Why Michele Bachmann has to be Double Agent for the Democratic Party.

We want to tell Chris Matthews to take a chill pill and to not get so incensed about the things Michele Bachmann says. For example, in an interview during the mid-term elections, Chris asked Ms....more

The Path to Prosperity

If you know any conservatives, chances are they are giddy today over Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan for FY 2012, aptly named The Path to Prosperity....more

Budget Battles Begin Over Republicans Proposed $61 Billion In Cuts

Centerist Cynic www.whatweshouldknowblog.com We are in the beginning stages of a Federal budget battle.  So here are some of the basics.  The current fight is over both the 2011 and 2012 budgets.  What is taking center stage currently though is what is called a Continuing Resolution for 2011.  The United States is currently operating without a formal 2011 budget.  The Federal Government is being kept open by a stop gap measure called a continuing resolution that provides funding through March 4, 2011....more

Inside the Conservative Political Action Conference

Each year, conservatives converge on Washington, DC for the Conservative Political Action Conference. Started in 1973 by the American Conservative Union (ACU), the event has grown to be the largest right-of-center conference of the year. This past weekend, more than 11,000 people attended and set a new record. ...more

I understand your concers about the social programs and have the same feelings about defense ...more

Tough State Budget Cuts Are Inevitable

Centerist Cynic www.whatweshouldknowblog.com The combined budget shortfall of all 50 states is somewhere around $125 billion.  There is little or no appetite for raising taxes in the state houses.  States are forced by their constitutions to balance their budgets.  There is little chance the federal aid that allowed states to avoid deep cuts in 2009 and 2010 will be make it out of Congress this year.  That is the situation and it will require states to make deep funding cuts in&...more

Good start to GOP House?

In news that makes makes my cold, hard conservative heart happy, the House is scheduled to vote on a repeal of Obamacare on Friday....more

Republicans Are Not Only on Fire, They're Smokin'

Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose tirade against the Bar exam briefly became my mantra about 3 months ago, just wrote an interesting piece for The Atlantic (formerly the Atlantic Monthly). Wurtzel is an off-the-deep-end liberal, but a hell of a great writer, and I'm not partisan when it comes to wordsmithing....more

Interesting points - and well said. more

Not-so-New Right Wing Women

By Abby Scher, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

Republicans Aim to ‘Divide and Conquer’

Cross-posted at On The Issues MagazineBy Lu Bailey...more

I see the election as total manipulation too. This was all very phony. Even many conservative ...more

The Generation Gap: Did it really go for Democrats?

My Blogher colleague, Karen Bojar, who I previously countered in She vs. Her, writes a rather interesting piece on the generational gap of voters during the recent midterms. Unlike her, I am actually a member of this generation and believe she misses some critical points....more