An unscripted meeting gave me a surprising take on the 43rd president
The debate over funding government and avoiding default has officially reached the chaos stage. By my count, no less than four separate conversations are taking place right now: The White House is talking to House Republicans and, separately, it to Senate Republicans. In the Senate, moderate Republicans are talking to the Democratic leadership. In the House, Republicans from the party’s extreme wing are talking to Republicans from the not-so-extreme wing, all under the watchful eye of the caucus leaders. And that’s just the official dialogue.
This is what Yeltsin did to Russia's parliament when they were being stubborn.
America has an uneasy relationship with the idea of the unpaid internship. On the one hand, it’s a way for young people to get some experience and learn some things. On the other, it’s a form of resume-building that’s rigged in favor of kids who can afford it—and especially of kids whose connections can get them hired.
Bush-Cheney Administration alumni have risen from the ashes to denounce President Obama’s decision to force Congress to play its constitutional role in a decision to use military force in Syria. It is, they insist, yet another surrender of power by a feckless President presiding over the degradation of the Executive Branch itself, the empowerment of which was one of their central goals.
There's an easy way to best the GOP. The White House isn't using it.
There's an easy way for Obama to best the GOP in this fall's fight over the debt-ceiling and the budget. Unfortunately, the White House isn't using it.
It's an unholy charade
It's an unholy charade.
How the Obama administration fell prey to a very determined operator
How the Obama administration fell prey to a very determined operator.
... and pray Max Baucus helps him
It’s finally time to reform the corporate tax code.
It's time for Obama to put some happy in his warrior
Obama needs some happy in his warrior.