Articles of Interest
February 10, 2016, 6:49pm

The New York Times.

By law, dating back to 1921, the president of the United States must submit an annual budget request to Congress. On Tuesday, President Obama submitted his eighth and final budget. And like all presidential budgets, it … Read more »

January 30, 2016, 4:27pm

The New York Times – Editorial.

The battle to be the Republican choice for president has been nasty, brutish and anything but short. The hope among some Republicans is that the Iowa caucuses on Monday and the New Hampshire primary … Read more »

January 30, 2016, 4:25pm

The New York Times – Editorial.

For the past painful year, the Republican presidential contenders have been bombarding Americans with empty propaganda slogans and competing, bizarrely, to present themselves as the least experienced person for the most important elected job … Read more »

January 27, 2016, 4:36pm
Senator Barbara Mikulski, center, with other senators in 2014.

Senator Barbara Mikulski, center, with other senators in 2014.Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

A couple of enterprising Harvard University students have uncovered proof of what women in the United States Senate have long suspected and claimed: They really are better … Read more »

January 27, 2016, 2:55pm

By Jackie Calmes – New York Times.

WASHINGTON — A grand jury’s indictment on Monday of two abortion opponents who covertly recorded Planned Parenthood officials is the latest, most startling sign that a Republican campaign against the group has run … Read more »

January 27, 2016, 2:53pm

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Donald J. Trump and Fox News, the candidate who has reordered the Republican presidential race and the cable network of choice for many of the party’s voters, … Read more »

January 18, 2016, 4:17pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Health reform is the signature achievement of the Obama presidency. It was the biggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare was established in the 1960s. It more or less achieves … Read more »

January 15, 2016, 3:44pm

By Mike Lofgren – New York Times.

At the Republican debate last night in South Carolina, Republicans were happy to talk about, and denounce, the budget deficit and debt. Senator Marco Rubio said that we must “bring our debt under … Read more »

January 10, 2016, 6:08pm

The New York Times

Washington — IT’S now safe to pick up your phones and read your emails. That’s right, I won’t be calling to ask you to donate to my congressional campaign. As I announced on Tuesday, I’ll be … Read more »

January 05, 2016, 1:49pm

Oliver Munday 

In the hope of combating America’s intolerable levels of gun violence, with Congress refusing to pass hugely popular gun-safety measures, President Obama is issuing a modest, limited set of executive actions on guns.

Most of the actions are … Read more »