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.
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On 19 October 2013, Kent Cooper at Roll Call published "Mary Matalin Contributes to Ted Cruz Campaign," reporting that Ms. Matalin donated $1,000 to t...
I have to admit there are times when, from the dark recesses of my mind, the temptation to vote for the most cartoonish candidate has popped into my head. I can almost salivate at the prospect of President Ted Cruz.
These days, in the wake of the Great Government Shutdown of 2013 -- surprise, surprise -- you actually have to be Anthony Weiner or the Ebola virus to be less liked than the United States Congress. Really. Compare them to dog poop, hemorrhoids or the DMV -- Congress loses to just about everything. Even cockroaches. We're sure you're shocked.
The question, as it has been framed, is: how could a minority of hard-line extremists generate enough fear that they were able paralyze their party's leadership forcing the government to shut down and bringing the nation to the brink of default?
The GOP learned its lesson, right? Right? ...
That is not governing and it certainly does nothing to sell liberals or independents on conservative values. If anything, it pushes even moderate conservatives away from the movement because of its leadership.
Throughout these last few weeks, everyone involved in the negotiations on funding the government and the debt ceiling should have been repeating somet...
Who is the powerful voice of progressives in Washington, on matters of creating jobs and fighting poverty, comparable to the tea party's passion of the right? The answer: There is none.
There is only one route to restoring health to the American polity, comity to its dialogue, constructive and collegial approaches to governance, an end to extortion and a restoration of the belief that the United States truly has a government of, for and by its citizenry. That way is to defang and defeat the Tea Party.
There is another story about how all this gridlock came to be, fronted by the question: "Why didn't the Democrats landslide the cruelest, most ignorant, big-business-indentured Republican Party in its history during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional elections?
While we know a goal for Republicans is to take over the Senate in the 2014 elections, and a goal for Democrats is to take back the House of Representatives, the president can rise above that for the next four months as we approach the next deadlines.
The presidential election is three years away, but the recent government shutdown and the way aspirants responded to it will be a key metric for partisans choosing their next nominee. So how did they fare?
This is a conflict between two different views of who we are, what's important, and where the U.S. is headed. It's a repeat of the ideological clash that resulted in the America's first Civil War. Who started this fight?
Back this past summer there were a few things that were very, very obvious. We knew that Walter White was going to meet his demise (c'mon...too many ...