Dear Santa, You probably don't get a lot of governmental economic terms sending you letters. Then again, you have to be the ultimate believer in weir...
Every major event in the last decade has exposed Pax Republicana as a crumbling empire based on false ideologies, none more dangerous than believing in the Tax Fairy that magically grows the economy and fills the treasury when Congress cuts taxes on the wealthy.
McConnell wanted the president not to propose his own agenda and policies, but to offer "solutions" that would satisfy Republicans -- and undoubtedly on their own terms. McConnell's boldness knows no boundaries.
In his acceptance speech, President Obama said he would reach out to you and ask for your help in getting both sides to work together. Please take him up on that offer.
This should not be so hard. The fiscal cliff is nothing more than one more set of self-imposed deadlines that Congress put in place so that they could comply with their own rules. We have seen this before.
"Mandate" is not a fact, the truth of which can be argued and proven, but an interpretation of the data and no interpretation is ever right or provable.
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln opens in wide release today, after a limited release last Friday -- and with luck, Barack Obama will not only see it but take it as a template for the current lame-duck session of Congress and for his impending second term.
Limbaugh is becoming a spent force. Even Fox News may stop putting that buffoon Morris on the air as a serious pundit. And when a numbers guy like Rove gets the numbers wrong, he has nothing left.
The presidential outcome is no longer debatable. But the president will still have to battle an intransigent Republican House and Senate in order to get anything done for the American people.
The "one-term president" strategy created plenty of gridlock, set back the country's economic recovery and resulted in a historic vacancy crisis in the federal courts. The one thing it did not achieve was a one-term presidency.
The vast majority of Americans are willing to do their part to support their country. And they expect no special exemption from that responsibility for the nation's richest. They sent that message Tuesday through their ballot choices. John Boehner must have snoozed through that missive.
The bad news for the Republican Party is that it finds itself in a crisis. The good news is that there's nothing like a high-profile challenge to force an organization to make positive changes it might not otherwise make. Here are five things the GOP can learn from its friends in business.
I had naively assumed the election would put an end to the games, but obviously not. Yet Obama and the Democrats are holding most of the cards now. Let's hope they use them.
Warren's victory is both historic -- she will be the first woman to represent the state of Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate -- and gratifying -- she delivered a shocking 8-point slapdown to her "handsome" opponent and his Wall Street backers.
This column is about four senators who will have extraordinary roles to play in the coming hours and years, and what they tell us about the state of the union as 2012 comes to a close.