Keeping the economy humming along like normal was never an option. Even without government intervention, much of our society would eventually shut down on its own.
In some cases, living paycheck-to-paycheck is unavoidable. In other cases, people need to wake up and take a long look at their foolish finance habits.
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?
The president sent Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter on Thursday informing her that she would no longer be allowed to fly around the world on military jets at taxpayer expense as long as Congress failed to fund the government.
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.
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.
The Trump tweet illustrates a much larger problem facing congressional Republicans: They don’t want to fight—about the wall, or about much of anything, particularly spending.
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.
‘Ana, it’s really difficult for me to understand sometimes why you still consider yourself a Republican.’
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.
Mitch McConnell’s plan for dealing with Planned Parenthood is having no plan to deal with Planned Parenthood.
The context for the Cromnibus showdown was an internal debate within the Democratic Party about how much President Obama matters for their future.
Last year, Elizabeth Warren said a government shutdown was evidence of Republican “anarchy.” My, how things have changed.
Mike Lee is essentially asking the question: Why do we accept the premise that the GOP either needs to be all Fredo or all Sonny?
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