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John Nichols: Paul Ryan's austerity agenda is based on serious mistake

Now, as Krugman suggests, the issue is with the politicians and pundits who have based not just economic arguments but a broader political demand for austerity on a “significant mistake.” We now know ... read more

John Nichols: Pocan, not Ryan, in touch on budget issues

... austerity agenda outlined in the Ryan budget. The place of beginning for the Democrats — and, frankly, for responsible Republicans — ought to be with an absolute rejection of austerity and an embr... read more

ObamaCare, the decision, and austerity

They will try to devise ways of moving their agenda forward without ... so many Democrats loathe Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reforms, despite their similarities to Obamacare. The establishment may prefe... read more

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Democrats Rely on Blame-Shifting

Yet the Democratic élite did its best to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory, both legitimately based on the notion that Hillary would ... rather than bailing out the banks while imposing austerity and l... read more

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'This Week' Transcript: Stephanie Cutter and Eric Fehrnstrom

Plus, John ... against Paul Ryan. I can tell you that when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he had to confront a Democratic legislature. Every week, he would invite the Democratic leaders to ... read more

Default? Just A Flesh Wound

From the NYT: A surprisingly broad section of the Republican Party is convinced that a threat once taken as economic fact [if the US government defaults — RD] may not exist — or at least may not be so ... read more

Regime Change and Globalization Fuel Europe’s Refugee and Migrant Crisis

This involves highlighting the positive contributions of migrants in economic terms, based, for example ... it would be a mistake to call anti-establishment forces insincere, or to dismiss them as lac... read more

International Reaction to Brexit? Clueless

This attempt to rule debate about immigration out of bounds has been a serious mistake. Note, too ... a senior fellow at the U.S.-based Brookings Institution. “The demographic splits within the U.K. a... read more

Osborne tightens his belt: Chancellor is on the 5-2 diet in the latest stage of his personal makeover

Mr Osborne has already abandoned his foppish former haircut in favour of a close cropped Caesar cut, which his allies believe looks more serious. A Government source said: ‘George is on the 5-2 diet. ... read more

'This Week' Transcript: Obama Senior Adviser David Plouffe

This morning, he's out in a new interview saying it was political, that if the president was serious about immigration reform ... he's an extremist, the Paul Ryan budget, something else, but they're g... read more

5 Reasons Why Conservatives Should Root For a Romney Defeat

The question is, can the GOP replace ObamaCare with sensible market-based reforms ... effectively kill all prospects for putting a more serious Republican reformer (such as Wisconsin’s Rep. Paul Ryan) ... read more

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Running the nation like a business, attacking feminists online

Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes Business v ... "The most important challenge the party faces is restoring its brand in the eyes of the voters," said John Feehery, a former aide to Newt Gingr... read more



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