Washington artful dodgers postpone responsibility

Don’t believe the hype: Ted Cruz and Tea Partiers weren’t big losers. Most other people were. The recent partial shut-down and near default of the US government led by rogue  deficit hawks cost American taxpayers at least $24 billion (according to Standard & Poor's), paid furloughed workers not to work,  cut economic growth and, as …

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Sequester brings crisis fatigue

Scream! Make that, primal scream!! Washington's failure to deal with the sequester before it kicked in is just the latest in a series of failed attempts to deal responsibly with federal deficit and budget issues.  So bad are the constant failures and so great the frustrations with Republicans, Democrats and the White House that I …

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Cong. Mike Capuano, a liberal and proud of it

Mike Capuano is not apologetic about his belief in government. He doesn't try to  cast himself as a progressive or any other adjective that cloaks his unabashed liberalism as anything other than what it is- an admiration for what government, however flawed, can do to help people. He deplores the mire in which Congressional lawmaking …

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