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Instead of 'Legitimate Rape' Remarks, This Time Right-Wing Economic Policies Are Sinking GOP Chances

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Unless Republicans repudiate Reaganite supply side (i.e., trickle down) economics -- which stands at the very heart of contemporary, Tea Party conservatism and is the only thing unifying the increasingly disparate social conservative, libertarian, and Chamber of Commerce wings -- they own this debacle.

Milton Friedman: Father of the Tea Party?

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

This week is the 101st anniversary of Milton Friedman's birth, and it will be widely celebrated among the vast number of Americans who march in Tea Parties and wear tricorn hats in public. But the new "libertarian populism" is increasingly at odds with the possibility of a shared future.

Supply-side's Abject Failure

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

I applaud the president for making the case against regressive tax cuts as the lodestar of economic policy. We cannot afford to double down on the failed, plutocratic pipe dream that is trickle down economics.

Sen. McConnell, if We're Really Spending too Much, Why Can't You Say What You'd Cut?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

McConnell voted to raise spending during the Bush Administration. Since he now wants to cut government spending while opposing any tax increase, he must tell Americans which programs will go.