Here is my Politico column today on the absurd and cynical air-traffic controller furlough:
The Obama administration is extremely creative in finding the flexibility it needs to implement Obamacare or to ignore the nation’s immigration laws. It resorts to slush funds and executive orders and whatever means necessary. When it comes to avoiding the enormous economic costs of increased delays at airports, to saving so many people from the lost hours of sitting in a terminal or on a tarmac, well then, the administration is the very picture of passivity. It is helpless before the strict letter of the law.