There is no more time for excuses. Too much of the nation's time and money has been wasted for the sake of scoring cheap political points. Americans are tired of partisanship and obstruction and want a government that is going to produce solutions.
Former House of Representatives Speaker Tom Foley was a great leader and legislator, but I knew him best as a lover of technology -- and a very decent and honorable person.
Thousands of federal employees returned to work this morning as the 2013 #GovernmentShutdown ended. With the damage left by the tea party, a small f...
The Cruz Crazies handed us Democrats this victory. We would have had to be political morons to kick it away. But Democrats have had their politically moronic moments at times over the years, and in this case they did not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
In short, the global warming deniers are as wrong as the smoke-blowers who said in the 1960s that a pack a day was fine. No one seriously argues today that tobacco isn't bad for you -- and if they did, no one would listen.
As an American citizen, it's hard to stand by and watch a government not care. It's cringey to listen to a lot of GOPeeps these days -- set in their dinosaur ways, trying to convey what they think is best for us -- the people.
Like Walt in Breaking Bad, I have health care insurance from my employer, and like Walt's wife, Skyler, discovers about their insurance, I'm still liable for the deductible, copay and coinsurance portion of the medical fees.
This country cannot continue to lurch from crisis to crisis because one radical faction refuses to accept the results of an election. We need two parties that compete for votes at the ballot box and then, after the elections are over, act responsibly and get down to the business of governing.
As the budget battle and shutdown drag on, it is clear that Speaker John Boehner is demonstrating an absolute failure of leadership. Instead of leadin...
It takes up to seven years for a piece of negative information to be removed from your credit report. Even a single, innocent "late payment" to Saks can haunt you well into your adult life. Why this is is beyond me.
Everything. What most people do not realize, including GOP Congressmen, is that the U.S. national debt is the world's money, and that money is the lubricant not just for our economy, but for the entire world.
At a time when we should be focused on creating jobs and building the American middle class, we're in the midst of a government shutdown because of the tea party's obsession with taking away the health care benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Enough is enough!
We at POGO have committed our lives to our work because we believe in the value of good government. Every minute the government is shut down is another minute where public services, oversight, and accountability crumble.
While the Senate addressed immigration's complexities in a comprehensive package, House Republican leaders cherry picked the few reforms they were willing to address. This is no way to solve one of the greatest challenges of our time. The American people have waited long enough -- it's time for the House to act.
True immigration reform cannot be achieved if creating this road comes at the cost of giving up or undermining our most cherished civil rights.
I went for a hike with my dogs on Tuesday, the first day of the dreaded government shutdown, and I have to say that it was the most glorious autumn day I've ever experienced in my 43 years of living in both New England and Colorado.