Tag Archives | debt ceiling
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Athens

The End of the Welfare State

Back in 1996, just before President Bill Clinton signed a welfare reform bill, he declared: “The era of big government is over.”

The other shoe dropped a couple of weeks ago when another chastened Democratic president, Barack Obama, signed a … More…

The New York Stock Exchange

The Markets’ No Confidence Vote

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 635 points Monday, following Standard & Poor… More…

Down down down

S&P Gives the Tea Party Its First Trophy: AA+

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Trader in the S&P pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Washington Helped Tank the Markets

Late Thursday afternoon I took my bike in for some repairs.… More…

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Hostage Taking Is Good Politics

Conservatives have bristled at media criticism of the Tea Party… More…

US Soldier in Afghanistan

The GOP Throws Defense under the Bus

All the players in Washington are congratulating themselves on raising the debt ceiling and staving off default. House Speaker John Boehner crowed that he… More…

Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid

Democrats’ Distress

It… More…

Marilyn Monroe

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

So, we have a deal on raising the debt ceiling… More…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Updated 8:50 PM July 31, 2011

So said Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, on … More…

Sen. John McCain at the 2008 Republican National Convention

GOP Grown-Ups Turn on the Tea Party

Read the latest update here.

On Wednesday, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Republican Party… More…