Screw the country, but get us elected. That sort of thing is, was and will be the Republican agenda.
To avoid our own personal January 2 shutdowns, let's learn from Congress' transgressions. Let's be moderate, aim for pre-emptive physical and psychological wellness, and lead by example in both our voting and holiday season behaviors.
The agency doors are open and Washington has returned to a more normal state of dysfunction. What has 16 days of darkened offices, empty parks, and a powered off panda cam cost?
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These women may not wear shiny red capes to work, but these days in Washington, their accomplishments qualify as superpowers.
After 223 years you'd think the Coast Guard would have proved its usefulness to the nation. Instead, even after the government shutdown, its essential personnel still face unprecedented funding cuts and growing demands that threaten their ability to operate.
Christians like me don't care about the poor because we're sentimental or because we're soft on lazy people, but because we're hard-headed and stubborn about taking Jesus at his word.
All the eye-rolling and ridicule in the world won't get Ted Cruz off the stage. That will only happen if other Republicans stop him or if he's voted out of office
Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.
The recent government shutdown won't be the last storm that small businesses have to weather. Those who kept their heads above water will take the lessons they learned and put them to use in future storms.
Is common sense breaking out on Capitol Hill? That might be too much to ask for. But at least the GOP leadership seems to be taking a hard look at political reality. Here are four big reasons why an immigration overhaul is likely to happen by the end of the year.
I once heard a man wonder aloud, "How often does Halloween fall on Friday the 13th? That would be really spooky!" Indeed. He might be the dyslexic genius behind Paul Ryan's budget numbers.
Democrats in the White House are confronted with a dilemma. On the one hand, the clock's ticking on their temporary budget deal with the Republicans. If it runs out and there's no new agreement, we run the risk of a default and the government could shut down again.
When the government re-opened, it failed to address the arbitrary, across-the-board sequester that is systematically weakening the federal research enterprise. This may have superficial appeal on short-term balance sheets, but it's handicapping long-term prospects.
If Congress stays on this damaging course of chipping away at the Park Service budget, we will continue to see cutbacks, closures, crumbling infrastructure, and disrepair in these places we love -- the very places that should represent the best we have to offer as a nation.
Today the United States Constitution may have fewer imitators than ever before. The influence abroad of the Constitution has declined dramatically since its bicentennial in 1976.