debt ceiling

Reader Input: DC discord all about elections

I appreciate the letter (“Care Act is not so affordable,” Reader Input, Oct. 15). I wonder if she voted for (Barack) Obama. I doubt it, as she is not interested in goin ...

Reader Input: GOP tantrums impede US government

Two weeks ago, before (Sen.) Ted Cruz had his “look at me” moment, the leaders of the GOP discouraged his interference with the budget deadline and then distanced thems ...

President wiser than you think

Naysayers from both sides of the spectrum are seeing the debt ceiling settlement as a victory for the Republicans and tea party. Quite contraire. President (Barack) Obama now has ...

Republicans kicked can down the road

One of the tenets of the Republican Party is smaller government. Tuesday we lost an opportunity with the passage of the bill in the House raising the debt ceiling. The story not b ...

GOP uses debt to gain power

First of all, the Republicans and tea party threatened to shut down the U.S. Government and just talking about default will be bad for long-term prospects of the economy. How many ...