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Standard-ly Poor (S&P)

(19) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 4:05 PM

Standard and Poor's (S&P) announcement last Friday that it had stripped the United States of its "triple-A" credit rating was puzzling. What makes S&P's proclamation so curious is that its recent securities-rating track record has been, shall we say, off the mark? Its flawed analysis included a $2...

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Patriots Don't Let Their Nation Default

(259) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 2:56 PM

The glee of some Republican members of Congress, thrilled at the prospect of not raising the federal debt limit, should worry all of us. These national "leaders" fail to understand that not raising the debt limit doesn't mean our debt magically evaporates (it means that our country is an international...

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The GOP's License Plate Slush Fund Agenda

(165) Comments | Posted April 20, 2011 | 4:15 PM

Last November, Republicans rode a Tea Party wave into power by promising to keep the government out of people's lives. What exactly does that mean? Helping kids afford college? No! Regulate harmful emissions to protect the air we breathe? Not a chance! Requiring insurance companies to cover kids with pre-existing...

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