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  • The ugly Ryan budget [Editorial]

    The ugly Ryan budget  [Editorial]
    The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November. That was the point, of course, but it seems more likely that Republicans will regret its passage than Democrats.
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...

    Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense

    Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense
    There should be a rule--or even a law--that politicians who propose "fixes" to Social Security should at least show they know something about the program. By that standard, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., would flunk. What's worse,...

    Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...

    A Very Small Ark

    A Very Small Ark
    If Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, and his fellow travelers get their way in November, everyone in America will suffer extreme cuts in programs. Did I say everyone? I meant everyone but the rich. Ryan, clearly in the pocket of...