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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...

Democrats, Time to Take a Deep Breath

President Trump still has solid support from about a quarter of the electorate and more tenuous support from another 10 to 15 percent. On...

Watergate and the S&P, How Well do Markets Forecast Political Dysfunction?

I don’t think that I am alone in wondering why equity markets have not only held their own but have actually added value despite...

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...

Frozen Budgets Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

This article first appeared at AmericanProgress.org. The federal budget is big and perplexing. Sometimes it seems like nothing more than a sea of random numbers....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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