By Mark Tapscott | 02/13/14 08:49 AM
A split is emerging in Big Green's ranks over whether to up the ante and go to civil disobedience in opposing the Keystone XL pipeline or to recognize a futile effort for what it is and move on to more effective venues for environmental activism. On the one hand, as the Washington Examiner's...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/12/14 09:03 AM
Imagine looking out your living room window late at night and seeing in your front yard a torch-carrying mob threatening you with violence. That's what happened to oil pipeline company executive Mark Maki recently, according to journalist Lachlan Markay. Maki is president and director of...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/11/14 09:03 AM
Does the public have the right to see the science used by federal agencies to justify regulatory decisions that cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars every year? That's the issue before a hearing today of a subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology that will...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/10/14 08:54 AM
Sen. Pat Roberts is the senior Republican senator from Kansas, but he actually lives in Virginia. He owns Kansas property but the tax bill for it goes to his Virginia home. Roberts has lived in Virginia since Ronald Reagan was in the Oval Office, a fact that is now at the root of his political...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/07/14 09:23 AM
Peter Wehner is a Commentary Magazine columnist, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a former senior aide to President Ronald Reagan and to both Bush chief executives. Earlier this week, Wehner assembled a parade of data-driven observations about the current and future...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/06/14 09:30 AM
It's an Obamacare-inspired program that cost "only" $2 billion and has mostly escaped media attention, but that may be changing now, thanks to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
By Mark Tapscott | 02/05/14 09:10 AM
Problems continue to mount for Texas Democratic gubernatorial leader and abortion-on-demand hero Wendy Davis. Today, it's the Washington Free Beacon reporting that Davis used campaign funds to pay for a luxury apartment and the accountrements thereof in Austin while serving as a state senator....
By Mark Tapscott | 02/04/14 09:24 AM
They said Wall Street banks were "too big to fail" in 2008. In 2014, it's the federal government that is "Too Big to Manage." That's the title of a series appearing this week on washingtonexaminer.com by the Watchdog investigative reporting team's Mark Flatten. It's about "official time" and...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/03/14 09:08 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fought the good fight on campaign finance reform and freedom of political speech under the First Amendment. Now he's taking up the good fight on the IRS and freedom of political speech under the First Amendment.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/31/14 09:17 AM
There are more new ethics problems for Texas Democratic gubernatorial favorite and national abortion-on-demand heroine Wendy Davis. A complaint was filed earlier this week with the Texas Ethics Commission by a citizen watchdog claiming Davis failed to disclose significant sources of income...
By Mark Tapscott | 01/30/14 09:08 AM
Here's a truly disturbing thought — What if members of Congress were able to spend as much of your money as they wanted? Here's the good news: It is possible to find an answer to that question for each of the 435 members of the House of Representatives and all 100 U.S. senators.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/29/14 09:00 AM
There was one supremely moving moment at the end when he paused to praise a wounded American hero, but last night's State of the Union address was otherwise vintage Obama. That is to say, full of self-serving rhetorical sleights-of-hand, half-truths presented as evidence of progress and...
By Mark Tapscott | 01/28/14 09:02 AM
Quick, what's the most famous quote uttered by a president in his State of the Union address? Don't worry if nothing comes to mind because nobody takes this annual orgy of empty political promises seriously.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/27/14 09:05 AM
There is a revealing juxtaposition in the news this morning regarding the federal government that may say something that many will likely find disturbing and some downright sinister.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/24/14 08:43 AM
Speaking during his annual State of the State address to the Wisconsin legislature, Walker proposed $800 million in tax cuts he said were made possible by the $912 million state surplus that has resulted from policies he put in place following his election in 2010.
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