Monthly Archives: January 2011

The C Word: Will Obama’s Compromise on Tax Cuts Backfire?

When liberal Democrats expressed their anger and disappointment with President Obama for cutting a deal with Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years, the president responded in kind, explaining that the positions of such people on the … Continue reading

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What’s the matter with California?

In California, newly elected Governor Jerry Brown just announced a proposed budget that, according to the Los Angeles Times, cuts the state’s welfare budget in half, slashes $1 billion from the state’s support for higher education (a reduction by 20% … Continue reading

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David Fincher’s “The Social Network”? Really?

 In a blog post in December, Roger Ebert predicted that “David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ is emerging as the consensus choice for best film of 2010.”   As the awards for “The Social Network” have piled up, Mr. Ebert has clearly … Continue reading

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I want my Constitution back!

When did the Constitution become a Republican talking points memo? And how did the Democrats let this happen? The Republicans in the House began the new session of Congress by reading the Constitution, presumably to suggest that they are strict … Continue reading

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Does the size of government matter?

So the Republicans in the House are starting off this session of Congress with a reading of the Constitution as if somehow that will support their case for cutting down the size of government. As should be all too apparent, … Continue reading

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