| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Lois Frankel, who becomes South Florida’s newest member of Congress next week, said Thursday it’s difficult to see how the so-called fiscal cliff of higher taxes and dramatic federal spending reductions on Jan. 1 will be resolved.
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:49 AM
The Florida chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt raised the warning flag again Thursday about the need for Congress and the president to come together for a “balanced” solution to the nation’s long-term debt problem.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:31 PM
It’s all about the three strains in the American character. America was founded on the principle of rugged individualism, the pioneer spirit of self-reliance and “each according to his abilities.” That’s another way of saying...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:32 AM
As I’ve said many times before, don’t blame our hard-working representatives for Washington gridlock. Blame the morons who elect them. In other words, look in the mirror.
The latest conventional wisdom on why the nation is about to...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:25 PM
We know that Congress is a bunch of weasels. That’s not a value judgment, just a statement of fact. The curse and the genius of our system is that each member of that body happens to be a kept weasel. We can’t vote out somebody else’s...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:55 PM
I detest the term, “fiscal cliff.” I am repelled by the analogy, if that’s what it is. I swore to myself that I would not stoop to the level of using the “cliff” visual in a cartoon.
But when it came time to making a...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating.
The automatic federal...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:31 AM
2013 begins on a divisive note today as talks between Republicans and the Obama administration led to a partial deal following a marathon session of neg—Oh, shit, wait, hold on. Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:21 PM
When push came to shove, Republicans and Democrats came together for a last-minute bi-partisan compromise on the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that would have plunged the nation back into recession. The...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Melissa Nelson, a dental assistant in Iowa, was recently fired. Why, you ask? Because her male boss found her “irresistible.” The boss, James Knight, claimed that Nelson and her good looks represented a threat to his marriage. That’s...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Teen-age letter-writer Emma Zyriek's take on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations could not have been more to the point ("On eve of fiscal cliff, Congress acts like squabbling children," Dec. 29).
It would be a great thing if this letter could be printed...