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Since the announcement last night that House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a short-term budget deal, which raises military and domestic spending over the next two years, commentators have been asking: Does Congress work?
The answer is two fold.… Continue reading
Campaign season is in the air and I’m not talking about the 2014 midterms.
President Obama kicked of a 20-day press offensive yesterday to sell the Affordable Care Act. After the last two months, which have been disastrous for the… Continue reading
While it didn’t get much attention and was overshadowed by the two races for governor in New Jersey and Virginia and the battle for the New York City mayoralty, it could well be that the most significant election yesterday was… Continue reading
“This is not a time to point fingers of blame,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said after the Senate finally reached an agreement on a deal yesterday. “This is a time of reconciliation.”
To be sure, we have moved past… Continue reading
“Berrinche.” That’s the word many Mexicans now use to describe Washington. What does it mean? Tantrums.
The Mexicans, and indeed our critics across the globe, couldn’t be more on the money. Our legislators have become nothing more than petulant children,… Continue reading
It’s just one humiliation after another.
A mere three weeks ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin upstaged the US in negotiations over Assad’s chemical weapons. In response to an off-the-cuff comment by Secretary Kerry in London that Assad should just hand… Continue reading
It wasn’t supposed to go this way. The Republicans’ latest maneuver appears to be a complete failure – we are headed for a government shutdown, and fast.
It appears that the Republicans, and certainly Senator Ted Cruz, have become the… Continue reading
With the Syria crisis entering a new phase, the focus among Washington policymakers has shifted to the debate over the debt ceiling and efforts by far-right Republicans to try and defund the Affordable Care Act. While it makes for good… Continue reading