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How Bad Is Our Debt Problem and Will a Deal Fix It?

President Obama met with congressional leaders Friday in another attempt to avert the fiscal cliff—the automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 unless Congress can strike a deal. The cuts and tax hikes are so large and so sudden that many economists fear they would plunge the country back into recession.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Electronic Frontier Foundation

As the larger part of American culture seems ready to surrender its claim to privacy without question, organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation are riding like Paul Revere through the digital Massachusetts night.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 READ MORE


Golden Parachute

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Republican Infighting

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U.S. Army/Specialist Ken Scar

Need for Straight Talk From U.S. Defense Department

Christmas has provided a day of distraction from war, the usual condition for most of the world, and the steady-state of the modern American nation, so to speak.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 READ MORE


Happy New Fiscal Cliff

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Snow Job

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Fiscal Clown Car

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Dedicated Public Servant

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Wayne LaPierre

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GOP Pollster Rips the NRA, a ‘Meet the Press’ Police Investigation, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a new warning on the debt ceiling from Timothy Geithner and why it’s probably not the most wonderful time of the year for President Obama and Congress.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Alex Brandon

The Final Battle

Now that Congress has turned its back on the right to due process and trial by jury, the courts are the last line of defense against establishment of a gulag state.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE


‘Call Me Crazy,’ NRA Chief Says of Controversial New Gun Proposal

During a Sunday morning appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Wayne LaPierre doubled down on his much-maligned proposal to have armed guards in American schools.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE



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How Dark Money Helped Republicans Hold the House

In the November election, a million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives than Republicans. But that popular vote advantage did not result in control of the chamber.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE


Leader of Revolution

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Doomsday Planning

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Newtown, USA

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Gun Lobby Uses Congress

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USA

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Mayan Fiscal Cliff

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’Twas the Night Before Tax Cuts

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Fiscal Cliff Counteroffer

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Aid and Comfort

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Wish List

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School Shooting

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From Day One

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Mental Health Care

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Gun Control

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Next to the Diet Coke

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AP/Narciso Contreras

Don’t Be Afraid of NRA Bullies

Politicians are still terrified of the NRA, even though analysis shows that the organization’s power is greatly exaggerated.

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Circle Time

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Peace on Earth

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Sandy Hook Massacre

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Repeal the 2nd Amendment

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Never Enough

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NRA and Gun Debate

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NRA Grip on Congress

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Lame Duck Congress

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First, Get Rid of the Guns

Politicians who are too craven or stupid or ideologically rigid to finally move forward on gun control will have the blood of future victims on their hands.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Evan Vucci

Now Is the Time

The horror in Newtown, Conn., should shake us out of the cowardice, the fear, the evasion and the opportunism that prevent our political system from acting to curb gun violence.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE


Why Is Washington Obsessing About the Deficit and Not Jobs and Wages?

It was the centerpiece of the president’s re-election campaign. Every time Republicans complained about trillion-dollar deficits, he and other Democrats would talk jobs. That’s what Americans care about—jobs with good wages. So why, exactly, is Washington back to obsessing about budget deficits?

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 READ MORE


Budget Armageddon Is Nearing

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Posted on Dec 15, 2012 READ MORE


Wonderland on a Cliff

Are you as sick of the “fiscal cliff” as I am? Actually, that’s a trick question. You couldn’t possibly be.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE


Homeownership Support Shouldn’t Be a Mansion Subsidy

With Congress finally starting to have a serious conversation about our revenue crisis, there are obvious reasons to limit the amount of mortgage interest that Americans can deduct from their taxable income.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE


Cliff on the Shelf

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Insanitea

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Santa Is Not Real

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Right to Work Pee

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Anyone Else Find the Threat of Syrian Chemical Weapons Eerily Familiar?

In the past, the accusation of WMD possession has been the usual formulation when threatening foreign intervention or an attack.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 READ MORE


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