Heritage Foundation: The Group Who Cried Individual Mandate

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*+-Tina Dupuy: The tea party/Heritage Foundation/Koch brothers trinity have co-opted the Revolutionary War’s Gasden Flag, the yellow flag with a rattle snake warning “don’t tread on me.” A more apt illustration would be a snake eating its own tail while accusing Obama of cannibalism.

What If Immigration Reform Fails?

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*+-Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The last thing we should do is keep banging our heads against the D.C. wall or just sit around strategizing for the 2014 or 2016 election.  If immigration reform fails at the federal level then the emphasis must move to our state capitals and city councils.

President Obama and the Road Forward

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*+-Carl Matthes: Our country is entering an exciting era. We all are proud of our President and all of us pledge to do our part to ensure a continuing growth of Liberal and Progressive ideas and policies.

Tea Party Quitter DeMint Cashes In

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*+-Richard “RJ” Eskow: DeMint’s performed one public service by abandoning his post: He’s given us a glimpse of a half-hidden Washington where leaders don’t lead, think-tankers don’t think, and the house always wins.

Romney Fumbles Public Education Opportunity

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*+-Unai Montes-Irueste: Romney is at a serious disadvantage when it comes to “devil in the details” discussions about education policy, especially in areas of overlap with President Obama’s policies on immigration,

Healthcare 101: Ride for Free

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*+-Derrick Ashong: In the end it seems some conservatives truly love individual responsibility…as long as they don’t have to practice it themselves.

Tax the Poor

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*+-Tom Degan: According to the fellow from the Heritage Foundation, many poor people in this country are in the possession of “luxury items” that poor people just shouldn’t posses: refrigerators and ari-conditioners.

‘Let Them Eat Cake’ 2011-Style

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*+-Mariah Adin: As a record number of Americans live below the poverty line to claim that poor children are doing well because they grow up to be “one inch taller and 10 pounds heavier than the GIs… in World War II” or that “the poorest Americans today live a better life than all but the richest persons a hundred years ago” only serves to show how awful it was one hundred years ago, not how wonderful it is today.