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Commentary & Opinion
December 16, 2013 Boehner's Tea Party strike an isolated incident? OpinionlineSource: USA Today
"House Speaker John Boehner has stood up against hard-right groups, many of them financial backers of the Tea Party, who seem less interested in taking on the Democrats than thwarting the speaker's agenda and purging Congress of...
December 11, 2013 Minimalist budget deal beats another shutdown: Our view - EditorialSource: USA Today
The bipartisan spending deal announced Tuesday night by Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., barely qualifies as a tweak. It would not make meaningful progress on reducing...
November 23, 2013 The New Normalcy: Lawrence Summers & Paul Krugman’s Pall on ParadeSource: Peter D. Kinder
No administration was more tumultuous than Woodrow Wilson’s second (1917-21): World War I entered and won; the fight over the League of Nations; Prohibition’s start; the influenza pandemic; the Red Scare and dragnet; women got...
November 19, 2013 Wealthy nations pledged billions to help the poor adapt to climate change. Where did it all go?Source: Washington Post
One of the cruel ironies of climate change is that the poor countries that have contributed the least to the problem are expected to get hit the hardest. That's why, in recent years, many of the world's wealthier nations —...
November 18, 2013 Is the Affordable Care Act in serious jeopardy?Source: CBS News
With an eye on the 2014 midterm elections, a growing number of Democrats are voicing concerns about the insurance cancellations and website problems that have plagued the debut of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges - a...
November 15, 2013 How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare QueensSource: Bloomberg
It seems that welfare queens are back in the news these days. The old stereotype was an inner-city unwed mother -- that’s dog-whistle-speak for black -- having multiple babies to get ever bigger welfare checks (throw in a new...
November 14, 2013 FDA’s Proposed Produce Rule: A War on FarmersSource: Food Safety News
The deadline for comments on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety Rule is Nov. 15, 2013. This was probably supposed to be the easiest and most straightforward of the rules to implement the Food Safety...
November 12, 2013 President Obama Clearly Never Worked For Goldman SachsSource: Forbes
To put it very plainly, any legislation that promises more of a market good at a below market price is by definition a very expensive lie.
The collateral damage in the great energy debate is mounting by the day. As the party leaders scrabble to come up with something to say in response to public concern about bills, the costs so far include their reputations for...
October 24, 2013 Fred Krupp: U.S. Can Do More to Protect EnvironmentSource: Cornell Sun
Speaking to a crowd of more than one hundred at Cornell Tuesday, Fred Krupp, the longtime president of the Environmental Defense Fund, said he does not think a single state in the U.S. is adequately protecting its environment
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