The spending deal negotiated and promoted by Republican Paul Ryan gives up the sequester cuts, the only real leverage the Republicans had to reduce government spending.
The bipartisan budget deal being pushed by House Speaker John Boehner is more of the same: more spending and higher taxes.
The pension reform bill passed last week in Springfield, Illinois, is just another stall, delaying once again any real attempt at solving the state's pension plan shortfall.
The bailout of General Motors served many purposes, but it most decidedly was no victory for American citizens or taxpayers, despite claims by the president and those in his administration.
Since 2007, private-sector employment has declined in almost all states, leaving government with an ever-larger share of the labor force, according to a new study.
The Walmart "reality" overrode the Washington, D.C. city council's distaste for the retail giant as 23,000 people applied for 800 jobs at its two new stores.
Buried in its "Fiscal Monitor Report" the International Monetary Fund pled its case for a "wealth tax" to be applied to everyone on the planet who owns anything.
There is no bad news here to report: It's all good. Energy production in Texas makes it one of the world's top 10 oil and gas producers.
An 11-year-old who was banned from selling mistletoe in a public park in downtown Portland, Oregon now has more orders for packages of the popular holiday plant than she can handle.
Many of the lessons being learned the hard way in Detroit's bankruptcy will, unfortunately, have to be learned over and over again.