Inhofe-Toomey sequester alternative takes shape
“We certainly aren’t going to give the Obama administration a blank check to make cuts.”
How Republics Perish
If you believed America’s longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not.
Flint’s Water Poisoned by Federal, State and Local Government Failures
The town of Flint, Michigan is facing an emergency health crisis after repeated warnings about the contaminated state of its water supply were ignored.
Sloppy Language and Thinking
George Orwell said, “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too.
Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire’s primary, Ted Cruz talked more about “free-market principles” and a “commitment to the Constitution” and said “no one personality can right the wrongs done by Washington.” Politico ran the headline “Ted Cruz, born-again libertarian.”
Fear Not, My Secular Friends
It amuses me that certain people are convinced that Christians are angry scolds but totally miss the humorlessness and angst of certain Christophobic secularists.
Ted Cruz and the Body of Christ
There is a misplaced fear — shared, I’m sad to say, by many on the right — that Christian conservatives are zealots, theocrats and all-around bogeymen.
Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new all-time record.
Chicken Little Chuckie Schumer: America’s Disease-Fighting Phony
Latin America’s Zika virus is the latest undocumented immigrant to hit our shores, but have no fear.
Is a New Era Upon Us?
Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going.
The Simple Arithmetic That Could Jump-Start America’s Economic Growth
Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed moralizing about the mundane, called paying taxes a “glorious privilege.”