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‘Non-security’ Spending Cuts Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

One great irony in the current debate over cutting federal spending is the label House Republicans have placed on the tiny sliver of federal...

Procedurally Correct: The House Can Decide How to Enact Health Reform

This article was first posted at AmericanProgress.org. People who are opposed to health care reform are raising a real ruckus over a possible parliamentary maneuver...

Education Reforms Will Miss the ‘Top’ Without Broader Consensus

This article was first posted at AmericanProgress.org. I am sure that Jonathan Alter’s recent column in Newsweek, “How Congress Keeps Screwing Up Education — President...

Looking for the Full Measure of Jack Murtha

This article was first posted at AmericanProgress.org. Twenty years ago I was the staff director of the Democratic Study Group, an organization that among other...

Go Home: Incoming Leader of the 112th Congress Issues Odd Marching Order

The incoming leadership and committee chairmen of the U.S. House of Representatives have been boasting about their ambitious, time-consuming plans to conduct intensive oversight...

Behind The Scenes: How Congressional Conservatives Induced Financial Crisis

When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called congressional leaders early last week to ask for $700 billion in public funds to buy distressed loans and...

Selective Keynesians

Amity Shale’s column “FDR Was a Great Leader, But…,” in Sunday’s Washington Post, is only the latest of many recent conservative pieces arguing that...

Taking Responsibility: Republicans Continue Recovery Obstruction

Since the Republican Conference of the U.S. House of Representatives is largely made up of individuals who believe their party lost the 2008 elections...

Supply Side Madness

If it weren’t so painful it would be downright hilarious. There is a seemingly endless procession of former free market proselytizers, including captains of...

Arts Bashing

As Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) pointed out on the Senate floor yesterday, nearly all of the objections to the pending stimulus package are directed...

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Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...
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