Across the political spectrum, even among many liberals who otherwise are rubbing their hands with glee over Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, pundits and politicians are praising Romney’s move as a “courageous” and “bold” pick. And plenty of people (fewer on the liberal side, though still a great number of moderates) are lauding Ryan himself as ”courageous”.
Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has again ignited a hugely consequential debate over our national priorities with the release of his latest budget proposal which is expected to face a vote in the U.S. House next week.
Of course Paul Ryan wants to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate.
The hyper-ambitious political careerist—who has spent his entire adult life as a Congressional aide, think-tank hanger-on and House member—is looking for a road up.
The 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki prompts me to indulge in a bit of autobiography. Long ago I was young historian of religion, writing highly specialized studies of rabbinic Judaism, and in my spare time an antinuclear activist, protesting the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Boulder, Colorado, where I lived and worked. When I first realized that I could apply the tools of my trade -- the analysis of mythic and symbolic language -- to the nuclear issue, I was glad to bring my professional life into synch with my political and ethical commitments.
Medicare turned 47 years old last Monday. Bill Mahan celebrated by setting up a booth on Main Street to try to convince passersby that America's health insurance crisis could be eased considerably if everyone had Medicare.
Another mass murder, another shooting spree, leaving bodies bullet-riddled by a legally obtained weapon.
Calling Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the Democratic Party, elected officials, political operatives and labor’s leader Richard Trumka. Thirty million American workers want and need a federal minimum wage of $10 per hour which is slightly less than their predecessors got in 1968 – yes 1968 – adjusted for inflation. What will it take for you to make this a priority?
Mitt Romney drew new fire from his conservative allies on a familiar topic Wednesday — health-care reform — as his spokeswoman offered unusual praise for his efforts on the issue as Massachusetts governor.
The man who once said “corporations are people” apparently doesn’t believe the inverse.
When pressed on why he’s not releasing more tax returns in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Mitt Romney justified it by saying: “I’m not a busines
In the battle for control of the Senate, no race has received as much financial attention as the reelection bid of Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, with outside conservative groups working together to pour tens of millions of dollars into Ohio’s airwaves to try to unseat him.
Sisters Speak Out
For the past two days Mitt Romney and his campaign have busied themselves with their latest false attack against the president — the allegation that President Obama “gutted” the 1996 welfare reform by giving states additional flexibility in how they run their programs.
President Obama and the Democrats need a new peace initiative to increase turnout and voting by pro-peace voters who will make a critical difference in this November's election.
Following the release of a de-classifed Royal Canadian Mounted Police report that warns the Harper government of a threat from 'radicalized' environmental activists, Greenpeace -- the group signaled out for special criticism in the report -- is now fighting back.
America is divided about its future. Should it keep and expand the system that brought past opportunity, prosperity and freedom? Or should it dismantle that system?
President Obama recently reminded us that private life, private enterprise, and personal freedom depend on what the public provides.