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WashPost Rants ‘7 Ways a Recession Could Be Good for You Financially’

September 29th, 2022 11:38 AM

A Washington Post columnist downplayed the plight of the millions of Americans who are struggling under high inflation, giving them “seven silver linings” for recession in a recent op-ed.


Schmidt: SCOTUS Ruling Fulfilled Osama Bin Laden's Vision for America

June 26th, 2018 5:22 PM
Former Republican and MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt has been suffering near daily meltdowns over the Trump administration for some time, but the last week saw a level of desperation.  On Tuesday’s Deadline: White House, Schmidt vilely suggested that the Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling for the Trump administration “was a fantastic fulfillment of Osama bin Laden's vision” for America in…

Math, History and Tax Reform

October 3rd, 2017 2:14 PM
In school, I liked math the least and history the most. Both can be useful in the coming debate over President Trump's proposed tax reforms. The one thing I learned in math class is that if the formula is wrong, the answer will be wrong. In history class, I learned we are not the first people to occupy the planet and that the experiences of those who came before us can be helpful when considering…

Eight Kooky Things Heard on Thursday Night’s ‘Hardball’

March 17th, 2017 2:16 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball featured not one or two particularly crazy moments in Thursday night’s installment by host Chris Matthews, but rather a whole host of notable exchanges, insinuations, and quotes from both Matthews and a few of his guests. Without any further adieu, here’s the top eight loony moments (presented in chronological order).   

The Differences Between Rights Versus Wishes

April 20th, 2016 1:49 PM
Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: "I believe that health care is a right of all people." President Barack Obama declared that health care "should be a right for every American." The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "Every person has a right to adequate health care." President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his January 1944 message to Congress, called for "the…

AP's Raum Rewrites 80 Years of History in Sequestration Lament

March 3rd, 2013 5:24 PM
Did you know that the mortgage interest deduction was a major contributor to families' distressed circumstances leading to the housing bubble? Or that George W. Bush's (really modest) tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, not the Internet bubble of the late-1990s led the nation from fiscal surplus to deficits? The reason you don't "know" these things is that they're not true. But the Associated Press's…

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. Column: God and Man and FDR

June 21st, 2012 10:20 AM
Warren Kozak, the author of "LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay," wrote a memorable piece in "The Wall Street Journal" on June 6, 2012 that cries out for comment. On the 68th anniversary of the Allies' invasion of Europe over the bloody beaches of Normandy, he reminds us of an unthinkable act by President Franklin Roosevelt on that day. At least it is an unthinkable act today. The…

Maddow Mocks Wisconsin GOP for Opposing Public-Sector Unions - Which W

February 21st, 2011 10:16 PM
Normally you'd expect a left-winger like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to do cartwheels if current-day Republicans agree with opinions held by Franklin Roosevelt during the depths of the Great Depression. This is not one of those times, however, as we are learning during the ongoing battle in Wisconsin over public-sector unions.   What's happening in Wisconsin, according to Maddow, is an…