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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Making Sense of CBO’s Stimulus Projections

This article first appeared at AmericanProgress.org. “Where the action is in federal budgeting” is how the Budget Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office describes...

Draconian but Expensive: Boehner’s Poorly Considered ‘Pledge’ Is Likely to Increase the Deficit

t is obvious that some number of Republican pollsters have come up with the notion that attacking the federal workforce provides a golden political...

Without DeLay: How Did It All Happen?

When Tom DeLay officially resigns from Congress he will leave an empty seat in Texas and another one on the House Appropriations Committee. He...

You May Need a Scorecard for Health Care Reform

If you want to understand the extraordinary events taking place in the fight over health care reform, you should take Deep Throat’s advice to...

There You Go Again, Newt

It is always risky to attempt to give a history lesson to an old history professor, but Newt Gingrich’s column in this morning’s Washington...

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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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