Government

09/18/2014 - 4:47pm

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.

    He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure Mr. Obama...

09/18/2014 - 4:45pm

    Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.

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09/18/2014 - 4:41pm

    It is rare for a politician to publicly deride efforts to boost voter turnout. It is seen as a taboo in a country that prides itself on its democratic ideals. Yet, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week slammed efforts to simplify voter registration....

09/18/2014 - 4:39pm

    Election season! Tension mounts! Longtime public servants are aware that the least little slip and they could be out the door. Forced, like ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, to labor in the sweatshops of the investment banking industry.

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09/18/2014 - 4:33pm

    Another one of those old sayings frequently mentioned that I grew up in the South with is "A wise man sometimes changes his mind; a fool never does." I place President Obama in that first part by his postponing action on the immigration situation...

09/18/2014 - 4:27pm

    How does a war-weary president convince a war-weary nation to start another war? In a prime-time address to the nation on Wednesday evening, President Obama tried.

    First, he laid out the case against ISIS, a ruthless terrorist organization unlike...

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