While Ross Douthat is correct that the GOP’s current problems are much larger than John Boehner, his defense of Boehner’s tactics before and during the shutdown doesn’t hold water.
Short-Term Continuing Resolutions and creates more wasteful spending. Why do we do it?
The real lesson of the shutdown is to stop lying to yourselves about what’s possible. That’s true of both the Establishment and the Tea Party.
The shutdown drama gave Washington a lot to talk about, but it hasn’t really changed the dynamics of the debate.
John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy should all resign from their leadership posts.
If the debt ceiling is breached, it will be because President Obama accepted Harry Reid’s view of the political ramifications of default.
Hey, remember that idea about continuing the shutdown but making a short term deal on the debt ceiling? Someone who matters agrees.
It was the whole point of the shutdown fight to begin with, regardless of the priorities of other House members.
The federal bureaucracy tried to show its importance. Instead it revealed its vindictive cruelty.
Americans may realize that there are huge categories of life for which they really do not need the federal government in their lives.
Republicans picked the ground they wanted to fight on: the shutdown. Don’t split your forces between two hills, and don’t give Obama the opportunity to change the conversation with scary talk.
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This assumption by liberals of horrible motivations is a great example of one of the worst parts of being a conservative.
There is nothing new under the sun, particularly when it comes to the clashes and brinkmanship over debt and budgets.
Harry Reid’s remarks about kids with cancer weren’t the first time he’s said something that raised eyebrows.
People should start being honest about who is really unreasonable and radical in Washington.
As 80 percent of federal workers continue to report to work and most Americans go about their normal days, here are a few more things the media suggest we should be very upset about.
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Ted Cruz’s filibuster is an attempt to leverage public opinion and highlight a disagreement where he believes the people are on his side. It’s that simple.
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