The Ryan Budget and the Republicans Turn to the Austerity of Their Past

By: Friday August 31, 2012 11:03 am

Mitt Romney’s 45-minute convention speech devoted about 250 words to his prescriptions for the economy, his main rationale for wanting to become President. And those prescriptions are the same stew of low taxes, more trade deals, education vouchers, drill-baby-drill, and budget-balancing that every Republican Presidential candidate promises in their speeches. Even when they end up [...]

Corey Robin’s Incredible Breakdown of Democrats as the Party of Austerity

By: Friday August 31, 2012 8:23 am

I want to go back to Corey Robin’s incredible take on austerity politics in the Democratic Party, through the lens of how Republicans once embraced, and then abandoned it. The fact that you can draw a line in inverse proportion between what party embraces austerity and what party has the dominant position in the politics [...]

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