“Government Shutdown Looming” because of “Stalemate Over Funding,” ABC News reports. And the Los Angeles Times warns, “If government shuts, many — but not all — services cease.”

Walter WilliamsIt is truly disgusting for me to hear politicians, national and international talking heads and pseudo-academics praising the Middle East stirrings as democracy movements. We also hear democracy as the description of our own political system. Like the founders of our nation, I find democracy and majority rule a contemptible form of government.

Thomas SowellModeration — at least verbal moderation — is suddenly in vogue.

Thomas SowellNothing more clearly illustrates the utter irresponsibility of Barack Obama than his advocacy of "high-speed rail." The man is not stupid. He knows how to use words that will sound wonderful to people who do not bother to stop and think.

Jack KennyI don't know who coined the phrase "race to the bottom" to describe how the U.S economy is beginning to resemble that of some third world nations. But when it comes to ranking Presidents of the United States, George W. Bush appears to be winning a "race to the bottom."