There is no question that Trump lost the battle of his own making. It is also true that this is not the final battle in whether the country seeks to uphold rule of law at her border.
The TSA is incompetent at making people safer, plus privatization would take away the TSA’s growing political leverage. What’s not to like?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have intended to cancel the state of the union as a fit of pique, but it’s an excellent idea for reining in the imperial presidency.
‘The speaker… said as long as government is shut down we’re not going to be doing business as usual,’ Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said to CNN. ‘The state of the union is off.’
But for some reason, government officials get away with negligence, flip-flopping, and pussyfooting around the ever-growing issue.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have left left themselves no fallback position. And that’s why they will lose.
Trump says there’s a crisis on the border, but the crisis reaches far beyond the border into every institution in Mexico and Central America.
Trump and the Democrats could agree to more funding for border security in exchange for more funding for processing asylum-seekers, but they won’t.
While not conceding on the substance of immigration legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made an important concession on process—one he has not made to conservatives.
‘They caved. They blinked. That’s what they do.’
Why did Democrats cave so quickly? They counted on Trump being Leeroy Jenkins.
The facts of DACA lay bare the fraud underlying the Democrats’ politically motivated, selective shuttering of the federal government.
Will a government shutdown this January give us a baby boom next October? One way to check is to see what happened during the last big shutdown.
Here are four times a Democratic president and Democrat-controlled Congress earned an ‘F for failure of leadership’ amid a government shutdown.
When the shutdown comes this Friday, or anytime thereafter, please consult these rules to determine exactly who you should blame.
In Date-onomics, Jon Birger uses data to explore the dating and marriage dilemmas that single, college-educated women face.
The real source of frustration with House leadership is that they’ve given up the power of the purse. They need to get it back.
If Republicans don’t try (or don’t care) to make an argument for fiscal restraint, Obama will prevail.
Mitch McConnell can’t and won’t defuse the Planned Parenthood atom bomb that’s going to go off in Washington at the end of the month.
It doesn’t matter if you’re Dick Nixon, Chris Christie or head of the condo association, there’s something about authority that turns us into petty tyrants.
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