The upcoming battle over the debt ceiling, rather than the budget battle, presents the bigger danger to the U.S. economy.
Complaints of cronyism have arisen over some of President Obama's recent picks for ambassadorships. But if the receiving countries love their new ambassador, what's the problem?
The New Jersey governor would have to defend his opposition against other potential candidates, such as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who support increasing the minimum wage.
We should use the debt ceiling as an alarm bell, warning us that our spending is seriously out of balance.