Let Them Eat Cake, or Feed a Fincher, Starve a Child

The 2013 farm bill, that has recently passed a Senate vote, is expected to cut over $20 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next 10 years. It is such an unnecessary mean-spirited ploy, that 26 members of Congress, all Democrats,...

Cruz Control

Just because Ted Cruz argued against the release of Michael Haley, who had been mistakenly sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing a calculator from Walmart, even though the maximum was two years under state law, doesn’t mean he’s a bad guy. Cutting 5...

“We’ll Get There, Pop. We’ll Get There.” Michael Corleone

“So you have this neighbor who has been making your life hell. First he tied you up with a spurious lawsuit; you’re both suffering from huge legal bills. Then he threatened bodily harm to your family. Now, however, he says he’s willing to compromise: He’ll call...

Jesus Freaks, Gun Nuts, Generic Obese Suburbanites

“Jesus freaks, gun nuts, and generic obese suburbanites” was Bill Maher’s recent characterization of Congressman Alan Grayson’s definition of the Republican Party. Grayson’s actual comment was more on point and captured the GOP lunacy and...

To the Cleverest Cheater Go the Spoils…

William Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One, and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, explains how while we tend to believe that those rich folks at the top have gotten there through a...