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Super-sized Opposition?

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Eisinger

Would one describe the policy as a ban or a limit? Would one include that the larger beverage would be available at certain locales but not others (i.e., a ban at certain locales)? Would you include 16-plus ounces in the question, or describe it simply as large?

The Real Reason for Big Government

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Douglas J. Amy

Big government is not something that has been forced on Americans by liberal elitists and power-hungry bureaucrats. We have it because we ourselves have demanded big government to deal with the many big problems we have faced.

How Big Should Government Be?

James Robison | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
James Robison

We must support policies and candidates committed to restoring constitutional wisdom to our political institutions. This means that we must be willing to see unsustainable programs cut, even programs that we like and depend on.

Romney Ad Focuses On 'Ending The Obama Era Of Big Government'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign released its second general election television ad Thursday. It is another iteration of what Romney will do on his first day in...

Obama Campaign Hits Back At Mitt Romney's Big Government Critique

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

The Obama and Romney campaigns have shed any pretense that the Republican primary is still ongoing, and have fully engaged one another. On Wednesd...

Obama Can Win Big With FDR Formula

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Always a savvy pragmatist, FDR finally realized it was impossible to compromise with those who refuse to compromise. He also saw that he needed to move left to catch up with his "followers," who were demanding more vigorous action.

How the Wall Street Journal Misleads About Federal Jobs

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 03.15.2012 | Media
Jeffrey Sachs

For government services that count for the 99 percent, the federal government is shrinking, alas, no matter which phony figures the Wall Street Journal throws our way.

GOP Hearts Big Government

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Leave it to Rush Limbaugh to tell the Right how to pontificate about the virtues of small government while pushing for its opposite. The question isn't whether government should be big, but whom big government is for.

The Revolution Begins in 2012

Cenk Uygur | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's time for a revolution. Not a physical one, but a political one. A revolution that turns over the establishment's apple cart, challenges this corrupt system and brings back our democracy. Get ready for 2012.

The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, But Who It's For

Robert Reich | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

"Big government" isn't the problem. The problem is big money is taking over government.

Why Latinos Should Resist Big Government

Israel Ortega | Posted 02.06.2012 | Latino Voices
Israel Ortega

With the Hispanic population poised to continue growing, it would be an awful irony to recreate the very same economic conditions we sought to escape from Latin America.

Is The Bible A 'Small Government' Book?

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The Bible is not a partisan document that calls on us to become Republicans or Democrats. What it offers is not a political platform but an ethical framework to guide us in our political thinking.

Pantyhose and Patriots: The Big Government Time Machine

Tanya M. Acker | Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy
Tanya M. Acker

During WWII, the government asked women to turn in their hosiery, which was used to make powder bags in naval artillery guns. Here are a few possible responses to such a hosiery drive today.

Tea Party America

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In Tea Party America, you have to take personal responsibility, which means you pay most of your increasingly expensive medical costs, you put out your own fires, you inspect your own meat and you rebuild your own house after a natural disaster.

Support for Big Government Jobs Program Has Evaporated

Chriss Street | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

In a stunning reversal of voter opinions since the first weekend in August, the Rasmussen reports national telephone survey reveals that "Likely U.S. ...

Ron Paul Versus Government

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul has a philosophy of government. He sticks to it, even when it would quite obviously be convenient for him to downplay this position or that.

Own It, Obama!

Lucia Brawley | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

You actually heard me, President Obama. You used "Obama Cares," which I've been saying ever since you proposed your historic health care plan and whi...

Tea Partiers: Populist Corporate Camouflage

Ben Tripp | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Think about that. The original Boston Tea Party was an action against a compliant government working in the interests of a massive corporation. The corporate wing of the American government today is doing exactly the same thing, and using the Tea Party as cover to do it.

Big Government's Real War on Marriage

James Peron | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The power of the State to tear loving couples apart is indeed a frightening, intrusive one. It is one that is still being used to destroy loving, married couples, simply on the basis that both are of the same gender.

From Doomsaying to Damage Control

Daniel Dowd | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Daniel Dowd

The truth is no one can really know what a negative economic outlook for a historically dominant superpower means, because we are in uncharted waters.

Jon Ward

War Of Words Between Pawlenty And Bachmann Shows Importance Of Upcoming Straw Poll | Jon Ward | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sniping between Republican presidential hopefuls Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann erupted into a fully public brawl on Sunday, as the t...

Debt Ceiling Just as Predicted! Now, Critical Next Steps

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the Republicans have heeded their Wall Street paymasters, there is even more reason for the Senate to pass its original Senate Budget Committee plan.

So You Like Big Government, Do You?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Some people like a government that is big and does everything for its citizens. I do not.

Jon Ward

There Is No Tea Party: FreedomWorks CEO On The Movement's Evolution And Its Role In 2012 | Jon Ward | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One thing is certain. There is no Tea Party. There are only tea parties. In other words, two years after the birth of a new force ...

Stay Classy, Politicos

Edward Headington | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Careers built over a lifetime can be ended in the amount of take it takes to hit "upload" or click "comment." Given that realization and Rep. Weiner's Twitter travails, here are five rules for aspiring politicos.