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  • Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war
    There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example. The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
  • Government shutdown: A way out for the GOP

    Government shutdown: A way out for the GOP
    Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no government shutdown, and no implementation of Obamacare. As of Tuesday, the GOP had failed on...
  • The Bible's case for immigration reform

    The Bible's case for immigration reform
    Some say it will take a miracle for Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform. That miracle may be in the making, helped along by Christians who want to put their faith into action. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Immigration: An Aug. 8 Op-Ed...
  • The NSA surveillance driftnet can continue -- for now

    The NSA surveillance driftnet can continue -- for now
    An unusually bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives turned back a proposal Wednesday to stop the federal government from systematically gathering telecommunications metadata -- that is, a record for each phone line of the numbers dialed,...
  • Atheists in foxholes are entitled to their own chaplains

    Atheists in foxholes are entitled to their own chaplains
    Years ago, desperate for a subject for a short “light and bright” editorial, I came across a news story about a telephone company that offered a “Dial-an-Atheist” service. The seeming absurdity of the idea appealed to me, and a...
  • 'The Daily Show' slams Congress for inaction on immigration reform

    'The Daily Show' slams Congress for inaction on immigration reform
    With public disapproval of the House of Representatives hovering somewhere around 77%, John Oliver joked on Wednesday's “Daily Show” that "Congress" is about to become “the English language’s most offensive C-word.” And the...
  • Ned Vaughn resigns from SAG-AFTRA to run as Republican for Assembly

    Ned Vaughn resigns from SAG-AFTRA to run as Republican for Assembly
    In a surprising plot twist in Hollywood's largest labor union, Ned Vaughn, a key figure in the campaign to merge Hollywood's actors unions, is resigning as executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA to run as a Republican candidate for the California Assembly....
  • House budget offer crumbling, faces conservative opposition

    House budget offer crumbling, faces conservative opposition
    WASHINGTON – An attempt by House Republicans to put forward a new budget proposal was crumbling as soon as it emerged Tuesday, panned by party conservatives and attacked by the White House and congressional Democrats. House Speaker John A. Boehner...
  • Senate leaders put budget talks on hold as Boehner struggles in House

    Senate leaders put budget talks on hold as Boehner struggles in House
    WASHINGTON – Senate leaders abruptly put talks over a bipartisan budget plan on hold Tuesday to give embattled Speaker John A. Boehner an opportunity to put together a proposal that could pass the Republican-led House. Top Republicans portrayed...
  • U.S. needs action, not words, from Iran

    U.S. needs action, not words, from Iran
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations this week is being analyzed in excruciating detail for signs that the long-stalled negotiations over Iran's nuclear program can finally gain traction. What exactly did Rouhani mean when he...
  • Tea party wants to take America back -- to the 18th century

    Tea party wants to take America back -- to the 18th century
    When matters become extremely dire and disheartening, as they have been in the blatantly dysfunctional Congress, historians are usually the designated dispensers of perspective. As bad as things are, we like to say, they have been worse and the nation...