Most of us grew up knowing that time zones weren’t a “thing” until the railroads were built and it became somewhat important to know what time – relative to the other stupid town’s time – a train might show up. And we all at some point learned that the country went to daylight savings time during World War II as a means to save electricity. After the war, people decided they liked daylight savings time, especially during the summer, and here we are.
Republican strategist Frank Luntz said that after winning the Senate majority, Republicans should work with Democrats and President Obama to find "common-sense solutions" to a number of issues. Luntz was behind the plan to create gridlock in Washington to hurt Democrats and Obama.
Wednesday night's episode was the first chance that Jon Stewart got to fully discuss the State of the Union address. Stewart turned it up to eleven with his righteous indignation and it was glorious.
There are myriad examples of the neo-conservatives' opposition to compromise and bipartisanship in the House, and to a lesser degree in the Senate, and it is why governance is impossible. The
Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President's Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent
Arrogant leaders in the House and Senate have issued statements that gave the appearance Republicans had won the election handily and put them in control of the government.
Dick Lugar lost to his Tea Party opponent in Indiana's GOP primary. Is this a victory for Tea Party extremism or is it an opportunity for Hoosier Democrats?
The prescient question is; will the 112th Congress accomplish anything without compromise? It is difficult to foretell the future, but it doesn’t look promising for the American people who desperately want their leaders to work together to create jobs and keep the economy going in the right direction. Obama has shown a willingness to compromise when Republicans have not.
President Obama's tax compromise passed Thursday with a 277 to 14 (139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voting aye). The Senate passed the legislation Wednesday.