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  • A high school view of Washington's gridlock

     A high school view of Washington's gridlock
    As a senior in high school, it is very disappointing to see how our leaders in Washington are not doing their jobs ("Congress: Do your job," Oct. 3). In school, the value of working together is taught, and my family has stressed cooperation to get...
  • Hijacked by the tea party

    I salute letter writer William Akers' brilliant description of congressional Republicans ("Gangster tactics from the House GOP," Oct 1). Republicans have allowed their far-right, extremist wing — the tea party — to hijack the GOP and to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The curtain is poised to fall on the American republic

     The curtain is poised to fall on the American republic
    Congress is well on its way to proving Arnold Toynbee's assertion that civilizations are not murdered but, instead, commit suicide. I do not expect Congress' tea party members to have a world view, so I'm certain they have no idea that nations have been...
  • Federal retiree blames Tea Party for shutdown [Letter]

    Editor: This Federal government shutdown is the latest antic by the Tea Party Republicans to achieve by sheer force what they did not achieve in the most recent national elections and cannot achieve by attempting to extort concessions not only from...
  • Acting responsibly is not a 'surrender'

    Unconditional surrender. That's what House Speaker John Boehner has called it if Republicans go along with President Barack Obama's position that the government shutdown must be halted and the debt limit raised before negotiations over their grievances...
  • Obama should swallow his pride, negotiate with House GOP

     Obama should swallow his pride, negotiate with House GOP
    The Sun continues the steady stream of Democratic Party talking points by repeatedly asserting that the current government shutdown is entirely the fault of extreme Republicans bent on creating chaos ("Fund government, then negotiate," Oct. 7). One of...
  • Gansler hires new campaign manager

    Gansler hires new campaign manager
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has hired a new campaign manager to run his yet-to-be launched bid for governor. Matthew "Mudcat" Arnold took over the campaign this week, replacing veteran strategist Carrie Glenn, an Obama field organizer...
  • The way out for John Boehner

    House Speaker Boehner, so the thinking goes, is held hostage by the tea party members of his caucus. They, plus the more moderate House Republicans who fear tea-party primary challenges, form an effective majority of the Republican Caucus (the "majority...
  • 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,...