Tag Archives: Norquist

Austerity Economics: Starving the Beast, RIP


Paul Krugman / Starve the beast: Fiscal calamity is the GOP’s plan to shrink government Tuesday, February 23, 2010 OK, the beast is starving. Now what? That’s the question confronting Republicans. But they’re refusing to answer, or even to engage … Continue reading

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Keith Olbermann Lets Us Know What Time It Is


Former MSNBC commentator (now at http://www.current.com) tells us in no uncertain terms his opinion (and mine) of the outcome of the recent debate over whether or not we should pay debts incurred by past US governments. http://tinyurl.com/3hd5z4p

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Norquist: The GOP’s Grey Eminence


Somewhere in the shadowy past, somewhere between the ascendance of Karl Rove and the fumbling of Ralph Reed, the duplicity of Jack Abramov, and Tom (the Hammer) DeLay, another star was rising on the horizon.   Grover Norquist, differed from the crowd because he … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Abandon Obama?


President Barack Obama “Change we can believe in” has come to be an empty slogan.  Once again the Democratic party is on the defensive against a grey eminence which demands that no tax increases be implemented. In fact, it demands … Continue reading

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