| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:24 PM
I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday.
I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The current row over who's to blame for the latest government showdown brings to mind the story of the two men arguing on a street corner whether the world is round or flat. They agree to ask an amiable passer-by to settle the matter.
He ponders the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
You could blame the federal government shutdown on the Democrats for caving the last time and leading Republicans to believe they will cave again. You can blame crazy Sen. Ted Cruz for caring only about the rich and well connected. You can blame the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:38 AM
For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith.
The term was coined by the libertarian...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The United States is currently in the midst of a leverage crisis, only it is a crisis that stems from political institutions rather than economic ones. The political leverage crisis concerns Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court, and it is...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
With the government shutdown entering its third week and Thursday's deadline to raise the debt ceiling — and hold off potential default — now looming, negotiations appear to have entered a new phase of victim-hood. Apparently, it's not...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
It's no surprise that the liberal media and The Sun blame the government shutdown — or slim down — on Republicans, the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ("Grow up, Congress," Oct. 14).
But The Sun comes up short when it comes to facts...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism?
In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the main obstacle facing the Republican Party in the 2014, 2016 and thereafter will be its desire to turn back the clock to a time when the majority of citizens who could vote were white.
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claims that "Tea party...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:33 AM
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, told a reporter last month that threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress agrees to defund Obamacare was "the dumbest idea I've ever heard." He was absolutely right. It wasn't...