The National Debt officially topped $22 trillion, marking a $2 trillion increase since President Trump took office.
This President lies on a daily basis. It’s time to start calling him what he is.
When a President lies with the ease and regularity of Donald Trump, it’s the responsibility of all of us to call it what it is and not hide behind weasel words like “misleading.”
We’re set to return to the era of trillion dollar budget deficits, and Republicans won’t do a thing about it.
With Republicans fully in control in Washington, their concerns about the budget deficit seem to have disappeared.
Democrats in the Senate appear ready to de-link DACA from the budget. That would remove the threat of a government shutdown, but it could anger their base.
It’s been seven years since Congress eliminated earmarking, and what we’ve seen has provided good evidence for the argument that it should never have been eliminated.
I’m in the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Duke’s Peter Feaver.
A new report finds that the problems at the Secret Service are far deeper than previously known.
As expected, the Senate easily passed the two-year budget deal early this morning.
My latest for War on The Rocks, “The Inter-Service Wars Are Looking Like Calvinball,” has posted.
A surprising change at the top of the military’s civilian chain of command.
Always as many military personnel identify as Independents as with the GOP.
Apparently, the EPA needs to start environmental cleanup a little closer to home.
We federal civil servants are apparently in for a backdoor pay raise.
Did sending some of its workforce home without pay impact the work environment at the Defense Department? Duh.
The Pentagon wants to continue receiving special war funding well into peacetime.
Poking the eye of the institution that passes your budget is a bold choice.
An excellent argument for immigration reform can be found in the case of one Californian named Sergio Garcia.
Chief Justice Roberts is sounding the alarm over deep cuts to the public defender program.
Gun control has faded as a political issue as the memory of Newtown has faded, and that was entirely predictable.
A budget deal has been reached, now it has to get through both Chambers of Congress.
A bizarre hit piece in National Journal gives the false impression that our military leaders are considering removing the president.
My latest for The National Interest, “The Military and the Shutdown: Assessing the Damage,” is out.
The GOP’s shutdown was about as pointless as a show about waiting for a table in a Chinese restaurant.
The House wasted a day yesterday, now it’s crunch time.
The deal emerging out of the talks between Senator Reid and Senator McConnell is about what you’d expect, but it’s probably the best we can expect right now.
Are these four men our last, best hope for a deal that will end the shutdown and avoid breaching the debt ceiling?
Talks between the two Senate leaders haven’t exactly gone so well.
The real world impact of what’s happening in Washington is becoming apparent.
Ted Cruz wants his fellow Republicans to follow him down the rabbit hole again.
90 percent of DoD civilians will go back to work soon. What message does that send?
The outlines of a possible new GOP proposal are emerging. Can it go anywhere?
Speaker Boehner told his caucus members that he will not allow a default over the debt ceiling but don’t look for a change in strategy.
A comment from one Congressman sums up the attitude of the small group of Congressman and Senators who have placed us in this situation.
The federal government won’t have money to pay its workers come Tuesday but it’ll spend like a drunken sailor on Monday.
Until this year, being gay could get you kicked out of the military. Now, it comes with perks.
The Defense Department may have found the money to furlough its civilian workers fewer than 11 days.