Government

03/26/2015 - 8:47pm

    Last week the Ghost of Gridlock Present crossed paths in Washington with the Ghost of Gridlock Future. It makes for a spine-chilling tale.

    Gridlock Present was haunting the Senate, where legislators dissolved into partisan warfare over a bill to...

03/26/2015 - 8:46pm

    As if more proof were needed about congressional dysfunction, witness the spectacle of the last two weeks, in which the Senate managed to grind itself to a halt over a human trafficking bill that both sides want to pass.

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03/26/2015 - 8:43pm

    You probably know from his weepy reminiscences that the speaker of the House, John Boehner, once worked as a bartender and a janitor, and took seven years to get out of college. Maybe you've heard that Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a preacher's...

03/26/2015 - 8:43pm

    Has it come to the point where politics rules over all? Politics - bad, as we have come to think of it - has always played a part but now it seems to have become the whole picture. While the Democrats are not exactly pure the Republicans have perfected...

03/26/2015 - 8:42pm

    The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account has brought undesired attention to her pre-candidacy for president. It resurrects old questions not only about her penchant for privacy but also about her political skills and those of the chief...

03/26/2015 - 8:41pm

    By now it's a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar "magic asterisk" - a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue...

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