The last thing we need is an all-powerful congressional committee allowed to make crucial spending decisions without the scrutiny of an engaged citizenry and press.
With the economy foundering like a man overboard in heavy seas, we've attempted to rescue it by throwing it an anchor.
Entitlements include many of the basic programs that have raised the U.S. standard of living since the FDR administration and before.
In Washington, adults are playing games that even slow-witted teenagers don't play anymore.
Despite the GOP's ideological claptrap about corporate executives being "job creators," it's ordinary Americans who actually create jobs.
Expert available: Sam Pizzigati, an authority on efforts to levy significant taxes on America’s most wealthy and powerful.
Our economy needs a new stimulus package, not a poison pill.
Commentators who say that the two sides were almost "unable to come to an agreement" in the debt talks are laughable.
“Why do these uncompromising Republicans want to impose life-threatening austerity on 98% of us?” asks Dolan
If the companies that offshore their profits and design tax scams paid their fair share, we might not have a budget crisis.