Billionaire Feels “Sorry” for Unpaid Federal Workers

January 30, 2019

In the US, even unpaid time is money for those who have an unlimited supply.  The way public figures talk about the problems of ordinary people has the merit of revealing the inner workings and culture of the dominant ideological system. We have seen an example of it in Emmanuel Macron’s...

Donald Trump Has Broken This Record

January 18, 2019

Donald Trump is as obsessed with breaking records as he is with breaking agreements. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. US President Donald Trump has set in motion a national counting game exploited by the media on a daily basis. It stems from the drama of his frustration with the political...

Government Shutdown Is a Symptom of a Broken System

January 31, 2018

Deep divisions and nonstop elections have destroyed any sense of common purpose or long-term thinking in the US. Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump celebrated his first year in office with a shutdown. The federal government closed for business at 12.01 am on January 20 and reopened on...

Should We Eliminate the Extraordinary Measures?

October 16, 2013

Congress has been paying its bills since May 19 by using extraordinary measures. You’ve probably heard that Treasury will hit the debt limit on October 17, and soon thereafter it won’t be able to pay all of America’s bills. That second part is true: Congress needs to act soon...