Tina Dupuy: Just admit the individual mandate was first proposed by Nixon, promoted by George H. W. Bush and fleshed out by the Heritage Foundation. It was the “conservative answer” to the health care issue – it was the “free-market solution” to reform.
Julie Driscoll: McCain has become unstable and dangerous, and it all stems from his bitterness – and desperate desire for vengeance – because “that one” beat him in 2008, and beat another one just as unpalatable in 2012.
Robert Reich: the President explained why the way to create more jobs and to get the economy back on track is to strengthen the middle class, in sharp contrast to Romney’s trickle-down redux.
Randy Shaw: While Obama will be sure to hit most of the key talking points he missed on October 3, his past history raises questions about his capacity to deliver the highly partisan, aggressive arguments that Joe Biden energized Democrats with last week.
Jerry Drucker: About as important as re-electing President Obama is a strong effort to drive out the Republican money changers, also known as Tea Partiers, who all knew to just say NO, as did all the lock-step majority in the House and the Senate.
n this eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, I can’t help but feel frustrated. According to a poll released this week by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions seven out of every ten non-Latinos believe that Latinos are gang members or criminals. The bad news is obvious– over seventy percent of non-Latinos believe Blood In Blood Out movie […]
Rich Broderick: Romney explained the unexpected turn of events by saying, “I guess the right guy just never asked me before.” Ryan pumped his fist up and down while Romney squirmed visibly, a nervous but pleased expression on his face.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Latino views on abortion and religion will not translate into votes for the GOP. Social and moral issues may sway white voters but they do not have the same effect on Latinos.
Michele Waslin: There are serious questions about whom and how many would qualify for deferred action through the military route. The answer is close to zero.
Steve Hochstadt: One of the facts of small town American life, which is often held up as the American ideal, is that nasty partisan politics are tempered by the bonds of friendship and the need to get along with your neighbors.
Heather Marie Stur: The debate over women in combat is about gender roles — what is appropriate for men and women to do in wartime. It is also about symbolism — what the American soldier symbolizes about U.S. power and military strength.
Andy Love: While Democrats are merely trying to maintain the status quo, they should be building the groundwork for more progressive reforms to help students, such as 0% loans and/or free tuition as public colleges.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: If the Democratic primary were to be held today Hillary Clinton would receive 57 percent of the vote with Vice President Biden coming in at a distant second with less than 20 percent.