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  • Don't expect Congress to be productive

    The current House and incoming Senate Republican majorities have indicated no interest in governing, and we will see very little productive legislation in the next two years. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner know how to compromise — they are highly...
  • Political Shifts Threaten Sane Energy Policy

    Political Shifts Threaten Sane Energy Policy
    With Republican Mitch McConnell the almost certain Senate majority leader, local representation from coal-rich Kentucky will send the nation back to the dark ages of energy policy. The forward progress made by the Environmental Protection Agency on...
  • Lame-duck Congress faces a full agenda, and many obstacles

    Lame-duck Congress faces a full agenda, and many obstacles
    Congress returns this week to a changed atmosphere after the Republican midterm election sweep — but before any new agenda is launched, old business must be finished. Lawmakers have just four weeks to approve must-pass bills to fund the...
  • Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda

    Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda
    In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." In...
  • Climate breakthrough

    Climate breakthrough
    The deal made by Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama to limit greenhouse gases from those two nations represents the most significant action in the fight against climate change in years. Suddenly, it appears international progress is...
  • Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal

    Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal
    Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday wasted no time in criticizing what they called President Barack Obama's "one-sided" climate deal with China, using the announcement to declare war on the administration's plan to use executive actions to...
  • Bipartisanship is one thing the 2014 election won't produce

    Bipartisanship is one thing the 2014 election won't produce
    Before the votes were cast, Tuesday's midterm elections were looking like a "Seinfeld" election. Like the quirky TV comedy show, the midterms didn't seem to be about anything in particular. Then the votes were counted and the "Seinfeld" midterms...
  • U.S. senator parodies Van Damme viral split for campaign ad

    U.S. senator parodies Van Damme viral split for campaign ad
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) honed in on his inner Jean-Claude Van Damme in the longtime senator's latest campaign ad.  The ad shows the 29-year-senator parodying Van Damme's viral Volvo ad that showed the actor executing an epic split between two...
  • Democrats, don't fall for fantasies

    Democrats, don't fall for fantasies
    When high-mindedness collides with reality, reality usually wins. Remember this when you hear talk of making the next two years a miracle of bipartisan comity. Begin by being skeptical of the lists of what President Barack Obama and the now Republican-...
  • What Obama should have said

    What Obama should have said
    Here is what President Barack Obama should have said when he addressed the American people after his party's massive losses in Tuesday's election: "The American people have spoken. I made this election a referendum on my policies, and now both houses of...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...