The debt ceiling debate is a manufactured crisis. The drive by conservatives to cripple government spending, deregulate whole industries, and emphasize military power over social spending has only made us weaker overseas and at home.
Were they the least bit interested in exercising any oversight at all into the war that American soldiers are still fighting and dying in -- and that Chinese bond buyers are still providing the cash for -- members of Congress wouldn't have to go very far to find some excellent questions.
The state of the U.S. governmental acquisition process being what it is, namely overwhelmed and under resourced, it has miles to go before we can sleep comfortably about U.S. tax dollars being used wisely.
The Senate's most outspoken apologist for the oil industry is at it again. Sen. Mary Landrieu, recently declared that eliminating federal subsidies to the major oil companies would be a gross injustice.
orris Davis, the retired Air Force Colonel who served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo until 2007, has just lost his job for writing an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.