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Donald T. Sterling Is No Aberration

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. His beyond reprehensible slur that he doesn't want African-Americans at "my games," which has ignited a furor, is part and parcel of an increasingly rotten and ugly saga that has become all too familiar in recent days.

The Ryan Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Alternative

William Hartung | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

The Ryan plan is not a conservative budget in the true sense of the term. If it were it would cut government spending across the board, not give a free ride to wasteful Pentagon spending while letting other programs bear the full burden of spending reductions.

The Four 'Grand Bargains' That the Republicans Turned Down

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

All of these plans failed because the most powerful Republicans (Boehner, Cantor, Ryan) and the Tea Party Caucus are not looking for a compromise. They want unilateral concessions.

House Republicans: What Happened? You Were Doing So Well

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

When a Republican Member of Congress uses a term like "wetback," I generally write it off to the insensitivity of individuals of a certain age. But when almost every Republican votes to deport DREAMers and many other sensible Republicans propose the enforcement-only son-of-H.R 4437, I am genuinely offended.

Ryan Announces Opposition To Background Check Bill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday at a town hall that he opposes legislation to expand background checks for firearms purchases, despite signaling ...

Budgets to the Right of Us, Budgets to the Left of Us: Budgets, Budgets Everywhere!

David Coates | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
David Coates

They share similar names. They all promise prosperity. Nobody, after all, is going to label their budget "the route to yet more unemployment." In truth, however, these are not just different budgets. They are entirely different route-maps to our collective future.

House Republicans Pass Ryan Budget

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have passed a budget plan that would bring the federal government's finances into balance in 10 years by sharply cutti...

Brutal Ryan Plan Remains On Track For Victory

Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on dome...

We Have a Revenue Problem

Richard Klass | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Handling the surge in outlays caused by the "Great Recession" was a formidable problem. Unfortunately the picture on the revenue side was even worse. So why will the GOP not admit that we also have a revenue problem?

Now to Work

Terence Smith | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Terence Smith

Looking back over the last six months or so, the most striking development in American politics is not the reelection of the president or the relative status quo in Congress, it is the virtual disintegration of the Republican Party.

Ryan Trying To Find 'Sweet Spot'

The New York Times | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After Senator John McCain’s failed presidential bid in 2008, he repaired to the Senate to become a thorn in President Obama’s side....

Election 2012: A Republican Extinction Level Event (ELE)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If we are to move "Forward" it's time we eliminate the potholes to progress known as the regressive Republicans. Give the Libertarians, Peace and Freedom, Green Party or countless others a chance.

Obama 2.0: A Coalition Government?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
William S. Becker

As Barack Obama found during his first term, it's nearly impossible to move America forward when everyone pulls in different directions. He might be able to do something about that as he shapes the team for his second term. How?

6 Life Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Linda Flanagan

With the power back on at last, after eight days of generator-induced quasi-civilization, it's time to consider the lessons we might learn from this debacle.

A Vote for Nothing

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Americans have a choice between a moderate Eisenhower-Republican-style president in Mr. Obama, or an entirely new creature: a man who believes in nothing, who seems to exist entirely in negative space.

A Question For the 73% of White Evangelicals Who Say They're Voting for Romney

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

According to polls 73 percent of WHITE evangelicals will be voting for Mitt Romney. If the polls are correct here's the question I'd like to ask evangelicals using their own style of language/concerns/theological thinking as applied to their choice.

Ryan Making Unusual Swing

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — John McCain won Alabama by 21 percentage points. The 2008 Republican nominee won South Carolina by 9 percentage points. And M...

Afghanistan in the Obama-Romney Gap

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

As the American public's disillusionment with fighting the war deepens, the precarious support base in Congress and mainstream policy circles is dwindling. The administration cannot afford to dawdle any longer.

Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.

Big Bird and the Malarkey of the 2012 Presidential Campaign

David Aronchick | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
David Aronchick

Where is the strength and conviction we saw from Obama's camp four years ago? And what happened to Mitt Romney's compassion for others? Did he ever have any?

Ben Craw

Paul Ryan: 60 Percent Of Americans Are 'Takers,' Not 'Makers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said in 2010 that 60 percent of Americans receive more financial benefits from the government than th...

Ryan Booed Over Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was booed by the audience while pledging to repeal Obamacare at AARP's annual conference Friday in New Orleans. "The first ...

Medicare: Obama Ignores the Two Most Important, and 'Winningest' Differences With Romney-Ryan

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Based on its actions, one can only suspect the Obama campaign "poll-tested" Romney's lies about Medicare, found that they had some traction, and thus decided to counter them directly.

A Tale of Two Conventions

David Coates | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The Obama Administration did not create the crisis. They inherited it. Because they did, and because Republicans cannot afford to admit that they did, systematic lying had to become central to the presentation of the Republican case in Tampa.

Losing Latino Votes

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 11.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The more we know about Ryan, the more obvious it becomes that he and Romney aren't a winning combination for America.