Harry Reid and Senate Democrats made waves last week when they detonated the "nuclear option." Thanks to this change in Senate rules, ending debate on...
Now that November is history, will the Obamacare website work flawlessly from now on? Or, as the president has said, will it at least work for the "vast majority" of people who need to buy insurance on their own?
Without taking the threat of harsher sanctions or even war off the table explicitly, it would nevertheless be totally counterproductive to brandish those threats while seeking a peaceful resolution. No one, either in personal or diplomatic life, responds favorably to explicit threats.
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This Thanksgiving, Congress should set aside dysfunction and the austerity mindset and give the American people a reason to be thankful: a federal spending and revenue plan that takes our best interests to heart.
It's time for the president to live up to the spirit of his campaign promises. He should voice his support for this bill and encourage both houses of Congress to attach it to their next major piece of budgetary or fiscal legislation.
In a lawmaking utopia, legislators might read and understand every piece of legislation before voting on it. And in this place, the most grandiose to the most banal of statutes would receive thorough consideration by each chamber and undergo inspection down to the last detail.
Once the president regains his footing, he can once again lead the government and Boehner will have nowhere to hide. Nov. 21 was twenty years in the making -- but it came, and it is a very big deal.
This trade agreement is essentially being negotiated by large corporations behind closed doors and -- surprise! -- does not hold much promise for retirees and the middle class.
The criticism of the FTC's use of Section 5 in competition cases seems like a tempest in a teapot. This is not the time to shackle the federal agency best suited to use its enforcement powers to attack patent trolls.
Today, Thanksgiving is all about football, gluttony, and now even sensational shopping rather than a celebration of the goodness and bounty of our land and our people. Much of our lack of respect of Thanksgiving comes down to a societal impudence for our great American institutions.
As we take stock of the many things for which we are thankful, we are at a defining moment. Our economy is improving but we still have room to grow. To speed growth, we must close the widening skills gap that exists in communities across the country.
While legislators and policy makers wring their hands over the condition of our nation's infrastructure and waterways, there is over $1 trillion -- conservatively at hand -- to fix the problems.
Mr. Toronto had been nominated a year-and-a-half ago, and Republicans had been blocking it. Yet when at last the vote came to the floor, he passed by a vote of -- are you ready? -- 91--0!!!
Finally, Barack Obama may prove deserving of his Nobel Peace Prize by joining with England, France, China, Russia and Germany in negotiating an eminently sensible rapprochement with Iran on its nuclear program.