Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
As the Republican convention approaches, “Etch-a-Sketch” Mitt Romney continues to reshape himself. Overnight, he’s for allowing abortion in cases of rape and incest, after being against it. Now he’s the savior of Medicare after being the scourge of the entitlement society.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney foolishly revived the dust up about his income tax secrecy last week.
Just like you can count on "Back to School" season cranking up retail sales this time of year, you can also count on it bringing on a new volley of criticism aimed at school teachers and their unions.
There has been a recent flurry of propaganda attacks on wind and solar energy by oil-and-coal-backed conservatives.
Originally published in The San Francisco Chronicle. Money laundering. Price fixing. Bid rigging. Securities fraud. Talking about the mob? No, unfortunately. Wall Street.
The estimable E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post writes today about the utterly dishonest debate the Romney-Ryan campaign is waging.
In the annals of Mitt Romney's days at Bain Capital, one story seems to have escaped our collective memory.
The old robber barons exploited workers and gouged consumers.
A look at one of Bain Capital's first deals shows a get-rich-quick-at-everyone-else's-expense pattern forming: borrow heavily, gut assets, cut wages, cut safety, crush unions, restructure for tax avoidance and sell with a sweetheart, insider deal.
At a campaign stop in south central Virginia this past Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden said to a relieved coffee shop patron that, "Number one, I guarantee you, flat guarantee you, there will be no changes in Social Security. I flat guarantee you."
As I've noted before, we have a saying in the south that often applies to national politics: "A hit dog will holler":
Mitt Romney whipped out a whiteboard yesterday primarily to simplify and amplify his brazen lie that President's Obama health care law cuts benefits for seniors -- literally putting "$716B Cut" next to the word "Seniors", when in fact Ob
It's unclear what effect presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's decision to add Rep. Paul Ryan to his ticket will have on his candidacy, if any. But the choice certainly has had a salutary effect on the Obama re-election campaign.
Mitt Romney's economic plan has a section on trade. While Romney gets it exactly right about China and offers the right proposals, his current actions tell us he might just pull out the old Etch-a-Sketch if elected.
What Vice President Joe Biden said today was, to use his now-famous phrase, "a big effin' deal." No, we're not talking about his "chains" comment which, as usual, has fascinated a press corps obsessed with taking statements out of context and playing "gotcha" games.
If anyone thinks that these guys are going to blame their fair haired boy for Romney's loss, they need to think again:
Sometimes there no joy in being right. Sometimes it's just no fun to say "I told ya so." This is one of those times.