Morning Maddow: Mama Said Wonk You Out

Get your wonk on, kiddies — sitting in for our hero is WaPo columnist and supreme numbers nrrrd Ezra Klein, crunching Obama’s proposed 2013 budget with former OMB Director Peter Orszag. WATCH IT: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Related: AP’s...

Debt Ceiling Discussion And My Appearance on CBC Radio One

I know I have been M.I.A. for the past month but what better time to resurface than on the eve of the Grand Non-Compromise? As I mentioned briefly back in January, I was recently elected Chairman of the Vancouver chapter of  Democrats Abroad, an extension of the Democratic Party for Americans living outside...

Tightening Whose Belts?

Pres. Obama said this in his weekly radio address: Government has to start living within its means, just like families do. We have to cut the spending we can’t afford so we can put the economy on sounder footing, and give our businesses the confidence they need to grow and create jobs. Mouthing right-wing...

Lie All You Want, But Be Civil About It

I could not agree more with Greg Sargent’s take on Mark Halperin’s “indefinite suspension” from MSNBC for saying, on Morning Joe, that Pres. Obama is “kind of a dick.” I’m sorry, but this is crazy. Halperin’s crack was crude and dumb, but it doesn’t deserve indefinite...

Millionaires to Feds: Tax Us More — Please!

This is not a joke. There is a group of almost 200 millionaires who have been lobbying the federal government to raise revenue and reduce the deficit by taking more of their money: Nearly 200 millionaires have signed a letter asking congressional Republicans to consider healing budget gaps with increased...

The Real Rapture Is Upon Us

This is what happens when you play chicken with the debt limit: Moody’s Investors Service said today that if there is no progress on increasing the statutory debt limit in coming weeks, it expects to place the US government’s rating under review for possible downgrade, due to the very small but...

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