Far from "delaying the inevitable" as some commentators have suggested, a national moratorium on foreclosures would force loan servicers to reevaluate their practices, and clean up the bureaucratic nightmare they now run.
The use of "anonymous holds," the arcane procedure that allows a single senator to secretly torpedo any piece of legislation, has skyrocketed in the last few years. And with its rise, our ability to pass strong legislation.
After nearly two years of stonewalling, the GOP's record of actual governance is a near zero. Every piece of major legislation has seen them block-vote "no" without any regard to the public service that these bills address.
We should allow our top national law officer, the Attorney General of the United States, to step in and clean house whenever an agency or element of government is no longer credibly independent of the industry it is intended to regulate.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee today urged AG Eric Holder to stick to his initial determination that the alleged 9/11 plotters should be tried in civilian court, and not bow to partisan politics on what should be a legal determination.
Yes, Glenn Beck would likely conjure a grand conspiracy in sending someone named "Whitehouse" to the Supreme Court, but as a sitting senator it would be difficult for Republicans to filibuster his nomination.
If Obama wants to be a transformational President like Ronald Reagan, inspiring a new generation of Americans to believe as he does, he would be wise to own the label and change the public perception of it rather than running from it.
The White House is placing a giant bet on Gruber's "assumptions" to justify key portions of the Senate bill. Now we know that Gruber's work was not that of an independent analyst but a contractor to the White House.