Circling campaign wagons paralyzes governing


"I know that sometimes folks in Congress think that compromise is a bad word.  They figure they’ll pay a higher price at the polls for working with the other side than they will for standing pat or engaging in obstructionism... "All of us are concerned about our politics, both in our own party’s as well… Continue reading Circling campaign wagons paralyzes governing

Shocker: Government shirks responsibility, again


"The deal approved today is truly a missed opportunity to do something big to reduce our long-term fiscal problems..." - from a statement released Tuesday, by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of a bipartisan deficit reduction committee If you don't stand broadly and shoulder the responsibilities of governing, there should be no surprise when… Continue reading Shocker: Government shirks responsibility, again

Bits and Pricks – 22 August, 2012


August 22, 2012 Today's Ticks & Pricks all take place under the 2012 Elections banner: Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Akin and the GOP War on Women   Congress and the Fiscal Cliff   Osama Raid Book Surprises the White House The War on Women Whether Rep. Todd Akin's (R-MO) loose remarks… Continue reading Bits and Pricks – 22 August, 2012