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  • The tea party will win despite Virginia

     The tea party will win despite Virginia
    Your editorial suggesting that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's loss in the gubernatorial race there is a sign that the country is tired of the tea party may well be true ("An election with a message," Nov. 6). Like a teenager who tires of his...
  • Democrats' win in Virginia hides the real problem with Obamacare

     Democrats' win in Virginia hides the real problem with Obamacare
    President Barack Obama campaigned in Virginia on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAulife claiming that if the Republicans putting as much energy into bolstering Obamacare that they were putting into delaying it, the program would be up...
  • We have a deal, but the damage is already done

    We have a deal, but the damage is already done
    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...
  • Don't give in to the GOP's cynicism trap

    An old friend who has been active in politics for more than 30 years tells me he's giving up. "I can't stomach what's going on in Washington anymore," he says. "The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life." My friend is falling...
  • Another blow coming to campaign finance reform

    Another blow coming to campaign finance reform
    Campaign finance limits are back before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and that's probably bad news for those who like good government. Think what this country needs is to give more political clout to the wealthy and those who seek special favors...
  • Republican resurgence faces many challenges

    Republican resurgence faces many challenges
    Last week we looked at the Democrats' increasingly progressive platform and constituencies, particularly their attendant enthusiasm for large government and ever-higher spending. But what about the other party? Is the GOP ready (and able) to win the...
  • What's next for Washington?

    What's next for Washington?
    Now that the debt limit has been raised, government workers are back to work and the proverbial budgetary can has been kicked a couple of months down the road, the obvious question is, what's next? After venting his spleen a bit over "manufactured crises"...
  • Lawmakers must put country above party

     Lawmakers must put country above party
    I really enjoyed R. Reynolds' letter this morning, though I believe he only got it half right ("The curtain is poised to fall on the American republic," Oct. 8). This country takes in $2.7 trillion annually but we are spending $3.7 trillion. It is...
  • It's morning again in Maryland

    It's morning again in Maryland
    Lost amid our gloom and doom over the tea partiers' nonsensical, reactionary effort to bring down effective government in Washington is this happy local counterweight: 2013 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the forces of forward-thinking government...
  • Current debacle in D.C. is rooted in racism

    The current cover of Time magazine displays a photograph of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. and emblazoned across the picture are the words, "Majority Rule." These two words form the concept which makes the American democracy possible — the...
  • Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?

    Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?
    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...
  • GOP is out of touch on the shutdown, debt ceiling

     GOP is out of touch on the shutdown, debt ceiling
    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,...