Now that political warfare over raising the debt ceiling has begun, let's ask the Democrats to honor this concept: no increase in debt, unless the money is delegated to infrastructure. In other words, we don't ask our grandchildren to pay for anything they don't get to use.
Ohioans have elected Mr. Tan, rested and ready to office 11 times despite the fact that there is no other politician on Capitol Hill who more embodies the ethic of sell-your-soul-to-the-1-percent. Mad about the bailouts of bad banks? Blame Boehner.
Regardless of how the current debt ceiling circus act plays out, don't be surprised to see what happens to Uncle Sam's credit rating as potential lenders to a government living well beyond its means start figuring all of this out.
In the midst of caving in to President Obama on the whole debt ceiling fight, Eric Cantor tossed out a proposal (likely, to distract attention from his giant cave on the debt ceiling) which, at first glance, sounds great. Almost.
Still licking their wounds from the tax battle that featured the first tax rate increases on higher earners in 20 years, Republicans are sure to hold President Obama's feet to the fire in demanding steep budget cuts before they'll agree to raise the debt limit.
Your bank won't just raise your debt ceiling like the U.S. Congress. But if you manage things right, you can have facilities available for when times get tight.
Americans do know how to foster growth. But it has always been due to the partnership of private and public sectors, something our current Congress seems to have forgotten.
Farm bill advocates spent years preparing to make important changes in the farm bill. In short, they followed the rules for building political strength, and in early 2012 it seemed that the farm bill would provide at least small steps in the right direction.
JUNEAU -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell offered a new attack on the state's current oil tax regime in his State of the State speech Wednesday, saying that ...
Just when you thought climate as a driver was dead, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard, and statistics confirmed the hottest year on record in the U.S. But it's less the strange weather, and more the devastation left in its path, that's the big deal here.
In a town where relationships are the most powerful currency, if compromise hinges on an intercultural friendship between the president and Republican leaders in Congress, then middle ground will remain out of reach.
Like the disaster of 9-11, Newtown points to a larger and more profound societal instability that defines our transitional era.
Everyone is tired of hearing the phrase "fiscal cliff" and you may think it's old news, so why should you explain it to your kids? Because it is a good opportunity to revisit your lessons on family finance and budget.
It's time to end corporate welfare before forcing our most vulnerable citizens to face unnecessary cuts in programs they rely upon to survive. It's time to pull together to prepare America for the future. Together, we must be part of the fight to make that happen.
Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Woman Act. America must lead the way to help end violence against woman worldwide.
Republicans are trying everything in their power to obstruct Obama and Democrats on every conceivable front, even if that means shamelessly indicting a decent, rational, thoughtful patriot like Hagel.