Ben Goddard

Ben Goddard - 05/04/11 10:39 PM EDT
When “stuff happens” overseas, presidents almost always get a bump in their approval ratings. The average is 13 percent for 22 weeks, according to historical data compiled by Public Opinion Strategies. President Obama’s approval ratings increased by...
Ben Goddard - 04/13/11 11:04 PM EDT
As the House of Representatives circles around Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” this week, I find myself marveling at the confusion over just what is in it. I haven’t read Rep. Ryan’s (R-Wis.) work and, in truth, probably never will. But I...
Ben Goddard - 03/30/11 10:28 PM EDT
Writing in these pages yesterday, Markos Moulitsas said Wisconsin’s GOP leaders were out to prove “they truly deserve to get thrown to the curb.” National Republicans, led by Tea Party stalwarts, could well be on the same path, with their double-...
Ben Goddard - 03/02/11 11:11 PM EST
Congress is back on Capitol Hill, and we’re hearing some subtle differences in its rhetoric. As always, what members heard back home might not match up with what they hear inside the Beltway echo chamber. Here, messaging is largely driven by talking...
Ben Goddard - 04/21/11 10:08 AM EDT
I wrote a check to the IRS this week that had a lot more numbers to the left of the decimal point than I would have preferred. I wrote that check with mixed emotions: I am thankful that I can pay a lot more in taxes than I earned when I...
Ben Goddard - 04/06/11 10:35 PM EDT
I don’t know what god Terry Jones and his Dove World Outreach Center worship, but it is certainly one who doesn’t appear in my Bible and has no role in my universe. Jones, the Gainesville, Fla., pastor of a tiny flock of fundamentalists, surfaced...
Ben Goddard - 03/09/11 11:05 PM EST
My home state of Idaho now ranks as one of the most conservative in the nation. But it wasn’t always so. In the early days of the 20th century, unions were a powerful force there, especially in the mining country of the north. Dynamite was a more...
Ben Goddard - 02/16/11 11:17 PM EST
And so the budget battle begins. President Obama has laid out a modest approach to deficit reduction in his budget — one that ignores, or at least fails to embrace, many of the recommendations of his bipartisan budget commission. When grilled...

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