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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff

    Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff
    We have gone over the fiscal cliff. The politicians jury-rigged a last-minute, temporary deal, but let's face it — we went over. The chattering classes are discussing the next big fiscal deadline in February, which is when the government hits...
  • 11/21/2012-It's Only Make Believe

    11/21/2012-It's Only Make Believe
    This is the last cartoon I'll do about the fiscal cliff in 2012. Many news organizations call it the "so called" fiscal cliff because the fiscal cliff is a trick that Washington came up with so the Congress could leave town for vacation and go home to...
  • Quiz: How much do you know about the 'fiscal cliff'?

    Quiz: How much do you know about the 'fiscal cliff'?
    Fears are growing that the nation is hurtling toward the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a combination of expiring tax cuts and automatic federal spending reductions that would take effect at the start of the new year unless Congress acts to stop it.  Most...
  • Barack Obama: The fall

    Barack Obama: The fall
    — Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs....
  • The Obama budget and the appearance of reform

    The Obama budget and the appearance of reform
    — Well, at least we're starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget. Normal had...
  • Durbin says Trotter deserves no special treatment on O'Hare gun arrest

    Durbin says Trotter deserves no special treatment on O'Hare gun arrest
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Democratic state Sen. Donne Trotter, a candidate to succeed Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, shouldn't get any special treatment as an elected official for allegedly trying to board a plane with a firearm and ammunition. Speaking...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes

    Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.” “...
  • Fiscal cliff could cost Illinois more than $1 billion

    Fiscal cliff could cost Illinois more than $1 billion
    State officials warned Thursday that Illinois stands to lose more than $1 billion if Congress and President Barack Obama cannot reach an agreement to prevent the "fiscal cliff" brought on by preset tax increases and budget cuts. The prediction came...
  • Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy

    Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy
    Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week. China’s economy, coming off a period of...
  • Hashtag crowned 2012 word of the year

    Hashtag crowned 2012 word of the year
    And you thought that Notre Dame/Alabama match-up was heated. Wait until you hear how things went down in Boston last weekend when members of the American Dialect Society—linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, writers, editors, scholars—...
  • Small business hiring plans plunge to record low

    The job outlook at America’s small businesses is the worst it’s ever been, according to new research. Last month, 21% of small business owners said they expected to lower head count over the next six months — the highest percentage...