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If You're Sick of Gridlock, Blame the Constitution

If You're Sick of Gridlock, Blame the Constitution

10. 1.2012
This little screed is the introductory installment in an ongoing series that will bravely seek to explore the connection between the news...
Dem Rep: 'The Tea Party Experiment Has Failed'

Dem Rep: 'The Tea Party Experiment Has Failed'

10. 1.2012
Time is up on this tea party Congress. House Republicans like to say that government should be run more like a business. I agree. If I...

2012 COUNTDOWN: It's All About What's Next -- Armageddon In Congress

09.28.2012
This election is unlike any other in recent memory. Despite a lot of huffing and puffing, it is not about grand ideological conflict in...

The Politics of Cancer

09.27.2012
Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel laureate, spoke against specific legislation aimed at pancreatic research at the National Press Club this week....
Despite Success, Bachmann Refuses To Back Off

Despite Success, Bachmann Refuses To Back Off

09.22.2012
Michele Bachmann has raised and spent more money this election cycle than any member of the House aside from Speaker John Boehner – close...
GOP Rep: I 'Hope To God Nobody Knows Who I Am'

GOP Rep: I 'Hope To God Nobody Knows Who I Am'

09.22.2012
WASHINGTON -- A frustrated Congress quit Washington on Saturday with at least one hope – that the stark choice in the election ahead...
Polar Bear Measure Ties Senate In Knots

Polar Bear Measure Ties Senate In Knots

09.22.2012
WASHINGTON — On its last day in session before the election, the Senate tied itself in knots over 41 polar bear carcasses that hunters...

Senate Republicans Shaft the Vets

09.20.2012
They'll salute the troops, march in the parades, celebrate the returning heroes, and call for larding more billions into the Pentagon....

Congress Raids 9/11 Funds For Deficit

Michael McAuliff  09.18.2012
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers vowed to "never forget" 9/11 again last week, but it appears many already had -- in the budget sequester legislation...
White House Issues Warning On 'Deeply Destructive' Move

White House Issues Warning On 'Deeply Destructive' Move

ANDREW TAYLOR  09.14.2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House report issued Friday warns that $109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new...
Paul Ryan, Other Republicans Need to Come Clean About the Night of Obama's Inauguration

Paul Ryan, Other Republicans Need to Come Clean About the Night of Obama's Inauguration

09.12.2012
Ryan and Mitt Romney claim to be America's comeback team, but that claim is extremely specious if Ryan helped to orchestrate something...

Congress Must Act on Clean Energy

08.24.2012
Policy matters. Nations that have strong policy commitments to clean energy already reap the economic rewards. If the United States is...
Not Your Daddy's GOP

Not Your Daddy's GOP

08.10.2012
The Olympic Games are winding to a close, but the biennial -- and increasingly competitive -- contest to be the craziest GOP congressional...