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  • Republicans Should Press Reform Agenda

    The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today, it's agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil — GOP resistance having now...
  • Who says the Republicans are doomed?

    Who says the Republicans are doomed?
    Since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama on Nov. 6, the conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party is in trouble. The less conventional truth is that it is the Democrats whose chances may be more bleak. Yes, Republicans are currently...
  • McManus: Obama's IRS choice

    Message to the president: Resistance is futile. There are plenty of juicy targets for investigators in the IRS scrutiny of conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, but the most dangerous for President Obama is this: Did bureaucrats...
  • Toomey debt ceiling amendment fails, is compared to 'The Hunger Games'

    Toomey debt ceiling amendment fails, is compared to 'The Hunger Games'
    Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s solution for dealing with the nation’s recurring debt ceiling debate is to prioritize what the federal government would pay first if Congress ever can’t agree to extend the limit. The U.S. Senate...
  • Arrogance, Intolerance Filters Down From Dear Leader

    "Horrible customer service." That's what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency's only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment. In such grim proceedings one should be grateful for unintended humor....
  • IRS bureaucrats saw Obama in rearview mirror

    IRS bureaucrats saw Obama in rearview mirror
    Of course the president deserves some of the blame. Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • Celebrating Obama's Reversals

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision. Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make...
  • Casey, Schwartz named to payroll conference committee

     
    Ending weeks of partisan gridlock -- the norm these days for Capitol Hill -- House Republicans agreed Thursday to a two-month extension of a tax cut for working Americans with the stipulation that Senate Democrats agree to appoint conferees to......
  • Obama keeps his distance as deficit committee effort set to fail

    President Obama appears determined to publicly keep his distance from the congressional super-committee and its failure to put forward a deficit-reduction plan, despite Republican efforts to shift blame to his end of Pennsylvania Avenue. In his first...
  • Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says

    Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says
    Ask Marcia! Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com. Please include your...