The news that the Braves plan to abandon it is simply stunning. What happened? The Braves say they want to be closer to their real fan base in the affluent northern suburbs, and hey, that's capitalism, I guess. Except here's the thing: It's not.
HealthCare.gov is just the latest in a long history of projects that have underperformed because of long-standing protocols that discourage all but the biggest technology companies from even submitting bids for government projects.
The Tea Party in particular, judging by the words and actions of many in this radical right-wing faction, seem sickened by the fact that a black man lives in the White House.
Unlike the earlier Crisis movies with Clinton and Gingrich involved in constant affairs with staff members, Crisis V has no sexual subplots. Apparently the producers realize that none of the stars posses a scintilla of sex appeal.
I never told Tom Foley that I owed him a great debt, but he was the reason that The Hill, the newspaper covering Congress and national politics that I helped start in September, 1994, got off to such a fast start.
OK, so the latest Republican-manufactured crisis is finally over. But we're on warning that they could do it all over again in just three months. Which gets us to the question of why our government is so dysfunctional.
I served in the House when Speaker Gingrich shut the government down and threatened default 18 years ago. Then as now, the House Majority's goal remains the same: They want to end government-supported health insurance and leave families to fend for themselves.
I hereby nominate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for a Prize for Outstanding Service to the Democratic Party. Surely he has done more for Democrats than ...
Political extremism -- from the communist witch hunts of the 1950s to the government-is-coming-to-get-you hysteria we have now -- has proved a useful distraction from a political agenda that many Americans don't like.
It is clear that those in the House who are advocating this shutdown are not only misrepresenting this country's experience with shutdowns but do not actually understand that history.
Unfortunately, we don't have National Theater here in the United States. But who needs it? After all, we are enjoying - or rather suffering - by wat...
Do you realize that the "Obama" of "Obamacare" is never going to throw his signature health care reform under the GOP bus? You do realize that you're at an impossible impasse, don't you?
Tea Party Republicans apparently aren't aware of the damage they inflict on their own party and constituents in attempting to shut down the federal go...
Even among the few thousand members of the power elite, there are a small number whose influence is greater than the others. Here is a list of the 20 most influential members of the power elite.
The program to put Gingrich in the U.S. Senate is a "national effort" and "is starting with a petition from thousands of Americans to draft Newt and serve as part of a grassroots effort to support his sought-for candidacy."
This is hardly the first go-around between Newt 2012 and the FEC, which has been badgering Gingrich's debt-ridden committee about disclosure matters for months. But the FEC has yet to fine or otherwise take enforcement action against Gingrich's operation.