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The Upside Down Politics of Preexisting Condition

One of the sad ironies in this nation’s fight over health care is that those with the most desperate need for coverage appear to...

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...

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...

Just Plain Nuts: House Republican Budget Proposals Put Forth in the Most Haphazard Manner...

This article was originally posted at AmericanProgress.org. Less than a week after the House Appropriations Committee sorted out its final staff assignments, their new chairman,...

‘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...

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...

Good Luck Mr. Trump!

One of my earliest recollections as a child was standing in my grandmother’s kitchen the morning after the 1952 election and watching her try...

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...

If Deficits Don’t Matter, Does Contract Abuse?

Dick Cheney’s famous statement “deficits don’t matter” is generally associated with the Bush administration’s philosophy on taxation. A strong case can be made, however,...

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...

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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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