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The inability of Congress to accomplish anything useful—even in the face of a federal government shutdown and an impending default on our country’s debt—has so far cost the U.S. economy about $20 billion in gross domestic product, according to Mark […]
On Thursday, House Republicans agreed (with each other, at least, which is a start!) on a plan that does little more than kick the budget/deficit/shutdown can down the road a little further. Their grand plan was to extend the debt limit […]
As the federal government shutdown lurches toward the end of its first week, Congress hits an all-time low with approval ratings. A recent CNN/ORC International poll indicates that just 10% of Americans are happy with the job that Congress is […]
Is it Congress’ recent lack of progress on important legislation like tax reform, immigration reform, and a meaningful Farm Bill? Is it their seeming impotence in the face of the IRS scandals: targeting conservative groups and (ironically!) wanton fiscal irresponsibility? […]
The recently released results of a poll by the Institute of Politics (IoP) at Harvard University suggest that political dysfunction in Washington, D.C., is negatively impacting the youngest generation of voting-age U.S. citizens. Only one in four Millennials (ages 18 […]
By Chris Carley, Guest Writer Sequestration has claimed two of the military’s greatest recruiting tools: the Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flying demonstration teams were forced to cancel their remaining show seasons. What potential harm does this mean? […]