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Congressional Deadlock

Why Obama Is to Blame for Sequester Cuts

Matt Jones | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Matt Jones

I fear that Obama has decided to fight every battle with the goal of crushing the opposition, rather than seeking conclusions that benefit the American people. His decision to continually campaign, rather than govern, could have negative and lasting consequences on our country.

Congress in Contempt: Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

The easiest reaction is to argue about who's to blame -- a conversation that dominated the responses to Part 1. Solutions are more difficult. Is the Legislative Branch irretrievably broken, or is there something we citizens can do?

Capitol Hell

Andy Kutler | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Andy Kutler

The 112th Congress is a strident, shameful lot that has slowly eviscerated, brick by brick, one of our most treasured institutions.

The Way it Was

James Zogby | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

As I have listened to the increasingly harsh political rhetoric coming from Republicans, I have thought back to a special night in early 2009 and the spirit of cooperation ushered in by our newly elected president, and wondered where it all went.

It's Not Bernanke, It's Congress

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 10.27.2011 | Business
Daniel Hough Jones

I think our state of affairs is nonsense. We the People are standing around allowing Congress to run us onto the rocks. We are stupid. We should stop being stupid and solve the problem. We should fix the situation.

A Reply to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

To: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), Senate Appropriations Committee From: Daniel Hough Jones, citizen, Kirkwood, Mo. Re: Your recent essay in Po...

Eureka! Washington Gridlock Solution

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

I was shaving the other day when it struck me. We can compel the U.S. Congress to legislate. We can break the cycle of gridlock. We can force each m...

Compel Congress to Work

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

We pay the members of Congress. What are we -- the people -- paying for? Do we pay them not to talk with one another, not to understand serious problems, not to collaborate to arrive at solutions?