Pete Sepp: It's the time of year when a host of unrelated programs get slapped into the Farm Bill.
Debate Club: Are Obama's scandals a big deal or much ado about nothing?
Robert Schlesinger: Republicans are preparing to take the debt ceiling hostage again.
Mary Kate Cary: President Obama's burgeoning problems affect more than this week’s three scandals.
Wit and wisdom from all sides of the political spectrum.
"Remember, a fish always rots from the head down," a colleague of mine would cackle loudly in his Baltimorean accent. He would do this every time he observed an organizational foul-up at the magazine where we worked decades ago. His voice began ringing in my head last week as we watched a trifecta of scandals wash over the West Wing.more »
Have we become so obsessive-compulsively, potato chip scarfing-like addicted to scandal that we are really having some sort of national discussion about umbrellas?more »
President Obama survived a terrible week in Washington unscathed in the eyes of the American people. Out there in the rest of the world, his poll numbers are still high.more »
The federal government and the media spent the last week digging through the myriad of scandals that besiege President Obama and his White House. And it is undeniably important to delve deeply into the issues of Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department seizing the Associated Press' phone records. The GOP has been strong in outlining the pattern of government overreach, incompetence and cover-up.more »
I hate to interrupt fulminations about President Obama's three incredible shrinking scandals with something as prosaic as concern about the GOP's threatening to sabotage the economy, but a couple of bits of real news emerged yesterday regarding the debt ceiling (yes that, again).more »
Last week, the title for my blog post was the Absentee President. This week the title should be the Clueless President; or is he? President Obama, who is praised for his intellectual and political capabilities, all of a sudden wants the American people to believe that he was unaware of the major scandals that are eating away at his political capital and perhaps his second term.more »