| Apr 15, 2013
— Well, at least we're starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
| Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON — "The worst-case scenario for us," a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, "is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens."
Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by...
| Dec 29, 2012
Her bags are packed. She's found an apartment on craigslist and the utilities just got hooked up. And Lois Frankel, a Floridian for four decades, has a new and toasty winter coat, hat and boots.
On Tuesday, 20 years after she first hoped to move to...
| Feb 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — For the first time since Election Day, President Barack Obama is on the defensive. That's because on March 1, automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") go into effect — $1.2 trillion over 10 years, half from domestic...
| Feb 20, 2013
During the epic deficits-and-debt donnybrook of mid-2011, two top aides to President Barack Obama proposed an ultimatum so onerous that Congress and the White House surely wouldn't let it happen.
In his book "The Price of Politics," Bob Woodward of...
| Feb 23, 2013
At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:15 AM
What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
It is nice to know that The Sun has received the White House talking points on the sequester and written an editorial based on them, as I expect nothing less from you ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Blame can be attached to both sides.
The Democrats and...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The biggest security threat to our country is a failed economy, and today that is a genuine threat.
How so? Because the simple fact is that for every dollar the federal government now spends, it is either borrowing or printing 43 cents. Obviously no...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland would lose $14.4 million in federal education funding, roughly 46,000 Department of Defense employees would be furloughed and 2,050 fewer children would receive vaccines if looming across-the-board spending cuts are allowed to...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...