| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:38 PM
President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day.
Speaking at a Rockville...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
I've spent the last two weeks in Latin America — where they know something about defaulting on public debts. As part of a bipartisan group of former U.S. ambassadors, I met with business leaders, central bankers, government officials and ordinary...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Political parties delight when there are rifts within their opponent's ranks. As a member of the tea party, I've been verbally attacked by everyone from President Barack Obama to the friends with whom I work. The Democrats rolled out an enormous...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:15 AM
If the Republican Party looks not only to the history of the nation but its own history as a party, it will have plenty of reasons to back comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the undocumented ("Can Republicans do the...