Since sound money is expensive, and bad money is cheap, bad money proliferates and drives good money out of the marketplace. Economists and sociologists have extended this principle to information: Bad information drives out good, and for similar reasons. This is what has happened in the age of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and their ilk.
"Those RINOs don't represent real Americans. You know who they represent: AINOs. Americans In Name Only. Because only people who believe exactly what we believe deserve to be called real Americans."
hat Congress stepped back from the brink is critical; that our political leaders took us so close to falling over the edge -- and have no plan for avoiding a repeat of this crisis in a few months' time -- should be unacceptable to all of us.
At the end of the day and with of 20/20 hindsight, any Monday morning quarterback can see that the recent government shutdown/debt ceiling debacle rai...
Ted Cruz is on hand to embrace all those brave right-wingers who have been thus stabbed in the back. The extremist right will see the debt-ceiling struggle not as a loss, but as a battle they have only begun to fight.
There is another story about how all this gridlock came to be, fronted by the question: "Why didn't the Democrats landslide the cruelest, most ignorant, big-business-indentured Republican Party in its history during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional elections?
Even with the defeat, the tea party folks are not about to relent. They're not going to suddenly see the light and start working with people who hold divergent views to get things done. They weren't sent to Washington to get things done. They were sent to stop things from getting done.
The U.S. Supreme Court opted Tuesday to hear challenges raised by states and industry groups to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rules issued by the U.S...
Who is paying attention to senior healthcare issues? All eyes are only on Obamacare, as if the rest of the insured population are without financial concerns about the insurance they already have.
On Wednesday, all Congress did was flip over the hourglass on a game of chicken that cost our economy $24 billion and left America's future up in the air -- and, by doing so, may cause some of our hard-earned retirement savings to disappear into it.
Back this past summer there were a few things that were very, very obvious. We knew that Walter White was going to meet his demise (c'mon...too many ...
While other Republican presidential hopefuls in Congress try to explain their votes and their actions of recent weeks, and Chris Christie campaigns for another term as governor of New Jersey, Jeb Bush will be talking about education and other pressing issues of the day.
After spending weeks torturing credit markets, receiving warnings from ratings agencies, and arguing that Obamacare's funding of contraception was worth putting America's world standing in question, the tea party ultimately accomplished what they want government to accomplish: nothing.
I offer no solutions to averting another government shutdown. But I can tell you one thing we can all do to make America a more secure and prosperous nation: We can write a check -- to the local food bank, diaper bank, heating assistance fund or community health center.
The House leadership should work with willing Republicans and Democrats to build upon the legislation hammered out in the Senate, send it to the floor for a vote and, deliver it to the White House for the president's signature. In this case, a "win" for Obama is also a "win" for Republicans.
Some may call it a publicity stunt. Some may call it a political theater. For whatever reason some may think I stood out there with thousands of clergy and advocates calling for immigration reform, the fact is that it got attention.