Republicans Make Trivial Cuts to Food Stamp Program, Refuse to Identify Its Immorality

September 22, 2013

“House Republicans Slash Food Stamp Funding,” screamed news headlines across the country last Friday. “What [Republicans] are saying is that in America it’s OK for people to go hungry,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair of the Democratic National Committee. Harry Reid called the House bill “hateful, punitive. . . Continue »

TOS’s Week in Review for April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011

Noteworthy news and opinion items from the week ending April 10, 2011 1. The Budget Showdown The top story of the week is that Republicans in Congress—having been elected in large part on their promise to cut this year’s federal spending by $100 billion—and having then retreated to $61 billion—finally. . . Continue »

Open Letter to Republicans

December 4, 2006

There are two things that all Republicans know today: that you lost the mid-term election, and that the loss was a repudiation of President Bush’s policies. What you must now figure out is why. Why did Americans vote as they did? What specific policies did they reject? The answer you. . . Continue »