In the wake of the new CBO numbers showing projecting that the debt-to-GDP ratio is actually projected to fall over the next decade, the Washington Post decided to give us one of its classic deficit/debt fear-mongering stories. The piece could avoid noting the obvious fact that there is nothing that could remotely pass as a deficit crisis in the immediate future, but it did tell us;
|By: Dean Baker Thursday May 16, 2013 5:55 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 7, 2013 4:00 pm|
CIA director John Brennan has appointed someone to fill the position of National Clandestine Service (NCS) director. The individual, however, is apparently going to keep his undercover status.
First, a key aspect of this news is the fact that the person appointed is not the woman who had been serving as the acting director of the clandestine service.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday May 1, 2013 8:00 pm|
Lawmakers say Syrian chemical weapons could menace U.S.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 23, 2013 5:12 pm|
Instead of facing a tough re-election next year it looks like Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) will instead retire. Two senior Democratic strategists told the Washington Post of Baucus plans and the story has been confirmed by the AP.
|By: dakine01 Monday April 15, 2013 6:30 pm|
A couple of years ago, you might remember that McDonalds got a lot of publicity out of a one day hiring binge. I wrote about it here with a follow-up about the Washington Post noticing that it was a “McJobs” economic recovery a couple of weeks later. So here we are, two years later and where exactly are we?
At best, we are treading water. At best.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 15, 2013 7:35 am|
In an op-ed about gridlock former Obama adviser Larry Summers actually said it was a good thing the United States didn’t adopt a universal single-payer health care system decades ago. From Summers’s op-ed:
|By: DSWright Monday April 15, 2013 6:25 am|
The Very Serious People are at it again. In the never ending quest to find some explanation, any explanation, for political action that does not reference the reality of class in America the Very Serious People have a new narrative on why the Obama Administration is attacking seniors, the permanently disabled, and orphans.
|By: dakine01 Friday April 12, 2013 1:19 pm|
Word leaked last Friday (April 5) that Chained CPI was going to be part of President Obama’s budget, prompting me to point out a simple truth, “A Bad Idea Is a Bad Idea, No Matter Who Proposes It.” Of course, starting Monday, all the usual suspects and even a few somewhat surprising suspects started pushing the idea as a wonderful thing, maybe even as good as sliced bread.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 4, 2013 12:29 pm|
There is yet another sign that Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a 2016 Presidential run. Long time Bill Clinton adviser James Carville is joining a pro-Hillary Super PAC.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 3, 2013 2:55 pm|
The single most important question about a possible immigration reform bill is whether or not Congressional Republicans are really prepared to defy their base for the political good of the party. The prospects of anything happening hinge entirely on this one question.