Romney’s Taxes Show Ridiculousness of Carried Interest Loophole

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 1:45 pm

Mitt Romney released his tax returns for 2010 and an estimate for 2011 today; he, or rather his accountant, is very good at taxes. Nobody suggests that anything on Romney’s tax form reflects any illegal activity. Rather, he’s working within the bounds of the law, taking advantage of the immense largesse and tax favorability our government bestows on rich people.


An Opportune Time for Democrats to Attack Mitt Romney

By: Monday November 28, 2011 4:15 pm

As a top tier candidate for most of the Republican primary race Mitt Romney has always been a logical target for the opposing political party to discredit. That is the natural, expected response to any front runner. With barely more than a month until the first votes are cast in GOP primaries, the Democratic party now has strong incentives to dramatically escalate their attacks on Romney.

The Benefits of Social Security: My Story

By: Friday September 23, 2011 9:20 am

As I slowly but surely approach my 60s the issue of Social Securty looms very large with me. Will the political parties gut SS on behalf of the greedy criminals on Wall St? Will they force Boomers like me to fend for ourselves during our later years?

DNC Pushes for American Jobs Act with Ad Campaign

By: Monday September 12, 2011 8:00 am

The Democratic National Committee has set up a resource for the American Jobs Act, and has also released a TV ad to push for the jobs program announced by the President last week. This is part of the all-hands-on-deck approach for the plan, an attempt to move Republicans to act through outside pressure.

OFA Director Attacks “Firebagger Lefty Blogosphere,” says “Paul Krugman is a Political Rookie”

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 12:04 pm

I’m not sure what to make of this. Sandoval’s dismissive response to Terkel indicates that this wasn’t an “oops” moment, and that OFA believes this is a sound political strategy.

Atrios says, “politicians gotta do what they gotta do and if attacking the Jane Hamshers Of The Left and KRGTHULU is the way to get money, love, and votes, then more power to them….If.”

I totally agree, if they’re doing this because they think it’s a good campaign strategy, do what you have to do. The qualifier, of course, is the if.

Building Trade Unions Plan to Sit Out Democratic National Convention

By: Sunday August 14, 2011 4:00 pm

We’ve heard a lot about labor disassociating itself from the national Democratic Party in a preference to wage battles in the states. Now we’re seeing one of the biggest examples of that. The 2012 Democratic National Convention will happen in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are no union hotels in that city, and North Carolina is a right-to-work state. For unions to participate in the DNC would represent the de facto crossing of a kind of picket line, in support of non-union hotels. The decision has come down – over a dozen unions will sit out the DNC.

Cenk Uygur on Why He Left MSNBC

By: Thursday July 21, 2011 5:00 pm

I have, and always have had, tremendous respect for Cenk Uygur. His contract with his audience is that he will never put himself in a position where he cannot say what he really thinks. And in turning down MSNBC’s offer to host a weekend show so he could give his audience a fair appraisal of what happened, he honors that contract.

Dear DNC: Automotive “I Told You Sos” Need to Be Directed Down-Ticket, Too

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 12:30 pm

The DNC is focused on the GM and Chrysler headlines, not so much the suppliers, where the bulk of the jobs are. More importantly, the Democrats as a whole don’t seem to be cataloging the many examples where down-ticket Republicans are claiming credit for government investments in new technology that are just now paying off in jobs.

I Would Like to See the President When He’s in Austin Tonight, But I Don’t Have an Extra $50,000 Lying Around

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 10:30 am

Look, I know it costs a lot of money to mount a national presidential campaign, but this looks absolutely terrible.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Picked to Head DNC, Replacing Senate Candidate Kaine

By: Tuesday April 5, 2011 3:24 pm

Tim Kaine announced he would run for the Virginia Senate seat vacated by Jim Webb, leaving an opening at the Democratic National Committee. President Obama moved swiftly to fill that today by choosing Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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