| 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...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:18 PM
Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein.
A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Over the next several weeks, Republicans in Washington will be engaged in a critical mission: to persuade Democrats of the need to develop a plan that reins in our debt without raising taxes, which we know would kill jobs. This effort is taking place in...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In his commentary ("Difficult choices await on spending, debt," June 15) Sen. Mitch McConnell talks of the "need to develop a plan that reins in our debt without raising taxes …" Well, since about a third of the federal budget is on borrowed money,...
| 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 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 20, 2011
| 8:20 AM
What do you do in the face of looming disaster? In the movie Animal House, the character of Otter memorably suggested the situation "absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part."
That was meant to be funny, of...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Sen. Mitch McConnell is correct in saying that serious action needs to be taken in order to lower the deficit ("Time for tough choices on spending, debt," June 14). But the majority of his claims are either false or misleading and run counter to the...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:14 AM
—With the debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling heading into its final stretch, President Barack Obama will visit the University of Maryland on Friday for a town hall meeting the White House said will be focused on the...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Today, House Speaker John Boehner scrounged around to find the few votes he needed to pass a deficit reduction and debt limit increase plan, a difficult proposition, as his party's conservative wing has grown bold in its revolt against his leadership....
| Jul 31, 2011
| 6:48 PM
In a countdown to crisis time like this weekend, if you can only watch one channel, once again, I would make it CNN.
On one level, the argument is simple.
In terms of cable, there is little or none of the blatant ideology that drives MSNBC and Fox...