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Obama’s New ‘Grand Bargain,’ Scahill’s Reaction to Manning Verdict, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the intensifying feud between Chris Christie and Rand Paul and why GOP officials are upset over Liz Cheney’s decision to run for Senate in Wyoming.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE



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The Quiet Closing of Washington

Conservative Republicans in our nation’s capital have managed to accomplish something they only dreamed of when tea partyers streamed into Congress at the start of 2011: They’ve basically shut Congress down.

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 READ MORE


The Contest Over the Real Economic Problem

The biggest problems we face are unemployment, stagnant wages, slow growth and widening inequality—not deficits. The major goal must be to get jobs and wages back, not balance the budget.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Ryan’s Regressiveness Redux

Republicans lost the election but they still shape what’s debated in Washington—the federal budget deficit and so-called fiscal responsibility.

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 READ MORE



Oops, Time to Adjust the Christian Calendar

Pope Benedict XVI claims that, thanks to a sixth-century monk’s mistake, the most commonly used calendar is off by several years; topless feminists disguised as nuns protest anti-gay marriage in Paris;  meanwhile, mainstream media pile on the same cliches about Israel and Palestine we’ve been hearing for 40 years. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 READ MORE



Nothing Great About the ‘Grand Bargain’

The president and Congress reaching a “grand bargain” would mean significant cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; some Republican senators believe Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique on American citizens; meanwhile, millions showed up to the largest coordinated strike Europe has ever seen. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 READ MORE



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Preserve Benefits: Cut Gouging and Inequities

Congress is still talking about a “Grand Bargain” that “balances” far more spending cuts than tax increases. That is another way of saying that you – the consumer of Medicare and Medicaid services, the recipient of Social Security, and the average taxpayer — will take the brunt of the spending cuts.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE



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What Will Liberals Do With Their New Power?

What will Democrats do with their big election victory? If history is any indication, they’ll do just what they’ve done in years past: declare their opposition to budget cuts before embarking on a campaign of capitulation to the demands of their corporate backers, Glenn Greenwald says.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE



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David Brooks to Obama: Chill Out

In the mind of New York Times wise man David Brooks, President Obama and the congressmen he’s negotiating with are equally to blame for the diplomatic trip and fall in last week’s federal deficit talks. (more)

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 READ MORE


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