The Tea Party has had an up-and-down political ride since the movement helped Republicans take control of the House in 2010, but those elected in the midterm elections still appear to wield considerable power in the fiscal negotiations.
Massachusetts Democratic leaders appear to be rallying support behind Rep. Edward Markey to avoid a nasty primary and potential upset in a likely special-election race for the open seat of Sen. John Kerry.
On Facebook, I'm connected to a lot of people who are not my friends, and it's made me increasingly uncomfortable. So as the new year approached, I reviewed my Facebook life -- and took a four-week break from the world's biggest online social network.
Economic growth in the long run cannot be sustained by a declining labor force participation rate and more government jobs. The current recovery is a fraud, a deceit. There remain about four million fewer private sector jobs in the economy than there were in 2008.