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.
The following is an issue brief by Nancy Altman, Social Security Works, Eric Kingson, Syracuse University, and Benjamin W.
Today, August 14, is Social Security's 77th birthday. That presents us with a difficult challenge: What do you give a government program that has everything ... except a secure future of its own? Let's take a look at the options for this year's celebration. The Gift Pile
The following was originally published by Politico
Even if you don't have school-aged children, you can tell schools are about to open in many places because the airwaves, mailboxes, and newspaper inserts are stuffed with "Back to School" advertising.
Ever since Barry Goldwater lost his bid for the presidency in 1964, the conservative movement has been looking for a choice, not an echo (Goldwater’s mantra).
This guy, Edward DeMarco, is deliberately damaging America -- promoting foreclosures, high unemployment and excessive taxes. This guy, the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has aggressively denied help to eviction-imperiled homeowners.
It is difficult to read, watch or listen to the news without hearing that public employees are paid too much and get “lucrative” pensions and this is “bankrupting” your state, county or city.
Paul Ryan's looks are often compared to an actor's, and that's no accident: He's being groomed for the role of a lifetime.
Did Republicans work to help our President fix the economy and the country after he took office, in the midst of two wars, a financial crisis, and an economic emergency? This is a question every American should consider.
More than 35,000 working people attended Saturday's Workers Stand For America rally in Philadelphia – the birthplace of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights – to demand an economy that works for all of us.
The United States already sports an exceedingly rich people-friendly tax structure. But America's rich seem to have far more friendly tax models in mind. Like Singapore.
I'm probably going to take this just couple of steps too far. But it's too hard to resist, and I think its a valid point.
Yesterday the Justice Department announced that once again it's not going to pursue evidence of Wall Street crimes which has been sent its way.
It's interesting to see the U.S.
New polling with the same results:
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games. You would think that Phil Gramm -- the former Republican Texas senator who was one of the authors of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings budget process from the late 1980s -- would know how the law bearing his name works.
Everyone agrees that there is only one question on voters' minds: who has a plausible plan to put this economy on the right track? Yet in the most expensive election in recorded history, candidates up and down the ticket aren't offering much of an answer.
Whether or nor history will record Mitt Romney's misadventures in Britain and Israel last week as the Republicans' equivalent of Michael Dukakis in a tank, remains to be seen. But whatever missteps Romney made abroad, he did not misspeak. Nor did anyone who spoke for the Romney Campaign.