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  • GOP moves to bring a bogus New Math to the federal budget

    Doug Elmendorf has been viewed as a marked man in Washington ever since the last election, when Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress for 2015. Now confirmation comes via Bloomberg that he won't be reappointed to his job as director of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gruber confession renders Obama cynicism transparent

    It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. This October...
  • Mommy blogger makes the mother of all financial mistakes

    Thanks to modern technology -- and the fact that your average Internet-connected American has the attention span of a tsetse fly and the guile of a week-old meatloaf -- you can learn a lot on the Internet. A lot that's wrong. You can learn that...
  • Why Americans can't govern

    Why Americans can't govern
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • What Jon Gruber said was dumb, but the Gruber controversy is much dumber

    I’m probably not alone among journalists writing about the Affordable Care Act in finding that the lowest-information emails landing in my inbox lately come from people who have learned one thing about the act, and one thing alone: that some guy...
  • Will Jonathan Gruber kill Obamacare?

    Will Jonathan Gruber kill Obamacare?
    Was Obamacare sold on a pack of lies or just political spin? Questions like that have turned Jonathan Gruber, who helped create President Barack Obama's health care plan, into a possible threat to its survival. That's why Obamacare opponents can...