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‘A Total Waste Of Time’: Trump Walks Out Of Wall Talks After Pelosi Again Refuses Funding

January 10, 2019 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The day after his nationally televised address on the need for a border wall, President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought candy to a meeting at the White House with Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress to hash out a solution to the partial government shutdown. But the meeting, held in the […]

Shutdown: Organized Political Theater

December 22, 2018 by


The president doubles down on his demand for border-wall funding. Planned chaos. Thomas Gallatin   ~     What a difference 24 hours can make. Early yesterday, it appeared that Democrats had won a surprising victory with the Senate’s passage of a stopgap spending bill that did not include any funding for President Donald Trump’s long-demanded […]

How Shutdown Under Trump Compares With Obama, Other Presidents

January 23, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The three-day partial government shutdown on President Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office had some marked differences from the last shutdown in 2013, aside from the duration. First of all, the shutdown that began Saturday wouldn’t be “weaponized” as in 2013, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney promised. Two […]

Get Used To It

October 18, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Oh, what a relief! Now we know that the government will be funded through January 15 and that we can wait until February 7 to fight the debt ceiling battle all over again. Three months to the next potential shutdown and four until the Democrats and Republicans go to the mattresses […]

A Criminal Enterprise Called The Democratic Party

October 17, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I’ve read about this in history books. It’s what happened to the Weimar Republic in Germany when its currency collapsed and anarchy followed. The result was Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. In the wake of the Great Depression, the wheels began to come off the Weimar Republic, a liberal democracy […]

Chicago Sun-Times’s Sweet: First Lady’s Garden A ‘Victim’ of Shutdown

October 17, 2013 by


By Ken Shepherd ~ Ever eager to dutifully further White House spin, veteran Obama apologist Lynn Sweet hacked out a blog post this afternoon lamenting that “Michelle Obama’s White House garden [is] a weed-filled wreck, victim of shutdown.” Sweet set out to convince readers that while the White House veggie garden was the first lady’s […]

What About Those Private Sector Furloughs?

October 16, 2013 by


Apparently, Congress and the White House could care less about the harm they are doing to America’s private sector workers through laws, regulations, and political gamesmanship. By Paul Driessen ~ In 2009, President Obama told Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA), “Elections have consequences, and I won.” As with his healthcare law, amid this year’s impasse, he […]