U.S. Budget and Deficit

Can The GOP Survive Even After The Deal?

Can The GOP Survive Even After The Deal?

Tonight, with the United States teetering on the edge of a potential default, a deal appears to be likely later tonight if the House of Representatives passes the Senate’s bill. However, come February of 2014, it’s quite likely that dejavu will be taking place all over again. If we have learned anything since President Obama […]

Shutdown Puts Critical Research In Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Critical Research In Jeopardy

As the Republican engineered US government shutdown continues its third week, it is becoming more and more apparent that US-based science research efforts and cooperative activities both at home and abroad are being impacted. Although signals of a possible compromise are coming from Washington, research and operations at federally-funded agencies has been severely hit by […]

Default Showdown: Countdown for Declining American Empire in 3… 2… 1!

Default Showdown: Countdown for Declining American Empire in 3… 2… 1!

With a likely permanent downgrade in Americans’ quality of life just around the corner, all eyes and ears are focused on the debt ceiling/default showdown. The weekend kicked off last Thursday with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warning Congress of the “potentially catastrophic” dangers of the United States defaulting on its payments.?Lew told the Senate Finance […]

Tea Party Seditionists Say Default Not So Bad

Tea Party Seditionists Say Default Not So Bad

All anyone has heard for months now from the Republican party is that unless the Affordable Care Act is defunded they were going to huff and puff and shut the government down. So in conjunction with the unveiling of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform law the Republicans made good on their threats and […]

The Simple Reason The Government Is Shutdown

The Simple Reason The Government Is Shutdown

The government has been shut down! Move along nothing to see here. Really, there is not much to see because everything is closed. Want to see Lady Liberty in all her glory? Sorry, access denied. How about visit the WWII memorial to remember all those who gave their lives for freedom? ?You are blocked by […]

Bobby Jindal, A Brilliant Scholar But A Confused Politician

Bobby Jindal, A Brilliant Scholar But A Confused Politician

On Friday, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana?published?an opinion column on CNN.com. The piece is a typically vacuous screed against some of the great forces of evil in American life: Obama, Big Government, and debt. Jindal obviously phoned it in, assuming he didn’t just have some intern type it up in twenty minutes.