By Editorial Writer | 11/05/13 05:13 AM
From alternative resource projects to the Keystone XL pipeline, energy proposals from both political parties often fail for lack of bipartisan support. Consequently, a party usually needs to control both houses of Congress before such proposals can be enacted.
By Editorial Writer | 11/04/13 09:37 AM
President Obama's health care law was designed with a number of components that were inextricably linked. Ideally, it was supposed to function like a precision watch, with each individual part doing its job to make the whole work properly. But a month into its first open enrollment period, deep...
By Editorial Writer | 11/02/13 09:54 AM
Medicare isn't supposed to provide death benefits but it does. Here’s how it works: You die and then benefits continue to be paid to you. It is a pretty comprehensive program. Lots of doctors keep getting payments after they die as well. These are not, it should be noted, “official”...
By Editorial Writer | 11/01/13 11:17 AM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines recently when it was reported that Goldman Sachs – the quintessential illustration of the politically influential Wall Street bank — paid her an estimated $400,000 for two speeches. One of the speeches, according to National Review...
By Editorial Writer | 10/31/13 07:07 AM
Believe it or not, things other than the costly failure of the Obamacare website are being discussed and acted upon in Congress this week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, for example, is pushing forward in his effort on behalf of President Obama to pack the federal courts with more liberals.
By Editorial Writer | 10/30/13 10:18 AM
Presidents sometimes don’t tell the whole story out of concern for national security. Other times, they honestly don’t know the whole story. And being human, they can even occasionally just plain forget some of the story. But none of these three possibilities explains how President Obama...
By Editorial Writer | 10/29/13 07:35 AM
Here’s something to think about: It’s against federal law for any private employer to make a hiring or promotion decision on the basis of either race or gender. But it’s not against the law for the federal government to do so. In fact, the reality of the federal workplace is that political...
By Editorial Writer | 10/28/13 05:18 AM
Five years into the Great Recession of 2008, the economy continues to stumble along like the walking dead. Though the official jobless rate has fallen to 7.2 percent, the reduction came about because fewer people are actively looking for work.
By Editorial Writer | 10/27/13 09:39 AM
It should come as no surprise that politically connected banks received larger bailout loans from the federal government during the 2007 financial crisis than banks that spent less on lobbying and campaign contributions. That's the conclusion of a new analysis by Prof. Benjamin Blau of Utah...
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