Do we really want the government to be talk radio's nanny?
The president-elect’s influence is altering both policy directions and the partisan tone in Congress.
An auto bailout, a second stimulus package, and foreclosure help are on hold as Washington awaits the new administration.
Readers write about the US government's role in the global tobacco industry, whether the Democrats will end partisanship in Washington, and Europe's reaction to the election of Barack Obama.
Party leaders are likely to find congressional freshmen more independent than usual.
The Big Three are in such bad shape that they may not even qualify for the loans Congress approved in September.