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Villaraigosa Fires Back At His Critics

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa responded defensively to the backlash he's received for signing onto the Republican-leaning Campaign to Fix the Debt on ...

Deficit Rorschach Test: The Presidents, the Editors, and the Truth

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Both political parties have "an aversion to telling the truth," says WaPo. The truth? That newspaper's editors are part of a small but powerful billionaire-funded circle that seems to believe that any facts that don't support their distorted and unpopular ideas are deviations from the "truth."

The Bowles-Simpson Medicine Show Is Back in Town

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As soon as one pitch ends, another begins. So this ain't over, folks, because every good medicine-show pitchman knows: You gotta keep on offering the crowd that "grand bargain" until you wear 'em down and they buy it.

President Obama Offers Moral Vision, Faith Leaders Must Press For More

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Faith leaders in the United States should applaud President Obama for offering a moral vision for the nation while carefully monitoring how the White House and Congress proceed.