Paul Ryan gives GOP a short-term win. But has the “Stupid Party” snatched defeat from the jaws of victory … again?
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The balance of what’s possible with what the base wants is a delicate thing, and Republican leadership sure hasn’t figured out how to achieve it. That Bismarck line about politics being the art of the possible is being bandied about a lot lately… But I’ve always had a problem with it, because I think it ignores the reality of modern political tactics.
For four straight years, the United States of America has not adopted a budget, notwithstanding the requirement of Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution that “a regular statement and[...]
[Patrick Moffitt is the co-author of this piece. Read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.] In Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath – with millions freezing and hungry in dark devastation, including nursing home[...]
President Obama said at his increasingly notorious press conference on Monday, “America cannot afford another debate with this Congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have[...]
President Obama tells the nation that Congress must increase the debt limit because they “should pay the bills that they have already racked up.” Let me translate that into household[...]
Despite the lies, spin, and spun lies pouring from the mouths of nearly everyone involved in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations or speaking for those who are involved in them, some[...]
The nation nears the fiscal precipice as I write these words, and as you read them it may well have gone over. In Washington, Waikiki, and wherever, it’s all politics[...]
In the video below, Nobel-Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman examines the modern welfare state and discusses why it doesn’t work in the long run. As we’re now seeing, the long run[...]
There are no coincidences in politics, it’s been said, so consider a series of recent coincidences: First, according to the official White House chronology, the Commander in Chief of United[...]