Last week the Minnesota Supreme Court sidestepped an important question, one that will, we fear, pop up again and again.
The question concerns how the state should handle a government shutdown such as we experienced last July.
WASHINGTON - To the victors go the spoils. Still, in the Democratic presidential contest four years ago, the losers did pretty well.
Joe Biden is vice president and Hillary Clinton is secretary of state.
Politicians constantly search for the magical convergence of good policy and good politics. President Obama thinks that he has found it: his plan to extend the cut in the employee share of Social Security payroll taxes, from 6.2 percent of pay to 4.