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Monday, July 18, 2011

The public supports tax increases for the wealthy

At long last, President Obama seems to have run out of patience with the truculent Republicans who have rejected all of his overtures for a budget deal—just as Moody's and other economic authorities again warned of the potentially catastrophic consequences of a debt default...
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Tax cuts for the rich could come at a heavy price

Suddenly Republican leaders in Congress, after months of staring down the Democrats over a potentially disastrous debt default, began blinking so fast that they might be signaling in Morse code. Although their message is muddled and illogical—with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) saying he can...
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Republicans fail to address their own scandals

Grossly distasteful may be the most dignified way to describe the behavior of Rep. Anthony Weiner, but it is impossible to discuss what he has confessed to doing without words...
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Monday, June 6, 2011

An extraordinarily dangerous problem, Greenspan says

The current puppet play in Congress—where Republicans sponsored a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling only because they wanted to vote it down—would be funny, if only they weren't risking economic...
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Hysteria, slurs, lies and reckless opportunism

It is hard to see why anyone was surprised by Newt Gingrich's self-ignited implosion in the earliest hours of his presidential candidacy. The career of the former House speaker...

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