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Is Paul Ryan a Reformer or a Radical?

Is Paul Ryan a Reformer or a Radical?

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has electrified the race by choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. In the last day, the two have drawn big, excited crowds and have gotten rave reviews from conservative talking heads in the … More…

Paul Ryan Named as VP Nominee

Ryan Is a Bold and Good Choice for Romney

The selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate shows three things about the Republican presidential candidate.

First, Romney actually has it in him to take chances. “I think this is the boldest thing I’ve seen Romney … More…

Obama Romney Tax Ad

Team Obama Finds Its Killer App

After throwing everything at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney including the kitchen sink, President Obama’s re-election brain trust may have finally found its best argument.

It’s not Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, which drew blood earlier this summer, nor … More…

Sen. Mike Crapo speaks to reporters about Simpson-Bowles debt commission in late 2010.

More Reasons Why Fixing the Debt Crisis Is Hard

The drumbeat of worry is growing as the US approaches the fiscal cliff, when the Bush tax cuts and Obama payroll tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts kick in just as Congress debates extending the debt ceiling yet again.… More…

Obama Health Care Speech

Obama Had a Good Week in Court

President Obama and his re-election team must have started the week with great trepidation as the Supreme Court prepared to release decisions on immigration and health care reform, his signature domestic program.

But the president won two big victories at … More…

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

President Obama and his re-election team must have celebrated this morning when the Supreme Court threw out most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070, by a 5-3 majority, with only conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito dissenting.… More…

Immigration protest in Chicago

Obama Boxes in Romney on Immigration

With all the problems President Obama  has had lately, he finally created some good news for himself late last week at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s expense.

In the Rose Garden last Friday, the president announced a change in how … More…

Senator Richard Lugar on ABC This Week in 2009

Grand Old Man Lugar Bites the Dust

The Beltway media are predictably bemoaning the primary defeat of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana to insurgent Richard Mourdock, a severe conservative backed by the Tea Party and the Club for Growth.  Mourdock, Indiana’s state treasurer, walloped Lugar by … More…

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Americans don’t pay much attention to overseas elections and we don’t think we have much to learn from other countries– especially France.

But I believe our two presidential candidates can draw some lessons from the results of Sunday’s second round … More…

Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco 2011

A Surprising New Ally of Fiscal Reform

Over the weekend, the Huffington Post ran an extraordinary item that could be a game changer if Washington ever gets its act together to even discuss serious fiscal reform.

The news site reported that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—yes, Nancy … More…