Keep Grant on the $50 Bill

There’s yet another movement afoot to put Ronald Reagan’s face on the $50 bill, replacing that of Ulysses S. Grant. A number of Republicans in Congress have been beating the drums in support of the idea. “One decade into the 21st century, it’s...

GOP Obstructionist Antics Signal its Demise

Here’s the question of the day: Do we really need a Republican Party? And if so, why? Once the party of giants like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Nelson Rockefeller, it’s now led by political Lilliputians like Mitch McConnell,...
Recipe for Fighting the Party of No

Recipe for Fighting the Party of No

I imagine President Obama is kicking himself for not working harder in the 2008 election so that his party could have won majorities in both houses of Congress. If he had, the Democrats would control both the House and Senate, and he could have made good on all his...

Dealing with the Deficit

The Obama administration did a brave thing, always a refreshing move for any administration. It issued a budget that had some resemblance to reality. That was the good news. The bad news is that our reality is bleak. The government foresees budget deficits for the...