OK

These are the most recent diaries filed under this tag:
Sorry, Sen. Johnson. The House just doesn't care about your political prospects. Things are getting just slightly urgent for Republicans faced with the possibility that the Supreme Court will ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 08:32 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
There's ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 07:05 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Former CBO Director Doug ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 06:59 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
You gotta spend money to make money. And it's the right thing to do. To what GOP magic math model am I referring? Something called "dynamic scoring." You may be asking yourself what could be wrong ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 12:15 PM PST with 50 Recommends
The key to the plaintiff's argument in the King v. Burwell challenge to Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court is that Congress really meant to limit federal subsidies just to the states that set ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 08:52 AM PST with 39 Recommends
Not only is it the right thing to do, it also costs a lot less than you might think. Voodoo economics is back, folks. On their very first day in session, House ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 09:00 AM PST with 64 Recommends
In a major development that has excited progressive economists, one of their own has been named Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee. Dr. Stephanie Kelton, a major proponent of Modern ...
by psyched
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Almost from its inception in 1974, Republicans have hated ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 12:59 PM PST with 50 Recommends
"Reality," Stephen Colbert famously explained to ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 34 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Earlier last week, two federal appeals courts reached opposite conclusions as to whether Congress intended for the Affordable Care Act to provide health insurance subsidies to Americans purchasing ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 03:21 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
For Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy and their amoral company, the good old days were pre-emancipation, when white men like them were men, and federal law said black men were, well, only three-fifths ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 09:21 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
The rise of the tea party five years ago may have been among the most ironic developments in modern American political history. After all, the astroturf protesters who chanted "Taxed Enough Already"
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
That whole "Obamacare is doomed to fail" line from Republicans is getting harder and harder to defend by the day. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office makes their protestations ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 181 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 09:10 AM PDT with 166 Recommends
The Republican response to the good news that millions are signing up for Obamacare, as in the song “Bad Case of Loving You” made famous by Robert Palmer, is “WHOOAAA.” They want to stop it. ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 06:19 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Republicans are thrilled to their toes over a new ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 01:22 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Republicans have a new talking point. Because the latest analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office forecasts that the Affordable Care Act will give some workers the freedom to ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 119 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 05:30 PM PST with 197 Recommends
Word that Speaker John Boehner will bring a "clean" debt ceiling bill up for a vote in the House On Tuesday brought a sigh of relief to ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 01:43 PM PST with 4 Recommends
And now for today's math quiz. Let's say you decide to work 2 percent fewer hours this year. At the end of the year, your total compensation is 1 percent lower. Does that mean you got a pay cut? ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 03:52 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Washington DC: In a surprise move, the Congress of the United States recently voted to extend the right to vote to women across the country. Despite the best efforts of some Senators to filibuster ...
by twigg
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 09:17 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Despite their trumpeting of its latest budget report, it's no secret that Republicans hate the nonpartisan ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 01:36 PM PST with 4 Recommends