Why We Must Raise Taxes on the Rich

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*+-Robert Reich: It’s tax time. It’s also a time when right-wing Republicans are setting the agenda for massive spending cuts that will hurt most Americans.

Is Eric Cantor The GOP’s Ralph Wiggum?

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*+-Poor Ralph Wiggum. The hapless, slow-witted, frequently annoying son of Chief Wiggum on The Simpson’s is always getting picked on by kids at Springfield Elementary because he keeps saying totally out-of-context things like “I use the poddy now!” and “I wear rubber underpants!” Ever since Congress reconvened in January, I’ve been trying to figure out […]

Thoughts on the End of a Hell of a Year

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*+-The biggest thing to happen to me this year was the birth of my first grandchild, a little girl named Ella. I know this kind of thing happens all the time and frankly I get bored with people who go all gushy about the birth of kids or grandkids.