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Did Obama Already Break His Pledge? Of Course, He Did

President Obama promised during the election, and often afterwards, that he would not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. Conservatives, particularly the Americans for Tax Reform , have been blasting the president for failing to keep his promise. The president and his supporters say...

It's Time to Lose Grover

Why does Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, get to direct tax policy in this country? Norquist has convinced 41 of 47 sitting Republican U.S. Senators to sign a no-tax-increase-pledge . That's a pledge to never increase taxes. Ever. And that's just plain crazy. More than...

Not Grover: Who's the Progressive Counterpart to Norquist?

by Joesph J. Thorndike Grover Norquist is everywhere. In recent weeks, the head honcho at Americans for Tax Reform has been profiled, lauded, or excoriated by a slew of media outlets. I was interviewed earlier this week for a piece on NPR , and a quick search turns up recent items at CNN , The Week...