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Republican Infrastructure Budget, Explained

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Tom Toles Nails It — As Usual

  Click for the full cartoon, from 18 March. Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon on GoComics.com See also Quake Could Have Been More Devastating

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Tom Toles on Taxes

The Ba’al-anced Budget   Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon on GoComics.com You may have to go to the ‘toon for 13 March, to get the punchline.  

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Quake Could Have Been More Devastating

The tsunami devastated the coast of Japan. Buildings swayed in Tokyo, but none fell, thanks to preventative measures in the form of building codes enforced by –ready for it?– government regulation. Got that, GOP? Government regulation. Japan’s already stringent building … Continue reading

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Krugman and Fail on the Deficit Debate

Paul Krugman: The Congressional Budget Office expects Social Security outlays as a percentage of G.D.P. to rise 30 percent over the next quarter-century, as the population ages, but it expects a near doubling of the share of G.D.P. spent on … Continue reading

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The Budget Crisis According to Toles

See the toon from 28 February for the punchline. Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon on GoComics.com See also Rich on the Right, Right as Usual

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Rich on the Right, Right as Usual

Frank Rich: The highest priority of America’s current political radicals is not to balance government budgets but to wage ideological warfare in Washington and state capitals alike. The relatively few dollars that would be saved by the proposed slashing of federal … Continue reading

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The GOP War on Children

Charles Blow, in the NYTimes: Of the 33 countries that the International Monetary Fund describes as “advanced economies,” the United States now has the highest infant mortality rate according to data from the World Bank. It took us decades to … Continue reading

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From Those That Have Not, It Shall be Taken Away

Mother Jones has eight charts that illustrate the extreme and growing inequality the distribution of wealth in the United States. Here’s one:       More here: I’s the Inequality, Stupid | Mother Jones Having cornered the wealth of America, the … Continue reading

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Women and Children First

CNN: As angry teachers in the Midwest shut down more than a dozen school districts in protest Thursday, Republican officials across the nation have made teachers’ unions “public enemy No. 1” in a battle to trim budgets and rewrite the … Continue reading

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