More Beltway Confidential Articles

  • Tax Day could be just another spring day

    Okay, it's April 15. Tax Day. Time to render unto Caesar. And render and render and render. For millions of productive Americans, that's the problem -- Caesar expects too much rendering. Curiously, only a slim majority of Americans currently think their taxes are too high, according to the...

  • Kansas City Jewish center shooter ran against Roy Blunt in 2010, got 7 votes

    Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., the man identified as the shooter who killed three people at a Kansas City, Mo., Jewish community center and a retirement home Sunday, ran against Sen. Roy Blunt in 2010 as an independent candidate, drawing exactly 7 votes out of the roughly 2 million cast. Miller,...

  • Anti-Keystone XL protest inspires massive crop art

    The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...

  • Edward Snowden calls Pulitzer Prize announcement a 'vindication for the public'

    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the agency's surveillance program, called Monday's Pulitzer Prize announcement “a vindication for the public.” Snowden, in his first blog post for the Freedom of the Press Foundation - of which he is a board member...

  • Report: Eric Cantor unwilling to fight against conservatives for export subsidies

    Conservative lawmakers are lining up against the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exporters at taxpayer risk. Mike Lee wrote an op-ed against it, Pat Toomey criticized it on the floor, 21 Republican members cast a symbolic vote against an Obama nominee to Ex-Im's board, Senate Majority...

  • NSA defender Peter King calls the Pulitzer Prize a 'disgrace'

    Rep. Peter King, a staunch defender of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, is not happy that the Guardian and the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday.

  • The Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitizer Prize for NSA, Edward Snowden reporting

    The Guardian and the Washington Post shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service on for their reporting on the National Security Agency surveillance program.

  • Jay Carney accuses Russia of using tactics from 'the Soviet past'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is using tactics from "the Soviet past," according to President Obama's spokesman, who also maintained that the Cold War is not an accurate analogy for current tensions in Ukraine. "It's not often that you suddenly have, in a variety of cities, all at the same...

  • Regulators are glad they're helping Big Business at the expense of Mom & Pops

    Regulating an industry tends to add to overhead costs, which disproportionately affects smaller operators, leading to industry consolidation. This is why Big Business often supports — or at least tolerates — regulation.

  • VIDEO: New campaign ad mocks John Boehner for 'electile dysfunction'

    "When the Moment is Right," a 60-second YouTube clip posted by the J.D. Winteregg campaign, emulates lines from classic erectile dysfunction ads, including: "If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention."



From the Weekly Standard

  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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  • Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist

    "This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions....

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  • Snatching Failure From Victory In Afghanistan

    Media reports suggest that President Obama is looking to declare victory and withdraw from Afghanistan, as he did from Iraq. The military commander in Afghanistan, General Joe Dunford, has said...

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