstrings U.S. | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A spate of anti-democratic actions in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain have turned an unflattering spotlight on a six-year-old U.S. fr...

Paul Ryan: Policy That Is Neither Catholic Nor Conservative -- More Non-Ideas From Mitt (Part II of III)

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

If your political philosophy is directly contrary to your faith and equally dismissive of the best substantive ideas conservative thinkers have offered, is it little surprise that the Romney/Ryan ticket is seen as without substantive idea.

Romney, Ryan Selling Controversial Plan

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Denounced by his Republican rival for divisiveness, President Barack Obama on Monday defended the tone of his campaign in a combati...

What My Father Would Have Thought About Paul Ryan

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

We require people in elected positions who grasp that government has a purpose -- to help and protect and educate citizens. Those are the leaders my father respected.

Romney's Ryan Problem

Richard Klass | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

In the absence of any specific issue positions by Romney or his disavowing of the Ryan budget, such as on Medicare cuts, the voters will naturally turn to the Ryan budget and the Ryan voting record for insight. At least on veterans' issues, that insight shows a callous disregard for our veterans and their needs.

Ryan Continues Romney Camp's Attack On Biden

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan kept up the assault on Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, saying that his recent "chains" remark was a "...

Ryan's Double Talk

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

So what has the "avid outdoorsman" from Wisconsin done when faced in Congress with real life eco-challenges?

Is Paul Ryan Romney's Best Bet?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Leighton Vaughan Williams

Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is probably a chance that Mitt Romney thinks is worth taking, the best among the limited choices his backers would allow him.

Romney & Ryan's Fossil Fuel Favoritism: Starve Clean Energy, but Feed Oil With Taxpayer Money

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Ryan budget passed by the House would dish out $40 billion in subsidies to oil companies over the next ten years, but would slash clean energy investments by 90 percent by 2014 -- down to just $1 billion. Romney and Ryan's failure to support clean energy is a failure of imagination.

Something Conservatives & Liberals Can Agree On: Let Sarah Palin Speak at the Republican National Convention

John Hawkins | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

Sarah Palin is the most prominent woman in the Republican Party and the finest feminist role model currently walking on terra firma. Is there anybody who comes closer to realizing that feminist maxim "You can have it all" than Sarah Palin?

Romney's Brain

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Sam Stein

Did Paul Ryan Cripple Debt-Reduction Deal With Obama Re-Election Concern? | Sam Stein | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its profile of newly minted, presumptive vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan Monday morning, The New York Times reported a new and po...

Ryan, Obama Facing Off

AP | KEN THOMAS and KASIE HUNT | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Led by President Barack Obama, Democrats claimed on Monday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney privately backs controv...

The Best Ticket Dirty Money Can Buy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I am sure the Koch brothers are smiling this morning because they have been cultivating Congressman Ryan since he set foot on Capitol Hill, giving him one of his first donations in 1999.

Romney-Ryan's Why Nations Fail Economy vs. Obama's Built to Last Economy

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot read Why Nations Fail during this campaign season without recognizing on every page the authors' criteria for successful nations fulfilled by President Obama's built-to-last economic policies and the failing nations' policies being consciously pursued by Romney-Ryan.

Republican Budget for Billionaires

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The new Republican budget (called the "Ryan Budget" by DC insiders) reflects current electoral reality: billionaires and corporations now finance cand...