By Mark Tapscott | 03/10/14 09:27 AM
As the Washington Examiner's editorial page predicted Feb. 20, the United Auto Workers have asked the National Labor Relations Board for a Chattanooga do-over. The do-over demand became inevitable when the Detroit-based union lost its bid to organize workers in Volkswagen's Tennessee plant on...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/07/14 09:09 AM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi probably wishes Twitter didn't make it so easy for other people to remind her of what's in her archive. Earlier this week, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Illinois, proposed creation of a special inspector general to oversee Obamacare. The Roskam proposal — the...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/06/14 09:04 AM
It's baaack! Big Labor's "ambush election" rule proposal from the Democratic majority that controls the National Labor Relations Board.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/05/14 09:00 AM
How does one know when the world has been turned completely upside down? How about when USA Today reports a major world leader (not the president of the United States) saying this: "'We need to make sure the market plays a decisive role,' said X in a nationally televised speech to ---...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/04/14 09:02 AM
Bad news just keeps coming for opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline would bring millions of gallons of Canadian tar sands oil south to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. A crowd of an estimated 1,000 or so students and professional global warming protesters marched to...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/03/14 09:29 AM
A swelling chorus of worried voices on the Right is warning of the dangerous decisions being taken by President Obama in slashing American military might. The most recent cuts announced by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will reduce the country's defenses to their weakest point since the fall...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/28/14 09:20 AM
Politics is an arena in which there are many gray areas, but, because it can simultaneously benefit the good guys and the bad guys, "dark money" may be the grayest of all. Dark money is anonymous contributions used to fund partisan campaigns, either directly in appeals to vote for or against a...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/27/14 09:13 AM
Odds are solid that former IRS senior executive Lois Lerner will never appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to spill the beans on the IRS scandal. Webb Hubbell would be impressed. Webb Hubbell? Those old enough to remember Bill Clinton was in the Oval Office...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/26/14 08:52 AM
Remember last fall when Sen. Ted Cruz single-handedly forced the biggest, most powerful government in human history to grind to a halt? That's the conventional wisdom of Washington Republicans, who also claim the GOP suffered a public relations catastrophe because Cruz demanded that their...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/25/14 09:26 AM
Washington Examiner columnist Michael Barone got a lot of coverage in 2009 when he coined the term "Gangster Government" to describe President Obama's Chicago-style approach to governing in the Oval Office. The phrase isn't heard quite so often these days, but that's not because of a paucity...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/24/14 09:07 AM
Quick, what do the Ukraine and Venezuela have in common besides being the scenes of thousands of demonstrators clashing with police in bloody confrontations? Both countries are also deserts of economic freedom and official corruption.
By Mark Tapscott | 02/21/14 09:08 AM
Jared Meyer of the Manhattan Institute asks an interesting question today: "America is performing well in the Sochi Olympics, but how would the medal count differ if countries competed on taxes rather than winter sports?" The answer is, in a word, terrible.
By Mark Tapscott | 02/20/14 12:04 PM
It never came easy for Greg Kane. A sort of tough love was what he knew from his childhood and it defined how he saw the world and responded to it. It came from his mom.
By Mark Tapscott | 02/20/14 09:06 AM
Lots of bad things happen when a constitutionally-limited national government is transformed into a Nanny State Leviathan. But one of the worst is when federal bureaucrats — apparently convinced that the rest of us are too stupid to figure it out for ourselves — decide to conduct a...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/19/14 04:18 PM
Gregory Kane, journalist, father, husband, speaker of hard truths, passed away late Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital after a long struggle with cancer. He was 62.
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