Romney seeks to undercut Obama’s foreign policy advantage

When North Korea launched a rocket earlier this month in a failed attempt to supposedly put a satellite into orbit, U.S. President Barack Obama was quick to condemn the latest provocation and then canceled a deal to resume nutritional assistance. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, offered a blistering statement of his own. But his […]

Continue reading »

Scandal vs. Scandal: Obama Might Be Glad the Secret Service Is Overshadowing the GSA

For the past week or so, the news media have hyped two government scandals with very different implications. The first is the revelation that some workers at the General Services Administration (GSA) have found a way to turn their incredibly boring-seeming jobs into a taxpayer-funded good life. The second is the sordid tale of sex and debauchery among Secret Service […]

Continue reading »

Workforce Strains Social Security, Medicare

An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government’s two largest benefit programs. Those problems are getting new attention Monday as the trustees who oversee the massive programs release their annual financial reports. Medicare is in worse shape than Social Security because of rising health […]

Continue reading »
1 644 645 646 647 648 661