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President Obama and congressional Democrats have resorted to scaring seniors and soldiers in order to extract trillions in new borrowing and spending authority from timid Republicans. Some GOP members and even conservative pundits already are raising the white flag now that the debt talks appear beyond repair. It's time for them to show some backbone. Fortunately, there are others in the party willing to fight.
The Justice Department's effort to contain the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal is crumbling. Members of Congress are demanding full disclosure regarding the bizarre scheme to funnel guns to Mexican drug cartels, supposedly to help sniff out the higher-level bad guys. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. isn't helping congressional investigators understand the rationale behind this breathtakingly dumb idea.
"The Merchant of Venice" is back and plays for relevance just in time for 2012. The Shakespeare drama is being staged in the nation's capital, set in a troubled America struggling with cultural extravagance in New York City before the Great Depression. Al Pacino stars in a movie version, inviting reflection on the ambiguities of prejudice and greed, as familiar in 21st-century Washington as in 16th-century Venice. There's enough corruption depicted in the play to indict an entire wasteful society. The famous "pound of flesh" is but a metaphor for all kinds of excesses of thinking and action. Anti-Semitism is only a part of it.
First ladies, past and present, and others who called the White House home remembered Betty Ford at a funeral service Tuesday, not just for her decades-long work against substance abuse but for her contributions to a political era when friendship among lawmakers helped them govern.
At once blunt and bubbly, poised but prone to gaffes, Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta showed on his first overseas trip as Pentagon chief that he has framed his agenda but not yet mastered the art of expressing it publicly in detail.
The new chief of the International Monetary Fund has appointed a senior White House official to be her top deputy.
President Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order creating an interagency working group to coordinate energy development in Alaska.
It has taken three decades, but Americans are finally living through Jimmy Carter's second term.
Despite President Obama's pledge to cut red tape for job-creating industries, regulations and other delays are holding up billions of dollars in investments and thousands of jobs for oil and gas producers, the head of the American Petroleum Institute tells The Washington Times.