The Day in News: Donald Trump is PISSED
Apr09

The Day in News: Donald Trump is PISSED

The day began with news of the latest horrific turn in Syria’s civil war and speculation over whether the United States would enter the fray bombing. But the bombshell that dominated at the end of the day was the FBI’s raid of Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room. The Washington Post speculates that Cohen is being investigated for illegal campaign donations (relating to the Stormy Daniels payout) and...

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Real Family Values = Kids, Not Cuts!
Nov13

Real Family Values = Kids, Not Cuts!

Now that we have stopped basking in our electoral success, we turn our attention to the “fiscal cliff.” This harkens back to last year’s debt-ceiling debacle and the failure of the “Super Committee” to come up with a budget plan that both Republicans and Democrats could live with (i.e., the GOP would not agree to raising revenues on anyone, especially the 1%). The penalty for their failure to compromise...

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Not Born Yesterday: Why Can’t We Have an Honest Political Discussion?
Aug18

Not Born Yesterday: Why Can’t We Have an Honest Political Discussion?

Why does Bankrupting America pretend they are non-partisan when they very clearly do have a political ax to grind? Don’t you think that’s — I don’t know — dishonest? And sneaky? There’s a word for that: propaganda.

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Slashing spending “to the bone” will not solve the deficit
Apr13

Slashing spending “to the bone” will not solve the deficit

For those of you here in Texas watching the David Dewhurst for Senate ads — I get it, cutting spending to solve a deficit makes perfect sense. I balance a checkbook, too. When I lost my job last fall, my family had to make a number of spending changes and shift our budget. Substitute in any GOP candidate for public office, and you get the same budget strategy rhetoric: slash spending, cut federal spending,...

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Supreme Court Roundup
Mar22

Supreme Court Roundup

  On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will begin hearing oral arguments related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka health reform). The oral argument will run for more than six hours and span three days, as the Court considers issues related to the individual mandate (requiring everyone to have health insurance coverage), the Medicaid expansion (beginning in 2014, people with incomes at or...

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