Even though ACORN has been dead for over 3 years, so meticulous are the Republicans at keeping federal funds away from this organization that helped the poor and has never been convicted of a crime, that they, in 2013, prohibit ACORN and its successors in interest from ever receiving federal funds.
If the Democrats are seen as being unable to protect our economy, voters will lose faith in them and pave the way for Republican victories in the 2014 and 2016 elections.
I implore Congress and the White House to find a sensible and just solution to the current impasse with sequestration.
The central error of his anti-tax pledge is that it mistook policy for principle. That less government is better is a principle. But "no new taxes ever" is a mere policy choice.
The Republicans who are only loosely associated with the Tea Party banner may finally be realizing that there will be consequences in November for following the Tea Party mantra too far.
This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.
So what if, with all this talk of deficits and national debt and budget overages, our government takes the unprecedented step of shutting down its mail services? Many small business would worry. But I say to my fellow small business owners: do not fear.
Republicans are holding government hostage, trying to force through cuts to the things We, the People -- "the 99%" -- do for each other and our economy, while giving handouts to the 1%. Once again they are threatening to shut down the whole government if they don't get their way.
A while back I was writing about the Republican threat of a government-wide shutdown, and the two-week Federal Aviation Administration shutdown (and D...
Putting people back to work does not necessarily mean giving a corporation an incentive to hire. In fact, the best job for some of the nine million unemployed could be one they create for themselves: self-employment.
Mr. President, the time is now to call the Republican bluff. If you lead, the people will stand with you. Americans are by nature a decent and compassionate people and a leader who calls them to their better angels will win out.
The dreadful thing about the legislative log jams that have confronted both Houses because of the intransigence of their members is that it has cut into the members' recess time.
The latest staredown on Capitol Hill. Last-minute Senate negotiations avert another mess -- or do they? And why it pays to have Washington's Valium concession. It's all ahead right here on...The Shutdown Network!
In America, the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, there seems to be a limited pool of well-being. We are wired-in, but existentially alone; we are electronically connected in social networks, but isolated from social groups.
Thanks to the debt ceiling deal no one liked, official Washington seems poised now to wait for a cumbersome congressional process to drag the country ...
For too long, people in Congress point fingers at each other even as millions of middle-class Americans remain unemployed, and our economy continues to sputter. They must realize that we are all in this together.