Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.
How embarrassing it must be to be a Republican today.
Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.
Millions were horrified when the tea party audience shouted "yeah" and cheered at the suggestion that a sick man with no health insurance should be allowed to die.
Recently there has been an increasing push to further inject a right-wing version of Christianity into the governance of the nation.
Cantor's most cruel political grandstanding came after the terrible tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo., killing and injuring hundreds this year. Cantor proclaimed that he would block all federal relief funding for the suffering people of Joplin until Democrats agreed to cut a similar amount from the budget.
The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.
State workers in Connecticut are in a pitched battle to save their jobs and the services they provide.
It's time for progressives to take a moment to join together in offering Gov. Walker thanks.
Sarah Palin and her friends on the Republican right seem to have never heard of either validity or reliability.