as Silver writes about new Gallup data. Summarized, public opinion overwhelmingly prefers a mix of tax increases and spending cuts to the Republican's zero tolerance approach to increasing revenue. The.
Shorter House Republicans: "It's outrageous that insurance companies would be expected to provide you with medical care in exchange for your money. People value the freedom to have their money.
Jon Chait has an interesting piece in TNR on the sclerotic condition of contemporary conservative free market dogma, as it tries to parry the Obama administration's response to the financial.
I've been reading Daniel Walker Howe's superb What Hath God Wrought. Among its many strong points, it's much-more clear-eyed about Andrew Jackson than Sean Wilentz's similar history, and I've been.
Billionaires for Bush mounts a search for the mythical family farmer affected by the estate tax. If you can find one -- and a pony -- you'll get a free.