Rebuilding the Middle

December 7, 2007 at 4:32 pm

Feeling the end of a Republican administration that has gone out of its way to help big business, lobbyists are rushing to pass last minute legislation to receive as many handouts as possible. Large broadcasters want to be able to own more stations and media outlets, trucking companies want their […]

Supreme Excellence in Warfare

November 24, 2007 at 3:03 pm

One of the greatest ironies of the Bush administration is that the worse the President performs, the more people think that they need a “strong leader” like him.

For example, Bush invades Iraq on trumped up charges, destabilizes the Middle East, creates more terrorists than ever before, and convinces people we need a strong leader to solve these problems. Of course, few mention that Republicans are responsible for these problems in the first place.

The Coming Budget Fight

November 23, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Whitehouse Press secretary Dana Perino, before taking off for Thanksgiving, laid the blame squarely on the Democrats for not giving President Bush his war money with no strings attached.

Acting Like a Teenager With a New Credit Card

November 16, 2007 at 3:01 am

While it’s heartening to see that someone is listening out there, it’s a little disheartening to see that it’s President Bush’s speech writers. This past week Bush made a speech in which he accused Congress of “acting like a teenager with a new credit card.” Does anyone else see any […]

Get Something From the Budget Fight

October 28, 2007 at 1:40 pm

In the picture shown, who would you say is the Republican and who the Democrat?

Trust Us, We Know What We’re Doing

October 6, 2007 at 3:47 pm

President Bush issued a press release this past week about our economy. In addition to talking about the great shape the economy is in, he took a jab at critics of his heavy-handed interrogation strategy. His message? If you want to be safe, trust us. This is basically the message […]

Mortgaging Our Future

August 21, 2007 at 12:19 pm

One of the biggest Republican talking points is personal responsibility. Why? Because there is a strong tradition in this country of taking ownership for your actions and this value resonates with a wide variety of people. While Republicans take advantage of this value, Progressives miss many opportunities to show that […]

Let the Markets Work, End Government No-Bids

June 30, 2007 at 7:56 am

Traditional arguments for competition and free markets go something like this: let the markets work, this will lead to more choice, better value and improved service. Competition is generally perceived as a good thing. Politicians have often used this argument to “open up” government run businesses such as the old […]

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

June 16, 2007 at 11:09 am

Whatever happened to James Carville’s slogan from the Clinton years? Has the Iraq war dominated all discussion? Is the economy so good right now that we don’t have to worry about it? Is it no longer the economy, stupid? I don’t believe either of these statements are true. But what […]