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  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's threat: Mean-spirited and undignified

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is accusing President Obama of acting "arrogantly" in his recent recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("Obama picks consumer chief," Jan 5). I would say that...
  • Fighting climate change through geoengineering

    Fighting climate change through geoengineering
    As the climate continues to change as a result of human actions, the government has done little to regulate the known causes of the problem. Consider Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's recent proposal to restrict the Environmental Protection...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is the GOP taking its inspiration from 'Animal House'?

    Is the GOP taking its inspiration from 'Animal House'?
    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...
  • 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...
  • Court review of health care law has political agenda

    It is hard for me to imagine that there is no political agenda involved in the decision by 26 Republican state attorneys general and three judges of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, "which is considered to be amongst the most conservative of the federal...
  • Why the GOP primary isn't like Obama vs. Clinton in '08

    Why the GOP primary isn't like Obama vs. Clinton in '08
    Republican wishful thinkers like to rationalize away the damage being inflicted on their party by the intramural mudslinging among its unimpressive field of presidential candidates. After all, they note, in 2008 Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary...
  • McConnell: Time for tough choices on spending, debt

    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...
  • McConnell does not have right answer on reining in debt

    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,...
  • McConnell's tax-cutting agenda defies logic, history and common sense

    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...
  • Obama visits U. Md. during debt fight

    Obama visits U. Md. during debt fight
    —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...