JP Sotille: Senator Wyden is a Democrat. Not a New Democrat. Or Blue Dog. Or an electorally-adept Reagan Democrat in progressive clothing. Not a willing functionary of the Corporate Imperium™ that passes itself off as the two-party system.
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Carl Matthes: Obama patiently laid-out and explained his thinking and the mechanics of what the sequester was about. He accomplished this with clear persuasive language and in a warm business-like manner, a wonderful change from politician’s usual Washington gobbledygook.
Robert Reich: I suggest the President forget about a “grand bargain.” In fact, he should stop talking about the budget deficit and start talking about jobs and wages, and widening inequality – as he did in the campaign. And he should give up all hope of making a deal with the Tea Partiers who now run the Republican Party.
Tina Dupuy: We have a factious disorder because of our factually dysfunctional opposition party. Budget showdown, debt-ceiling, fiscal cliff, sequestration – these are all symptoms of grand scale Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. Yes, it’s twisted. And yes, we’re sick … and tired of it.
Norman Solomon: As of now, 54 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have taken a historic dive. We should take note — and not forget who they are.
Joseph Palermo: Many of the same Washington “journalists” who ten years ago failed us miserably in their foreign policy reportage leading up to the Iraq war by serving as stenographers for those who hyped the WMD scare are now failing to report accurately on domestic policy. Now they’ve become stenographers for the deficit scolds, most of whom are Republicans.
Brent Budowsky: It is time to end the banana republic farce of groups of eight and gangs of six. It is time to end the banana republic fiasco of force-fed fiscal cliffs and idiot-stupid sequester plans.
Berry Craig: I’ve heard it joked that if Lincoln were alive today he’d be a Democrat and if Jeff Davis, the Confederate president, came back, he’d be a Republican. Many a truth is spoken in jest.
John MacMurray: Try this for a scenario: when Cardinal Roger Mahony leaves for Rome to elect the new Pope, he may not be coming back.
Diane Lefer: Altogether, too many teen relationships–Giggans cited an estimate of 25-30%– involve coercive control. And if you think it doesn’t apply in your home because your kid doesn’t date, think again.
Karen Finney: Graham was finally honest over the weekend about his obsession with Benghazi talking points and willingness to hold up the nominations of former Sen. Chuck Hagel and John Brennan. As he indicated to Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” Sunday, he’s settling old partisan scores,
Brent Budowsky: Both parties in Washington continue to underestimate both the broad public disapproval and the degree of unrest among the progressive base that a continuation of the gridlocked status quo will cause.