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Steve Lombardo: It Was More Than Just A Wave

A week ago today, voters flipped the Obama coalition on its head and voted for Republicans in a mid-term landslide that has the potential to be a transformational election. Notice…

Larry Beinhart: Why the Stimulus Package Failed

The stimulus package failed because it consisted mostly of tax cuts. Tax cuts are among the very worst ways to create jobs and certainly the most expensive. The stimulus package…

William Hartung: Don’t Stall on New START

It’s time for the U.S. Senate to ratify the new arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia (New START). The treaty‘s benefits are clear and concrete (PDF). Each…

Jeff Danziger: New Torture

From The Huffington Post…

JPMorgan Internal Document Predicts ‘Gridlocked’ Congress ‘Without Any Landmark Legislation’

The financial titan JPMorgan Chase is betting on the next congressional session to be historic in its lack of productivity, according to a leaked internal document. On Tuesday, the money-in-politics…

Joseph C. Wilson: George Bush’s Deception Points

Having read that people began lining up in front of bookstores before former President Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, was due to be released, I hurried off to purchase mine early…

Alvin Greene For President? Ex-Senate Candidate Considering Bid

Is there such a thing as too much Alvin Greene? Politico, perhaps searching for an answer to that question, called the failed South Carolina Democratic candidate for Senate to find…

David Vines: Making Voting Easier for Every American

After the “shellacking” the Democrats received on Tuesday they will most certainly have to rethink their legislative priorities. With Joe Barton, the man who famously apologized to BP after the…

Is Boehner more of a crybaby than Pelosi?

Is Boehner more of a crybaby than Pelosi?

Got hankies? The next speaker is a weeper. If soon-to-be-ousted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is known for her steely smile and composure, her replacement, John Boehner, has a reputation for…

Republicans tap two tea party winners for transition help

Republicans tap two tea party winners for transition help

To help lead the GOP‘s transition to power in the House, Republicans on Monday tapped two newly elected congressmen who drew tea party backing in their campaigns. Adam Kinzinger of…