There are valid critiques of the president, but what's important now is that a vote for Obama is a vote against extremism -- and for functional government. More »
Mike Lofgren was a congressional staff member for 28 years, 16 of them with the House and Senate budget committees. He is the author of The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted.
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