Right now, in this economy, we can't afford to put politics before facts. And the facts are clear: middle-class tax cuts will help our economy -- and strengthening our economy will pay off for everyone in the long run.
China's green mercantilism raises important questions for the United States. We must be careful about being overly reliant on China, replacing our foreign fossil fuel dependency with foreign clean energy dependency.
There is a temptation during periods of high domestic unemployment to turn inward. But that is exactly what we should not do. That would cost us jobs, not increase them. Instead, we must take greater advantage of opportunities to increase our exports.
The notion that increasing the tax rate on the richest Americans means the socialist floodgates have been opened is clearly nonsensical, as the rates would return to what was normal for most of the last half century.
With occasional blind spots aside, Biden's policy breadth is impressive compared to virtually anyone else on the Obama team. Only Bob Gates comes close to Biden's versatility -- and even there, Biden wins hands down.
The GOP has done a good job promoting the "deficits are out of control" narrative. But Dems should realize that failure to pass measures that create jobs poses a much graver political danger to members -- and economic danger to the country.
Opponents of climate legislation often claim that now is the wrong time to put a price on carbon, with the economy just emerging from a recession. But the reverse is actually true. Climate legislation would be a stimulus.
Simply waving signs accusing the president of being a socialist or claiming our present predicament began after the last election neglects common sense, history, standard economic policies, and the facts.