In Next Week’s Election, Small Hope of Fixing Washington

Next week, the country will go to the polls to decide who will have pride of place among Washington’s well-practiced disfunction. More likely than not, the Republicans will keep the House of Representatives and win the Senate. Then what? The … Continue reading

In the Midst of Challenges, a Dysfunctional Washington has Americans Looking to 2016

The theatre of the absurd in Washington has fed into a dispiriting trend: the apparently unstoppable forward creep of the election cycle. As Congress stalls and the President loses credibility, more Americans are looking to the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the three-year Presidential campaign. Continue reading

Everyone is to Blame, But Some Are More to Blame Than Others With Few Adults in the Room, Gov't Shuts Down

Happy government shutdown! After years of flirting with the idea, folks in Washington have finally gotten their act together and failed to pass spending authority for the federal government. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill failure of leadership, this is really exceptional stuff.
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