Articles by Alexander, Ryan
Service academy football received special treatment during the shutdown.
Shuttering the government doesn't get Congress any closer to passing a real budget.
What are lawmakers advocating a shutdown trying to accomplish?
Across-the-board reductions are a nonsensical way to reduce the defense budget.
Lawmakers need to address Syria, the debt ceiling and sequestration, all in a short time period.
Cruise missiles cost money, but that’s no excuse to end defense spending budget caps.
Congress needs to clean out legislative deadwood, make sure that information is available for review, and make decisions about how to move forward.
Earmarks won't pave the legislative way by helping smooth over the ideological divides that prohibit Congress from taking on big tasks.
Lawmakers are trying to undo modest reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill provided a public lesson in congressional dysfunction.