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  • Robert B. Reich: Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts

    According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections. Dynamic...
  • Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts

     Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts
    According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections. Dynamic...
  • Traffic woes, porn, and Bondi: Letters

    Traffic woes, porn, and Bondi: Letters
    Fix traffic woes Don Pittman's Wednesday letter is right on target ("Synchronize traffic lights"). I grew up in Orlando and have driven in quite a few cities around the planet, and our traffic control is the worst — even in comparison to major...
  • Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days

    Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days
    The White House issued its second veto threat in as many days Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the new, Republican-controlled Congress, and GOP leaders said they intend to keep challenging President Barack Obama to sign early measures that...
  • House changes the way economic effect of major bills is calculated

    House changes the way economic effect of major bills is calculated
    House Republicans have changed the way that congressional number crunchers calculate the economic impact of major bills, a controversial step that should make it easier to cut taxes. The move, part of a package of rules enacted as lawmakers began...
  • Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win

    Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win
    Lawsuits aimed at eviscerating the Affordable Care Act have been lining up in federal courts like airliners on America's taxiways. Most are frivolous or partisan or both, and some have already been tossed. The Supreme Court on Friday will ponder whether...
  • On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?

    The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
  • Jonathan Gruber should've been Time's Person of the Year

    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Gruber would have been better. Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot of...
  • Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000

    Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000
    A day before the deadline to sign up on the Maryland exchange for health insurance that would start Jan. 1, thousands of residents risk losing their subsidies temporarily because they have not re-enrolled. Yet a month into this year's enrollment period,...
  • Bills would amend VFW charter to include women

    Bills would amend VFW charter to include women
    Identical bills making their way through both chambers of Congress would amend the federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to include women. While thousands of women currently meet the eligibility requirement for joining the organization, the...
  • Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

    Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly
    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars...