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The 1998 film Deep Impact provides us with the Hollywood ideal of how Americans would respond to a potentially transformative crisis. In the movie, the...
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Someone in the 19th century (Mark Twain attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli, but that's dubious) said that there are three forms of lying: lies, damned...

As explained by both Jonathan and our former COMMENTARY colleague Jennifer Rubin, Speaker John Boehner, for entirely understandable reasons--he held no cards--declared he would allow...

When House Speaker John Boehner told a shocked Republican caucus this morning that he would allow a vote on raising the debt ceiling with no...

Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet again on the debt ceiling. Speaking to reporters in Washington, McConnell made it clear that...

The good news is that the budget deficit of the federal government for fiscal 2013 fell by $309 billion, about 30 percent, to its lowest...

Senator Ted Cruz reacted to the collapse of the strategy that he had urged on the Republican Party with remarkable sangfroid today. While saying that...

In the 19th century, individual deadbeats could go to prison and countries that defaulted on their debt could be invaded. To choose only two examples...

Yesterday’s farcical failure of House Speaker John Boehner to get enough members of his own party to commit to supporting his compromise measure to reopen...

After more than two weeks, it appears that a deal is in place to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. The bargain...

There has been much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth over the prospect that the United States Government might actually default if Congress and...

With days to go before the artificial deadline set for the national debt ceiling to expire, there’s little doubt that Democrats believe the political pendulum...