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It's time to eliminate the legal authority of a single House of Congress to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States. The recent crisis shows that Tea Party Republicans continue to view the debt limit as a negotiating lever to extract political concessions each time our bills come due.
While Washington may have been deadlocked, your relationship doesn't have to be! Here's hoping these 10 dating lessons from the government shutdown can help you put your dating life back to work.
The lesson of Singapore, for America and the rest of the world, is this: no other government takes people development more seriously.
Congress, you definitely need a "time out." So please look to Big Sky Country. Finish your business, adjourn and take a year off. I think we can survive.
How long will we tolerate this curious and depressing mix of ideology, procedural roadblock, and bad manners? People across the globe can tell the difference between a bandage and surgery. One covers up the problem. The other fixes it.
I covered previously the decades-long Koch-operation that got us to where we are (see those earlier posts here, and here, and here, and ...
Congress will once again be forced to deal with these same issues. And as we anticipate these conversations, I and many of my colleagues wonder -- can we count on them to keep families in poverty from falling into hunger, homelessness, and danger in the middle of winter?
If you read the recent headlines or listened to the talking heads about the outcome of the recent shutdown battle, you'd think that Ted Cruz is not on...
I believe President Obama is serious about improving the American diet. And I believe he is also wary of how the bulk of our food is produced in this country. But I want him to show me and the rest of America.
Previously published on BillMoyers.com Thanks to an eleventh-hour settlement the US has supposedly escaped fiscal doomsday, but historian Bernard Wei...
We're four years into a recovery that began in the second half of 2009, yet unemployment is still highly elevated, and job growth is once again decelerating. There should be no question that fiscal drag and general political dysfunction continues to hurt working families.
Unemployment remains high. There are still more U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan than when Obama took office. Outside of defensive Democratic partisans, no one can say Obama's is a wonderful presidency. Nevertheless, the Republicans continue to lose credibility.
Now that the first government shutdown in 17 years is over, many are talking about the civil war that has erupted in the Republican Party. While this is a fight among Republicans, voters must be mindful and watchful as to how it will impact the nation as a whole.
Cruz's relentless angling to make himself the breakout star of the Senate reality show does have a benefit for Republicans.