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Opinion: New BeginningsThis New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here's hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.
Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible CongressCongress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said "a house divided against itself cannot stand." The same holds true for the Republican Party today.
Opinion: Over The CliffAt midnight, not only did the ball drop in Times Square, ushering in a New Year, but Congress dropped the ball on delivering the country meaningful deficit reduction.
Opinion: Enjoy The Last Day Of The Fiscal CliffIf Congress manages to pass a feeble, last minute, deal on taxes it will be a deal that is long overdue. All of this could have been avoided.
Opinion: Sore LosersMembers of the House of Representatives bolted town on Thursday after rejecting a plan advanced by House Speaker John Boehner.
Opinion: GOP Too ExtremeMore than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
Opinion: Gun ReformIn the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.
Opinion: Walmart Bribery And MexicoAccording to news reports, the allure of building a Wal-Mart near ancient pyramids in Mexico, and thus gaining access to global tourists nearby, was so strong that Wal-Mart circumvented democratic institutions and bribed the right people to get their way.
Opinion: GunsFollowing the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
Opinion: Michigan's Brain Dead GOPThe curse of brain dead Republicans is not limited to Washington, DC. It turns out that GOP leaders in state capitols have also been unable to digest the results of November's elections.
Opinion: Amazing 'Stupid Things'Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying "stupid things," but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.
Opinion: History On The Senate FloorLast week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.
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