Government

01/30/2015 - 12:23am

    With the Republicans now totally in charge of Congress, they have the chance to make good on their promise that things are going to change on Capitol Hill. But their opening moves suggest more of the same old same old.

    The new House's first...

01/30/2015 - 12:10am

    Perhaps six years too late, President Obama gave strong indications in his State of the Union address that he's finally bought into Albert Einstein's definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over against and expecting different results...

01/30/2015 - 12:08am

    It has been 42 years since the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that the right to decide whether to go forward with a pregnancy, prior to viability, belongs to a woman, in consultation with her doctors.

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01/30/2015 - 12:02am

    On Wednesday, the day after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a handful of Democratic House members, along with one senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, held a news conference to denounce one of the very few proposals the president put...

01/30/2015 - 12:00am

    At long last, some tectonic plates of American politics have begun to move. The stagnation and decline of the incomes of the bottom 90 percent of Americans have finally shown up on the radar of our political class.

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01/29/2015 - 11:59pm

    Tough week for the House Republicans. Speaker John Boehner's high point must have been not clapping when President Barack Obama talked about job growth in the State of the Union.

    After that,...

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