It is an irony, but not a coincidence, that Barack Obama's post-partisan era has seen the rise of the tea party movement and Occupy Wall Street. Certainly, the momentum of polarization was strong before Obama arrived in Washington.
I never thought it would come to this. I never imagined a time post 2000 when I would actually lament a return to the past. But here we are, facing a recession as deep and even longer than the one in the early 1990s, a recession that ushered in none other than the Comeback Kid – President William Jefferson Clinton.
President Barack Obama's speech wasn't awful. It wasn't great. It had some excellent lines "Last thing [vets] should have to do is to fight for a job when then get home." It some tired union-soothing rhetoric.
This is the impenetrable wall between Socialists like Sanders and we Capitalists. We believe that people who work hard and earn money are not obligated to support the remainder of the population, and that coercing them to do so is not only bad public policy, it is ineffective.
During the recent debt crisis, President Obama talked about the need for bipartisan compromise and, as in the past, urged civility.
With all the news of doom and gloom and threats to halt Social Security checks, you might not have noticed there is a political event coming up that the media will inevitably hype - the Ames Straw Poll.
CEOs are hoarding cash for their companies. The economy is barely growing. And folks are leaving the dollar for gold and foreign currencies. And with less than a week until the August 2 debt-limit deadline, Congress still dithers.
First, you’re allowed to ask the politician any question. Of course, they will probably give you an answer to a totally different question. You then try for a second time to ask the same question repeated a different way.
Washington is suddenly embroiled in one of its most time-honored traditions, a debate about the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution, specifically how it should be applied to our efforts in Libya.
We are witnessing unprecedented clashes and escalating political rhetoric between cash-starved state governments and their public service unions.
When the GOP actually cut $4 billion from the budget last week, the Democrats acted as if it was an involuntary amputation.
Even though the nation’s unemployment rate is at 9 percent (not the 7 percent projected by the White House, if the stimulus act worked), White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the stimulus has added “several million jobs” and “lowered the unemployment rate.
President Obama’s State of the Union address was arguably his best opportunity since his mid-term “shellacking” to seriously address the debt and deficit issues that threaten America’s economic stability now and far into our grandchildren’s future.