The Debt Ceiling “Capitulation” Was Nothing of the Kind. It Was a Recognition of Reality.

A lot of fiscal hawks are upset that the House passed a clean debt ceiling bill, instead of taking up a bill that attached spending reductions to action on the debt ceiling. However upset these folks may be, however, the fact of the matter is that with only one half of one branch of government …

Barack Obama and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Year

Generally, it is not awesome when presidents are compared to Richard Nixon: President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a┬ánew Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday. Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By …

In Which I Write the Blog Post that Gets Me Called a RINO/CINO/LINO/Whatever-the-HeckINO*

With the shutdown of the federal government, we the citizenry were treated to ironclad promises and Namathian guarantees from congressional Republicans that at last, at long last, we had finally found a way to undo Obamacare. All that was required was for us to "hang tough," and mysteriously, magically, miraculously, the president of the United …