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TPP, TPA, TAA, Angry Democrats, and "The Week that Obama Won"

I like to say that I am economically liberal. For me that means: globalization and trade liberalization are good. If we can involve more people in global trade that will both help developed nations and developing nations. 1,038 more words


Social Insecurity and Other Bad Puns

Full disclosure, this was an article I wrote my freshman year and as such it is less than amazing. That said, it still is an interesting take on Social Security Insolvency. 887 more words


Do your budget priorities match the Pentagon's?

War versus domestic programs.  You decide.

We found the numbers in this Bloomberg report on the war costs in Afghanistan stunning.

Let’s grab just a few to make a point. 432 more words


House Won't Vote Before Midnight On Fiscal Cliff Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”

House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. 125 more words


"Something To Talk About": The Deep, Real Spending Cuts Already Passed

The prospect of cutting Medicare benefits in a “fiscal cliff” deal has prompted an outcry from concerned liberals. But whether or not legislators actually end up raising the Medicare age or paring back Social Security payments, domestic benefits and services—ranging from veterans’ health care and low-income housing to Head Start programs—are going to get squeezed over the next 10 years. 339 more words




A number of law enforcement agencies across the country are asking Congress to force AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and other wireless providers to record and store Americans’ private text messages for at least two years in case they need the information for future investigations. 19 more words

NDAA 2013: Will Congress kill indefinite detention without trial for Americans?

NDAA 2013: Will Congress kill indefinite detention without trial for Americans?

It certainly seems possible that the 2013 bill will be cloaked by the Fiscal Cliff debate currently taking place. 303 more words