Monday, March 30, 2015
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On Gas Tax Increase, Obama Is Wrong — And (Some) Republicans Are Right

With their strange urge to ruin the transportation systems that made America the world’s strongest country, the Tea Party is more like a Termite Party.

February 4, 2015
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Conservatives Tell GOP: Look Past Obama Order On Immigration

Not all Republicans think that the party should be the part of mass deportation.

November 19, 2014
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Conservative Heavyweights Have Solar Industry In Their Sights

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn’t a fat-cat lobbyist or someone’s political opponent. He was a […]

April 20, 2014

5 Examples Of How The GOP’s Deficit Obsession Is Complete B.S.

After years of ranting about the deficit, Republicans celebrated the news that it had been cut by almost two-thirds by completely ignoring it and finding some other disingenuous talking point to rant about. The reduction in America’s budget overruns comes largely from the ending of some of the Bush tax breaks for the rich and […]

February 5, 2014

What Does Obama’s Speech Mean For The Supercommittee?

President Obama announced his $3 trillion deficit reduction proposal today, which has many on the left praising the president’s willingness to tax the wealthy and many on the right grumbling. But what does this mean for the 12 members of the “supercommittee” tasked with reducing the deficit? Obama said in his speech today, “I will […]

September 19, 2011

National Memo Editor-in-Chief On Morning Joe

The National Memo’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason talked default and Grover Norquist with Howard Dean, Sam Stein of the Huffington Post, and the rest of the crew on MSNBC’s Morning Joe just now: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

July 22, 2011

Exclusive: Anti-Tax Crusader Speaks Out Against Default “Experiment”

As president of Americans for Tax Reform, the right-wing activist and lobbyist Grover Norquist defers to nobody in his zeal to slash government spending and cut taxes, no matter the consequences. His organization’s famed “anti-tax pledge” bears the signature of nearly every Republican member of Congress — and all of them evidently fear that he […]

July 21, 2011

Republican Tax King Frees Lawmakers To Let Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Grover Norquist, whose conservative watchdog group Americans for Tax Reform has convinced basically every Republican running for Congress over the last decade to sign a never-raise-any-taxes pledge, told The Washington Post‘s editorial board that, to their (and, I think, the world’s) astonishment, that GOP congressmen who vote to let some or all Bush tax cuts […]

July 21, 2011