GOP blackmail: a view from West Virginia

It beats me what is really going through the minds of the House Republicans. I am inclined to conclude it's sewage.


Bipartisan fetish will kill Medicare

Medicare, from its inception, has been under attack by the private, profit-hungry insurance industry and the political far right.


President Obama should veto the National Defense Authorization Act

The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.


Republican senator admits that latest GOP filibuster was sabotage

The GOP vote against President Obama's nominee to the Consumer Financial Protection Board was to sabotage the agency.


‘Tis the season to be jolly on Wall Street

Financial industry insiders are grousing about a big downturn in annual bonuses. They should be thanking about the rest of us.