When Congress finally passed a continuing resolution last month allowing the government to re-open, there was much rejoicing. In addition to agreeing that continuing basic government services is a good thing, lawmakers reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provides critical funding for more than 10 million children nationwide. Unfortunately, CHIP was but one in a long list of “must do” items that, for one reason or another, was left undone....
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Back when he was just an innocent young Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Bill Clinton remarked to a colleague, “Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get ...Read more Comments Off on The shameful misogyny of conservative expectations
Blaming, maligning, and poking fun at the poor for political gain apparently is back in season. From candidates to commentators, a chorus of conservative voices blames the poor not only for their own dire straits, but also for ...Read more Comments Off on War on poverty becomes a war on the poor