When it comes to
the Republican budget proposal that passed the U.S. House this week, I agree
with those who find it strange that anyone sees the initiative as a serious
attempt to "grow the economy," as Rep. Paul Ryan
Someone needs to tell Paul Ryan that his party—and the economic platform of austerity and plutocracy he crafted for it—lost a national election last year. Someone also needs to tell the Wisconsin Republican that he...
is in danger of turning into destitute Greece, or so congressional Republicans
and conservative commentators have been warning us for years now. For many
reasons, this is an absurd comparison—but it may
A prolonged confrontation over the nation's debt ceiling—unlike the "fiscal cliff," which provoked many scary headlines—could truly be grave for both America and the world. While press coverage often mentions the
Observing the Congressional Republicans repeatedly stumble in and out of their caucus clown car, blowing loud kazoos and muttering angry threats, should be painful, embarrassing and highly instructive to any American voter
It seemed preposterous that 2012 could
match the high drama of 2011 in Wisconsin. But we were proved wrong. This year
had as many sudden developments, twists and turns, conspiracies and surprise
endings as last year
Recognizing that the oldest General Motors (GM) plant in the nation was shutting down an hour and 15 minutes from his doorstep and wanting to tell an insightful story about the recession that would resonate nationwide...