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  • Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality

    Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality
    You may have missed it, given the launch of the Christmas shopping season and all the foofaraw about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, but earlier this month Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his presidency. The topic was the rising...
  • And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.

     And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.
    "Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
  • Washington lives down to expectations, expects vast praise

    Washington lives down to expectations, expects vast praise
    Parents of small children and owners of dogs know that if they set low expectations for their charges, they'll end up with underachievers. American voters can see that phenomenon in action in the budget deal worked out by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen....
  • Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message

    Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message
    Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
  • U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added

    U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added
    An alternative way of measuring poverty shows that nearly 2.8 million more people are struggling across the country than officially calculated, the U.S. Census Bureau reports – and California has by far the biggest share of people in poverty,...
  • A great idea for making Wall Street pay its fair share

    A great idea for making Wall Street pay its fair share
    Here's an idea for raising government revenue whose time may have come. Instead of taxing the income of the wealthy, tax investment transactions that don't contribute much, if at all, to economic growth. The idea is known as a financial transaction tax....
  • In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal

    In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal
    WASHINGTON — The latest federal budget showdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis. This time, though, the parties come to the...
  • The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks

    The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks
    It happens every time: Republicans and Democrats get into a standoff over the federal budget, and their best plan for wriggling out of it is to nickel-and-dime people on Social Security and Medicare. The worst zombie in this package, a terrible idea...
  • Shutdown Theater: WWII Memorial edition

    Shutdown Theater: WWII Memorial edition
    We have now reached the stage of bogus indignation in the government shutdown. The leading example is the ruthless exploitation by House Republicans of World War II veterans brought to the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall for a theatrical...
  • The piecemeal budgeting trap

    The piecemeal budgeting trap
    The Republicans' Plan Q in the government shutdown cabaret (give or take a few letters) is their most transparent ploy yet: pass a few bills restoring the budget for popular or heartwarming programs, in the hope that these will chip away at the united...
  • Government shutdown: Forget the parks. Children, parents, spouses hit

    Government shutdown: Forget the parks. Children, parents, spouses hit
    As veterans continued to liberate lightly barricaded national monuments in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the federal government shutdown stands to hit children and the disadvantaged particularly hard if the days wear on. Here's a tour of some of the...