The Washington Post editorial board jumped into a center of a decades-old debate by declaring their support for a universal national identity card. In reality, implementing an American national identity card would be an expensive logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.
When Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, countless journalists in the United States extolled him for a masterful performance.
What happened to the president who warned us about the dangers of corporate money in the American political system? What happened to the president who warned us about the damage being done to our country by business as usual in Washington?
The Washington Post argues that it's not enough to stabilize the debt as a share of the economy over the coming decade. It says we should go farther and lower the debt-to-GDP ratio. In making its point, the Post misportrays a recent analysis by CBPP's Richard Kogan
The New York Times should be embarrassed. On December 24 it gave a Christmas present to the corporate-backed lobby group Fix the Debt with its front-page Business section puff piece about the organization.
Accounting and business advisory professionals say continued uncertainty is their clients' biggest concern when it comes to the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a recent survey by Sageworks Inc., a financial information company.
In a town built on access and power, few want to directly confront the guy in charge. And you know what? Before everyone gets all worked up about that fact, they should understand that it is the nature of DC insider-ism.
Nothing is official, of course. Lots of details to be worked out, and all that. Maybe it will still fall apart. But if this is the outline of the deal...
Outside of the Washington D.C. orbit, every town in America, in fact, every American can tell you who benefits from the charitable deduction -- or perhaps when they themselves benefited from it.
We should oppose torture because it's wrong, but it's irrelevant whether it's illegal? And "President Obama was right to ban torture"? Well then, shouldn't the president also ban rape, murder, arson, and embezzlement?
In parenting, as in all of life, few decisions are clear. But there is one thing all parents in the D.C. area know with certainty: if you get a chance to see the Great Zucchini, you go.
In the eyes of Republicans, the Washington Post, and all the other "Serious" people inside the Beltway, deficits, debt, and the control thereof are all that matters. At the end of the day, though, it is Obama who will determine whether deficits will define his second term.
It's important because a vibrant two-party system makes our republic stronger. It provides the basis for compromise, forward momentum and progress. If the Republicans continue to play in a league of their own, they and our democracy will be worse off for it.
How many women are left with the false impression this junk "news" sells -- that feminism is about making women unwomanly and pitting them against men, or having a right to bare arms while delivering the 5:00 news -- as opposed to the stuff that is real?
After eating too much turkey, Congress returned to Washington this week with more opinions than my politically divided family about how we can reduce our federal deficit before the New Year when time runs out, and the federal budget turns in to a speeding car driving off the "fiscal cliff."
I don't think anyone will argue with me if I say that for the last ten years Congress has done very little about drone policy.