One peoplesworld.org reader writes from Louisiana, land of the blues, on unemployment, ballot choices and getting a tax break for yachts.
Even if a deal is struck at the last minute, or if President Obama raises the debt ceiling on his own, this controversy reveals a system in serious need of repair.
Following a string of hotly contested bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature, including a controversial voter ID bill, Walker has his next target in sight: close down state motor vehicle offices in Democratic-leaning districts.
Perhaps in an effort to show off his conservative potential, Cain has made a string of controversial comments.
My father-in-law received a letter from the Republican National Committee, asking for his help in making sure "that Barack Obama is a one-term president."
The problem is not so much a "gang of six" now making deals, but the gang that took over the House of Representatives and statehouses and governorships across the country last fall.
The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.
In many states, Democratic leaders make cuts to social programs, putting a big hole in the safety net as the economic crisis and unemployment worsen - What to do?
Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?
Modern Republicans reject every effective job plan and then blame Democrats for unemployment.