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Once Again, Uncle Sam Shirks Fiscal Responsibility in Budget Deal Jul. 25, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

This year, the deficit will end up being the fourth highest in U.S. history. It's gigantic, and it w... Read More

Should Congress Cut Up Uncle Sam's Credit Card? Jan. 11, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Imagine that each month, you spend $2,000 more than you earn and charge the difference to your credi... Read More

Hurricane Harvey Relief Comes With an Extra-Large Side of Pork Sep. 14, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

It was just a matter of time before our ideologically flexible president started making deals across... Read More

Chuck, Nancy and Donald: The Part That Mattered Sep. 12, 2017

Froma Harrop

Donald Trump's deal with "Chuck and Nancy" has rained new angst on his party (the Republican Party).... Read More

Trump Makes 'Friends' Outside GOP Sep. 10, 2017

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — Meet President Donald Trump's new best friends. He calls them "Chuck and Nancy," ... Read More

Here He Comes to Save the Day! Mighty Mnuchin Is on His Way Aug. 31, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claims he has been using his "superpowers" to keep the federal gov... Read More

Why Trump's Wall Is Not Going to Happen Aug. 27, 2017

Steve Chapman

Donald Trump has served one-seventh of his constitutionally allotted term of office, and given his t... Read More

Is the Sky the Limit for the Debt Ceiling? Apr. 06, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

When the national debt ceiling's suspension was automatically lifted March 15, yet another countdown... Read More

A Ringside Seat to the Debt Ceiling Fight Jan. 12, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

If most lawmakers had their way, there would be fewer rules to restrain them from growing spending a... Read More

The Road to Donald Trump Wasn't Built in a Day Aug. 04, 2016

Froma Harrop

The implosion is so big it's drowning out the "he said this monstrous thing" or "that easily caught ... Read More

Paul Ryan Starts Off on Wrong Foot With Budget Deal Oct. 30, 2015

David Harsanyi

Grass-roots conservatives have many unrealistic expectations and political objectives. And then some... Read More

GOP Upheaval Brings New Dread Sep. 29, 2015

Froma Harrop

Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms — "It's deja vu all over again" R... Read More

GOP, Let Obama Shut It Down and Own It Sep. 29, 2015

David Limbaugh

Establishment Republicans inside and outside Washington miss the grassroots' point. Even if we don't... Read More

Getting a Grip on Realities of the Federal Budget Feb. 14, 2014

Scott Rasmussen

The big story about the federal budget this week was the Republican Party's struggle to deal with ra... Read More

Washington Hijinks Feb. 14, 2014

Erick Erickson

With election season upon us and the Democrats' generic ballot numbers declining, President Obama ha... Read More

Deficit of Truth: What Republicans Hope You Don't Know and Never Find Out Feb. 06, 2014

Joe Conason

Listening to Republicans in Congress wailing incessantly about our spendthrift culture raises a nagg... Read More

Smart Conservatives Understand that the Real Battle Is Debt Ceiling, Not Budget Dec. 12, 2013

Matt Towery

Yes, I've written this before, but in the context of the proposed budget agreement, it needs to be r... Read More

Disaster for Wall Street and White House Nov. 28, 2013

Matt Towery

And the band played on. As the holiday season approaches, they are dancing on Wall Street with the ... Read More

Debt-ceiling Nonsense Once Again Dec. 10, 2012

Froma Harrop

Nothing like a debt-ceiling brawl to raise the public's anxiety levels. The Republican threat two su... Read More

A Skeptical America Aug. 31, 2011

Mark Shields

Late-night comedians use an old trick to bond with tonight's audience by poking fun at the alleged d... Read More