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  • The sequester stand-off

    The sequester stand-off
    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...
  • Keeping guns out of the wrong hands

    Keeping guns out of the wrong hands
    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...
  • GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party

    GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party
    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...
  • Two cheers for rebranding

    Two cheers for rebranding
    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...
  • CASA de Maryland chief tells Obama that Senate immigration plan is 'unfair'

    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....
  • Deficit impasse can be solved — if Congress looks out for the people and not just the rich

    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...
  • Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice

    Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice
    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. The...
  • This time with feeling: The GOP needs to do a retake on its debt limit rhetoric

    This time with feeling: The GOP needs to do a retake on its debt limit rhetoric
    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...
  • On debt limit, Congress plays with fire

    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...
  • Boehner holds the key to debt limit talks

    Boehner holds the key to debt limit talks
    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...
  • Put partisanship aside, pass the Obama jobs bill

    Put partisanship aside, pass the Obama jobs bill
    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...
  • If Republicans don't like Obama's jobs bill, let them vote it down and then explain it to the American people

    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...