I'd be simply hoping we can hold out until these evil old brothers finally shuffle off their mortal coils but unfortunately, there are probably a lot more where they came from.
I don't think I need to point out just how obvious these people are being, do I?
You have to give them credit for consistency: Egyptians would be lucky if their new ruling generals turn out to be in the mold of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, who took […]
“Congress has decided to let interest rates rise on student loans, because the bill to stuff puppies in a sack and toss them in the pond was stuck in committee.” […]
I don't know about you, but this makes me proud as punch. But never fear, we're still number one where it counts:
This is a fascinating account of how the Grand Bargain came to be the tired conventional wisdom among the Village wonk crowd. (I'm characterizing it that way, not the author, the esteemed Larry Mishel. ) It's required reading for anyone who has been following this story for the past few years.
It's still a fact that the Democratic Party strategists are afraid to embrace populist issues, believing their future coalition lies with "identity politics".
When I read this piece in the Daily Caller yesterday, I have to admit I thought "oh hell.
The New York Times has published an article about what some of the groups the IRS subjected to scrutiny actually did. And it is very informative. It would appear that many of these people were lying about their activities or "understood" their political activities to not be political. Seriously.
According to Pew report released today, almost a quarter of people in the United States an did not have enough money to feed their families. The good news is that the stock market is roaring and the top 1% have been doing really well.
On top of the troubles the administration is facing over Benghazi, the IRS, and the Justice Department's seizure of AP phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
This report by the Kaiser Family Foundation about elder poverty is shocking.
David does a nice job unpacking the dreadful Politico gossip item in his post below. But as a long time Village observer from afar, I thought I might add a little more context.
I had the privilege of hearing Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot speak about austerity the other night and it was as fascinating as you might imagine.
President Obama’s nomination of Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker to be Commerce secretary gives me the perfect excuse to write about a fascinating conversation I had recently with Cathy Youngblood, a […]
… because if he were we could dismiss him as a typical stupid hippie to whom nobody should ever pay attention (particularly when sharp analysts like Newt Gingrich and George […]
David Frum published an interesting letter from one of his readers the other day on the Reinhardt-Rogoff brouhaha. It provides a fascinating rundown of all the cracked economics that have […]
The Republicans are balking at having a conference to iron out differences between the Senate and House budgets. This is hypocritical since they've been braying about the Democratic senate failing to produce a budget for years.
Some details are emerging about the so-called “softening” of the Chained-CPI for the most vulnerable. Here’s one analysis of what we know so far from Shawn Fremsted at CEPR:
Mark this day.