This Political Game Jeopardizes the Economy

This Political Game Jeopardizes the Economy

Shortly before the first government shutdown in 17 years, President Barack Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in Washington. He said the same thing he’s been telling the nation ever since, “We will not negotiate whether...
The Stiffing State

The Stiffing State

My cousin Mona called me the other day about her husband Harry, who had came home from work and said: “We’re spending too much money, Mona. It’s got to stop. We’re going broke.” “Really? I thought we were doing OK, sort of.”...
The Bully Party

The Bully Party

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck.┬áThe Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more...
Let’s Pay Our Bills

Let’s Pay Our Bills

Sometimes when I get a bill I don’t feel like paying it. But I do, because I’m a responsible adult. If I don’t pay my bills, I get in trouble. It’s true for a family and for a government. Republicans in Congress are creating another...