The Rubicon

Column: Lack of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans leads to government shutdown

Column: Lack of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans leads to government shutdown

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 30, 2013

If the United States House of Representatives and the Senate do not reach an agreement on how to properly fund government programs for the following year by Monday, Sept. 30, the federal government will shut down indefinitely. For those in high-end government jobs, this will have a minimal impact, but...

Column: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s steps in supporting peace may lead to greater recognition

Column: Russian President Vladimir Putin's steps in supporting peace may lead to greater recognition

Nick Cohen, Columnist

September 17, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin could be America’s newest best friend. He recently proposed an alternative to military intervention in Syria, and one that the Syrian government is willing to uphold. Instead of having the United States carry out semi-meaningless military strikes throughout the country,...