Stories by Brian Beutler

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Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: Salon

The Koch brothers like to pretend they're high-minded free marketers. It's baloney

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: Salon

The notion that Ryan was dog-whistling to racists is actually the best-case scenario. Here's the scary alternative.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: Salon

Why does the right keep falling for false stories about poverty and social programs?

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: Salon

For the right, attacks against Obamacare's market disruption were great fun. Until it doomed their own plan. Oops!

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: Salon

Obama's decision to increase the minimum wage for a small number of federal contractors has drawn out the crazies.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: Salon

The Presient's decision to raise wages for a small number of federal contractors has drawn out the crazies.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: Salon

Why the GOP has been unable to moderate its image or agenda.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: Salon

The right continues to exhibit a complete inability to evolve or moderate.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: Salon

After shouting for years about replacing Obamacare, here's what their new plan is likely to include: Old, bad ideas.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2014, Source: Salon

Get ready for a cascade of Obamacare 'horror' stories, and pretend sympathy.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: Salon

By talking about his own premiums, the House speaker inadvertently reveals the new program's many benefits. Oops!

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: Salon

The ACA is actually a great deal for a 64-year-old smoker with a high-stress job.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2013, Source: Salon

As a 64-year-old heavy smoker, it’s a marvel Boehner will be able to purchase individual market coverage at all. I wonder what crazy law guarantees that he can?

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: Salon

One still-plausible scenario could stop attacks on the president's "You can keep it" comment dead in its tracks.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: Salon

With a Senate deal imminent, the speaker has a choice to make: His job or our economy. He could go either way.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: Salon.com

Obama's ironclad resolve not to negotiate over the debt limit appears to finally be sinking in among GOP leaders.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: Salon

GOP's demands are putting the economy and American presidency on the line -- and now they can't back away from them.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: Salon

Yep, they really shut the government down. How does this mess end -- and will a debt limit showdown be even worse?

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: Salon

Do Cruz, Paul and co. really want to shut the government down over Obamacare? Their farce may soon be revealed.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: Salon

Certain norms have held together America's legislative governance for nearly a century. They're now being destroyed.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2013, Source: Salon

Cruz is building his reputation on the right by taking on Republicans who don’t agree with a total scorched-earth, no compromise strategy.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: Salon

Defenders of stop-and-frisk and racial profiling have made me break my public silence about the night I almost died.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: Salon

It’s a metaphor for the control the right has claimed over the GOP since George W. Bush left office.