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  • Paul Ryan the anti-Robin Hood: Robbing the poor to help the rich

    Paul Ryan the anti-Robin Hood: Robbing the poor to help the rich
    No, Paul Ryan isn’t Ebenezer Scrooge. But give him time; he’s young. And he shows such promise. On Tuesday, Ryan, the Republican tax-hatchet-man from Wisconsin, unveiled a new spending blueprint. Got a catchy title too: “The Path to...
  • Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense

    Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense
    There should be a rule--or even a law--that politicians who propose "fixes" to Social Security should at least show they know something about the program. By that standard, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., would flunk. What's worse,...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts
    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on

    Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on
    Russian troops are massing menacingly on Ukraine's eastern border. The civil war in Syria is still raging, and 33,000 American troops fight on in Afghanistan. So where is Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed this week? To Hawaii — for a meeting with...
  • How do the three cheapest cars for sale compare?

     How do the three cheapest cars for sale compare?
    Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The...
  • Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?

    Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity recently passed its 10th anniversary exploring the Red Planet and embarked on what scientists called a brand new mission, but the trusty little rover’s funding has been thrust onto uncertain terrain. In the $17....
  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

     Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan
    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • Another way to harm Social Security: wreck its customer service

    Another way to harm Social Security: wreck its customer service
    It's no secret that if you really want to destroy a business, just hack away at its customer service. (Sears has been testing this axiom with considerable vigor.) The principle also holds true for government programs, which is why you should be very...
  • Fitch takes U.S. credit rating off downgrade watch after debt deal

    Fitch takes U.S. credit rating off downgrade watch after debt deal
    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Friday upgraded its outlook for the U.S. AAA credit rating, removing the nation from a downgrade watch after politicians put off another debt limit battle until next year. The company, one of three major credit rating...
  • California chief justice warns of civil rights crisis from court cuts

    California chief justice warns of civil rights crisis from court cuts
    California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told the Legislature on Monday that the closure of budget-strapped courts has deprived more than 2 million residents of accessible justice and left the state on the verge of a "civil rights crisis." "A one-...
  • Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words

    Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words
    WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than...