Neoconservatives Versus Americans

When someone attacks your arguments or comments on your lifestyle, that may be a source of irritation or possibly even anxiety. But when people...

Expansion, Not Austerity

We now have a Presidential Commission to make recommendations about the Reagan-Bush-Bush $13 trillion deficit that was created by cutting revenues in half with...

Raise Taxes or Cut Entitlements–You Decide.

You should see one particular chart from the Congressional budget office.Here’s what it says:The lowest two quintiles (lowest 40%) of wage earners averaged...

Fixing the Economy and the Budget–for the People

It’s wonk city, folks. If you don’t have any patience, don’t read on. But if you don’t read on, don’t blame us if the...

Don’t Think “Green Energy;” Think Green Jobs.

We have a couple of pieces of legislation in that great frozen melting pot called a Senate that deserve your attention and, frankly, the...

Budget Cuts–Coming After Your Social Security

It is time to pay attention to the Peterson Commission. And you had better pay attention and tell your friends and have them tell...

The Angry American

There has been no time in recent memory when so many people, so many Americans, are very, very angry. They have every right to...

“Please, Sir, May I Have Another!”

The Republicans in Congress have their paddles out and are ready, if we let them, to make us walk the line again, while the...

Here’s How Right Wing Obstruction Affects You Personally.

Life is not a newsreel, someone once said. It is not a sound bite. It is not the mere reporting of Republican Reich Wing...

State of the Nation — June 2010

Where are we?We've got a bunch of tea party nuts...let's be frank...running around saying that the country is becoming a fascist sate and...

A Presidential Commission–To Cut Your Benefits

"Houston, we have a problem....""We're out of money."Our fiscal problems have at last reached emergency status. The Republicans, yes, the Republicans--in a purely...

Greed

"The time has come" the walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And why the sea is...