General belt-tightening, followed by more belt-tightening with sequestration, is forcing the nation's multibillion-dollar nuclear weapons complex to realize that the free-spending days of the Cold War are over.
President Barack Obama and House Republicans are allowing the March 1 deadline for the budget sequester to creep nearer - as if assuming that the other guys will bear the brunt of the blame for the havoc the spending cuts will wreak.
Quiz question: Of the last seven presidents, which one issued, by a large margin, the most executive orders per year?
Answer: Jimmy Carter. Gerald Ford is second, Ronald Reagan is third, Bill Clinton is fourth, and George H.W. Bush is fifth. George W.
When Mike O'Rourke called me Friday afternoon to ask questions for a story he was preparing on the maelstrom known as the Scheeler/Green controversy, one can imagine my lack of eagerness to participate in any way.
As the nation's chief executive, Obama is ultimately accountable for the budget fiasco, even if he is right on the merits and politics.
Your federal government is almost certain to blow past the March 1 deadline for averting $1.