Celia Wexler

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Will Government Grind to a Halt December 8?

December 8 is the deadline for working out a budget deal. It is always tough for the two parties to agree on spending. Reaching agreement this year may be particularly challenging, even though Republicans control Congress and the White House.

Emilio Gutierrez

Forget about Pardoning A Turkey: Grant This Journalist Asylum

In 2008, Emilio Gutierrez fled Mexico because of serious death threats. Ten years later, he faces imminent deportation. You would think that President Donald Trump would understand the plight of Mexican journalists whose reporting on drug traffickers and government corruption have led them to flee for their lives. After all, he appears to understand that Read More


The Feds’ Secret Workforce

The federal workforce is at the same size as it was in the days of John F. Kennedy, while the use of federal contractors has surged. That trend may only get worse with expected federal budget cuts.