Standard and Poor’s bet on the debt

Before we shoot the messenger, let's figure out why he's there. Then we can shoot him. With S&P being the only one of three agencies to downgrade the United States' credit rating from AAA to AA+, at least one firm, Moody's, reaffirmed the AAA rating, Monday, saying, "The US retains its Aaa because of the… Continue reading Standard and Poor’s bet on the debt

The modern Republican – an American problem

The new Republican party is an albatross of ideological intransigence. It is an anchor that lists the ship of governance as far to the right as it can, until it starts to take on water. The threat not to raise the debt limit, that enables the federal government to pay our debts, has pulled the… Continue reading The modern Republican – an American problem