When business starts heading east, the innocent West Coast girl discovers that Washington, D.C. is pricier than San Francisco, Honolulu or even midtow...
Obama is currently enjoying not only a vacation with his family in Hawai'i, but also a "second honeymoon" with the public at large. If history is any guide, the fiscal cliff deal could create another wave of approval on top of the "second honeymoon."
Will post-recession, new prosperity-style education make it to the main stage of upcoming debates about economic vitality and growth?
The thing about annoying speech is that it comes in more than the adolescent variety. It's easy enough to pick on the youth, because for one thing, they're idiots. But idiocy knows no age.
With yesterday's vote behind us, Americans face an even bigger fight in the coming months: funding our government, avoiding devastating cuts known as sequestration, and avoiding default on our country's bills.
Once again, we anticipate that the chained-CPI will be thrust into the discussion even though Social Security doesn't add a penny to the debt. Imposing huge, unnecessary cuts on current and future beneficiaries would not change by even a day when the nation hits the debt limit.
The debates on human rights, gun control, climate change, gay marriage, "entitlement" programs, job initiatives, bank regulations and tax reform reveal the great cultural and ideological chasm widening among America's citizenry.
I have harbored the secret hope that Obama would unleash his progressive side after he won a second term. I was deceiving myself.
On Sunday, I gave away my mince pies. I had got to the point where I didn't really like a cup of tea without one, and when you drink as much tea as I ...
The latest episode of the political melodrama "Fiscal Crisis" has ended, and the next one -- the vote on the debt ceiling in two months -- is already being promoted. It promises to follow the familiar story line.
Okay, it's clear they don't get it. After several elections, the Great Recession and lots of moaning and groaning about the stalemate in Washington, o...
More than a few volleys remain in this game and the outcome of the fiscal cliff debate will provide more guidance on who has how much influence in subsequent debates.
The United States has spent more than $4 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. That's not counting the cost of Homeland Security, the TSA, and other agencies spawned in the wake of 9/11. How effective is this investment?
The factors that lead to national or imperial decline are hardly mysterious. The fall of Rome, one of history's most momentous, has parallels with our current situation.
The major question now is, what is the shape of the debate to come? We believe the President and the Democrats' hands are strengthened, not weakened.
It was in this way that we came to realize my liberal emotion attached to "tolerance for differences" was best communicated to a conservative as "personal freedom," which in turn was best communicated to a liberal as "independence."