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Drop Taxes, Not Calls

Have you checked your wireless bill lately? You’ll see a hefty set of extra taxes on mobile service—taxes that are not imposed on any other…

Democracy in Crisis

Public attitudes toward politics and government today resemble a game of limbo: how low can you go? Just when you think Americans’ confidence in their…

Taxing Rich is No Fiscal Panacea

President Obama’s tax offensive may be aimed at energizing his despondent base, but it’s also touching a nerve with the broader public. A new Gallup…

Wingnut Watch: Perry Struggles and Republicans Continue Searching for Savior

It’s been a fairly introspective week in Wingnut World. Remarkably little right-wing blood was spilled over the continuing appropriations resolution fight and denouement; no thundering…

Marshall in The Hill: Obama Reduced to Tactical Maneuvering

PPI President Will Marshall has an opinion piece in The Hill today. Check it out here: President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the rich…

Confirming Ford sends Syria warning

In POLITICO, Senior Fellow Josh Block explains why the Senate should renew U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford’s appointment to Syria: At a time when the Syrian…

U.S. Outs Pakistan

Top U.S. officials this week accused Pakistan of abetting a terrorist group responsible for attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The bombshell here isn’t Pakistani…

Wingnut Watch: Texan troubles in the Sunshine State

In February, the “invisible primary” for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination was kicked off in Washington by the American Conservative Union’s annual Conservative Political Action…

Behind Abbas’s UN Gambit

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the United Nations tomorrow to welcome Palestine as its 194th member and newest state. As Abbas well…

Wingnut Watch: The Rise of Fearless Republicans

There are still some observers in Washington who believe congressional Republicans will be forced by President Obama’s jobs speech and proposal to cooperate with Democrats…