Paul Ryan

Conservatives who see the fiscal-cliff fight as the welfare state's last stand are sorely mistaken.

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There’s a great fiscal debate in Washington, and George W. Bush is winning it. In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge not to reverse Bush’s tax cuts for the bottom 98 percent of taxpayers, a promise he has worked hard to honor. That locked in 80 percent of the Bush-era revenue losses. During the current negotiations, Obama’s initial offer includes $1.6 billion in new revenue over 10 years, which would leave intact about 60 percent of Bush’s tax cuts.

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Who's trashing whom on the right? Here's a handy guide to post-election GOP recrimination.

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Obama and Boehner need to stop talking to the press and start talking to each other.

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Romney's chief strategist tries to argue that the Romney campaign was about something. Nice try.

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There was some question as to whether Paul Ryan's intellectual reputation would survive 2012. Judging from Foreign Policy magazine, it has.

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Republicans want to cut Medicare and Medicaid to help reduce the deficit. Why not wait and see if Obamacare accomplishes exactly that?

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A congresswoman turned to Reddit for ideas. The loudmouth site suddenly went quiet.

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Republicans are rushing to distance themselves from Mitt Romney's “gifts” comments. Is it a genuine awakening, or an opportunistic cover-up?

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A few more Ryan appearances in the likes of Ohio and Florida and Romney might have lost these states by much larger margins.

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