In Washington's current dysfunctional atmosphere, attempts at real tax reform are likely to get lost in the cacophony, Gleckman writes. But for many in Washington, replacing serious debate with loud short-term squabbles over phony fiscal crises is exactly the idea.
Urgent issues await presidential action this fall. How Mr. Obama handles them will say a lot about his presidency.
Obituaries for the GOP are premature. But Republicans must reconnect with their base, move away from far-right fringe elements, and reach out to moderates and independents to re-establish themselves as a broad-based national party. The good news: The numbers are on their side.
It's not pretty. To offset the cost of tax reform, Congress may have to eliminate trillions of dollars in tax preferences for individuals and businesses. Gleckman walks readers through who's saying what on the topic right now.
At a fundraiser in swing-state New Hampshire, Mitt Romney urges Republicans to rally behind 'electable' candidates for 2016 and not to risk a government shutdown to stop Obamacare.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the favorability rating of the US Supreme Court has fallen below 50 percent. Lack of public confidence undermines the legitimacy of the court's rulings. Chief Justice Roberts has yet to project an image of a court that stands above politics.
Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday that he opposes a government shutdown to stop the implementation of Obamacare. But Sen. Ted Cruz and others in the GOP might be using a different calculus.