December

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A parting thought

With the end of the year fast approaching, I decided to join the pundits and leave one parting thought. So here goes!

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Prosperity Santa or austerity Grinch?

If you want Obama to pass the "Lincoln test" and choose Santa over the Grinch, better get busy.

Estate tax versus Woody Guthrie

Republicans demanded "liberalization" of the estate tax on inherited wealth as the second part of their payback to the rich ... what would Woody say?

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Making a judgment on the tax deal

Looking beneath the furor: what progressives should keep in mind about the tax and unemployment insurance deal.

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Party of the rich: it’s disgusting

Instead of GOP, Republicans deserve the nickname "ROP" - Rich Only Party, and here's why.

Jobless benefits vs. taxes: deal or no deal?

Having a showdown fight on taxes, when the workers have to take a big hit at the get-go, is an invitation to greater divisions.

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Cruelty haunts the halls of Congress

"Cruelty" is defined as indifference to suffering, even positive pleasure in inflicting it.