The fiscal cliff is coming in 10 hours. We might throw ourselves a lifeline, or we might go over. What can you do? Published December 31 2012
The plight of Russian orphans is an international disgrace. Calling Putin an "ass" over the adoption ban is diplomatic sugar-coating. Published December 30 2012
After months of breathless discussion, it's come to this: Does anybody care? Published December 27 2012
The laws of physics don't apply to the fiscal cliff; it works according to the laws of cartoons. Obama is the Roadrunner. Who's Wyle E. Coyote? Published December 24 2012
After last night's dramatic rejection of Boehner's "Plan B" by House GOP, the ball is back with the Senate and the White House. Like Eric Cartman, the House is going home. Published December 21 2012
The President held a press conference today which focused on two issues: The fiscal cliff, and gun violence. On the first item there was nothing new. On the second, Joe Biden is forming a committee. Published December 19 2012
The President has signaled compromise in fiscal cliff negotiations Published December 18 2012
Boehner made some important concessions this weekend in the fiscal cliff talks. Unfortunately, they don't do anything to correct our fiscal dysfunction. Published December 17 2012
The Republicans have countered President Obama's "laughable" proposal with one of their own. Surprise! No hike in tax rates! Published December 4 2012
We're about to go over the fiscal cliff. As long as we can't get off the ride, let's look at the scenery and ask how we got here. Published December 3 2012
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