| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Is this really the best anyone in Washington can do to avert sequestration?
President Barack Obama's call for delaying the automatic spending cuts past the March 1 deadline would seem reasonable enough, except he hasn't really offered up a specific plan...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A common refrain of those who object to new gun control laws is that authorities could do much to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and reduce violence by simply enforcing the laws that are already on the books. In the case of gun trafficking, this...
| Feb 8, 2013
In the Republican Party's developing effort to put on a new face after November's presidential defeat, the latest gesture is trotting out freshman Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Ever since Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about how the Republican Party needs to "rebrand" itself.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants, among other things, for the GOP to stop being "the stupid party." Rep. Paul...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Immigration reform advocates, including a leading voice from Maryland, pressed President Obama on Tuesday for a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, calling a bipartisan proposal under consideration in the U.S....
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:30 AM
How pathetically sad and disturbing that the financial stability of our nation is in such a precarious, perilous state, and our credit rating is now being threatened by two top rating agencies, Moody's Investors and Standard and Poor's. The quick fix is...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Washington traditionally boasts about its' profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest.
| Jul 18, 2011
| 8:58 AM
A lot of conservatives are having fun at President Obama's expense after his latest gaffe. In the midst of testy debt-limit negotiations last week, Mr. Obama told House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, "Don't call my bluff."
The first rule in bluffing is...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:00 AM
I am deeply distressed by the willingness of our politicians to engage in brinkmanship merely to score political points. The threat to the U.S. economy from a default on the national debt is simply too dangerous to be playing political games. There is...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:41 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed Plan B for raising the debt ceiling — a classically congressional solution to a problem in that it accomplishes little but to shift accountability away from the legislative branch — is a...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:45 AM
There are a lot of reasons for Congress to pass the American Jobs Act: It's a plan that creates jobs and allows working families to keep more of what they earn. What's more, it's fully paid for.
But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he won't even...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 9:00 AM
I read recently that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor not only declared President Obama's American Jobs Act dead, he refuses to even take a vote on it.
My question: If Mr. Cantor believes the bill doesn't stand a chance of passing, why doesn't he have...