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  • Obama must not allow a default

    Obama must not allow a default
    In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
  • His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence [Commentary]

    His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence [Commentary]
    Until recently, one thing about Barack Obama that voters could count on was his coolness — that through all tribulation he would remain unflappable and steadfast. He was notably able to retain his composure in the face of unremitting partisan...
  • Obama warns of economic consequences from shutdown

    Obama warns of economic consequences from shutdown
    President Barack Obama used an address in Maryland on Thursday to try to pressure Republican lawmakers into accepting a spending bill to end the government shutdown that is now in its third day. "The longer this goes on, the worse it will be," Obama...
  • Compromising over shutting down the government would set a bad precedent for the future

     Compromising over shutting down the government would set a bad precedent for the future
    While I agree with the notion that everyone in Congress should be out of their job come the next election, I fail to see the logic behind the theory that "both sides are to blame." True, the supporters of the budget, mainly Democrats, are not...
  • Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown

    Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown
    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...
  • Shame on GOP for using vets as political props

    My heart is broken to see the veterans lined up in their wheelchairs outside the World War II Memorial which was closed off to them due to the shutdown of the our federal government ("'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them,'" Oct. 2). My...
  • Fund government, then negotiate

    As the government shutdown reaches the one-week mark, here's how much progress has been made toward restoring order in Washington: Not much. At least the House of Representatives demonstrated some consistency when it voted 407-0 to give back pay to...
  • Impeach this Congress

    I am growing increasingly frustrated by not just Republican intransigence on funding the government (as required by the Constitution) but by the ridiculous coverage given to the issue by the media. No, this is not a budget debate. The Affordable Care...
  • GOP to blame for harmful shutdown

    The Baltimore Sun's editorial, "A damaging tantrum," and Thomas F. Schaller commentary, "Government shutdown is the Republicans' fault — period," (Oct. 2) are spot on by blaming this fight on the Republican Party. This is an ideological war that the...
  • Time for Boehner to cut his losses and end the government shutdown

    Time for Boehner to cut his losses and end the government shutdown
    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...
  • Food stamp recipients worry about plans in Congress

    Food stamp recipients worry about plans in Congress
    Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed. But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
  • House passes back pay bill for fed employees

    House passes back pay bill for fed employees
    The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends. If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....