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  • Right-wing lawmakers govern by lurching from one manufactured crisis to another

     Right-wing lawmakers govern by lurching from one manufactured crisis to another
    Once again, right-wing lawmakers in Congress have shown how disconnected they are from the needs of the people. From forcing the federal government to shut down, engaging in futile votes to defund the Affordable Care Act and threatening to not raise the...
  • The problem with Obamacare

    The problem with Obamacare
    Two narratives about the recent partial government shutdown are popular. The Obama administration and its supporters in the media blame all on the tea party, which they see as the illegitimate offspring of gerrymandering and the Supreme Court's campaign...
  • A modest debt solution: Print more money

     A modest debt solution: Print more money
    Right now there is a controversy in Washington D.C. as to whether or not we should raise the debt ceiling. I really don't see any problem with raising the existing debt ceiling, since it only stands at a modest $17 trillion, and that should be easy to pay...
  • We can afford Obamacare

    We can afford Obamacare
    In dogmatically attacking health reform, Republicans have been exploiting the concern that increasing health care coverage must obviously cost us too much. That is not true, and we need to talk about it. Conservatives who shut down the government two...
  • Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire

    Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire
    Rep. Andy Harris used an appearance Monday on CNN's Crossfire to argue that the problems people are facing as they try to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare are only the beginning. "Some things are just not fixable," said the Baltimore...
  • What you need to know about the debt ceiling

    What you need to know about the debt ceiling
    Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
  • Botched health care rollout threatens to turn Obama into a two-term Jimmy Carter

    Botched health care rollout threatens to turn Obama into a two-term Jimmy Carter
    In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House...
  • GOP is out of touch on the shutdown, debt ceiling

     GOP is out of touch on the shutdown, debt ceiling
    Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul for too long have lead the GOP into believing their claim that the debt ceiling and government shutdown issues won't cause an economic calamity ("Ted Cruz wins by losing," Sept. 27). All well and good senators,...
  • Republicans should stand their ground on shutdown, debt limit

     Republicans should stand their ground on shutdown, debt limit
    For once, The Sun made me laugh out loud when its editorial board opined that "the House must reopen government and raise the debt limit, and then the two sides can negotiate a federal budget" ("Fund government, then negotiate," Oct. 7). Oh really? At...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • What's next for Washington?

    What's next for Washington?
    Now that the debt limit has been raised, government workers are back to work and the proverbial budgetary can has been kicked a couple of months down the road, the obvious question is, what's next? After venting his spleen a bit over "manufactured crises"...
  • Don't give in to the GOP's cynicism trap

    An old friend who has been active in politics for more than 30 years tells me he's giving up. "I can't stomach what's going on in Washington anymore," he says. "The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life." My friend is falling...