Rick Gardner: The incompetence of the politicos has extended to the most basic functions of government such as establishing a reasonable budget, ensuring that we meet our debt obligations, and even keeping the government open and the Federal workforce employed.
Mario Rivas: If the grandest thing the “Grand Old Party” seems to do is speak of nonsense and shutting everything down while insulting everyone along the way, what’s so grand about that?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: It is time to end the era of rigged corporate trade and begin fair trade that respects all people and the planet; and that is developed in an open and transparent manner.
Charles Hayes: When ideology becomes immersed in identity and fuses with the notion that we are right simply because of who we are, the process is no longer democratic.
Brent Budowsky: The pain of workers is excruciating, and nobody in Washington cares. Congress prepares to return from a ridiculous five-week vacation with no attempt to pass a major jobs bill in four years.
Lawrence Wittner: Unilateral U.S. military action seems likely to add to the bloodshed in Syria, worsen U.S. relations with the Syrian regime’s major arms supplier and defender (Russia), and further inflame the volatile Middle East.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Last week at the National Governor’s Association meeting governors, in particular Republican governors, stated their disapproval of the Republican’s threat to shut down the government.
Anthony Samad: Just as communities have their interlopers and obstructionists (blockers) misrepresenting complicated scenarios, Congress has its interlopers and obstructionists misrepresenting already complicated policy discussions, like gun control and immigration.
Walter Brasch: The Congressional Budget Office says the sequester could cut more than 750,000 federal jobs. Republicans like that idea, especially since most federal employees are also members of unions. But, those jobs include public health officials, social service workers, teachers, air traffic controllers, and others in critical jobs.
Election season might be over, but that doesn’t mean Comedy Congress is too. From the Petraeus love pentagon to fiscal cliff worries, join Patt Morrison and her guests to laugh at the madness of it all—the truth hurts far less when it’s told by comedians. The comedic material emanating from Washington D.C., and state capitols across the […]
Robert Reich: I wish President Obama and the Democrats would explain to the nation that the federal budget deficit isn’t the nation’s major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn’t be our major goal.
Matt Baretto: The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll shows that Latinos are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote than ten weeks ago when the initial poll was fielded.
Tina DupuyL Out of 112 Congresses this batch of Brooks Brothers barnacles has managed to break the institution. Their public approval rating is hovering around the margin of error—and that’s only because some of the people pollsters called think the president is Martin Sheen.