Rubicon: A river in Wisconsin

The magnificent turmoil now gripping statehouses in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and soon others marks an epic political moment. The nation faces a fiscal crisis of historic proportions and, remarkably, our muddled, gridlocked, allegedly broken politics have yielded singular clarity. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Feb 24, 2011 - 10:49 PM PST
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Feb 25, 2011 - 9:04 AM PST
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by Jon Mitchell - Feb. 25, 2011

This is an internally coherent argument, but it doesn't put the source links in the right places. A lot of the most important factual claims are glossed over, so Krauthammer's interpretation of reality is the only one available here.

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by Barry Grossheim - Feb. 25, 2011

It amazes me how conservative columnists can so conveniently overlook massive tax breaks for the wealthy while insisting middle class workers (especially those represented by unions) are robbing their fellow citizens. This piece is so predictable it is hardly worth the time it takes to read.

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by Tom Roby - Feb. 26, 2011

Standard right-wing boilerplate, citing few facts and conveniently ignoring such major contributors to our fiscal insolvency as unnecessary tax breaks for the extremely rich. State workers make a deal where they get paid less than others with equal education and ability in exchange for better job security and reasonable retirement prospects. Simply comparing private and public retirement is unfair; one must consider entire benefits packages.

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