Are Americans becoming more libertarian on cultural issues? I see evidence that they are, in poll findings and election results on three unrelated issues -- marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage and gun rights.
In the best case, it seems, what the GSA is really saying is: “We aren’t liars per se, we’re just really incompetent.” That’s not surprising, since it’s the standard patter coming from D.C. when anyone wishes to avoid responsibility, solutions, budget cuts, or criminal charges.
Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party can attract black voters needs only look south to Louisiana.
If God is looking down on Earth, I bet he’s saying: “Thank you, Matt Birk. God bless you.”
Once considered a conservative governor due to signing SB 1070, which toughened up illegal immigration laws, Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has now destroyed that reputation.
I see this as very similar to the rise of the Five-Star Movement (M5S) in Italy, where the mainstream media gave M5S no chance, yet M5S ended up as the largest political party in Italy at election time.
Seems like he understands that Europe made a big mistake by having too many people in the wagon and too few people pulling the wagon.
Over 90 percent of the decline is directly attributable to the tax hikes that went into effect in 2013, including the Social Security payroll tax hike, the various Obamacare tax hikes and President Obama's desired tax hikes upon high income earners and investments that were part of the fiscal cliff tax deal at the beginning of the year, all of which applied at the federal government level.
Passing Obamacare without any Republican support invites partisans to focus more on repeal than support. When President Obama complains about Republican obstructionism and negative comments about his administration, I'm reminded of the words of Wes Purden, “Any politician who criticizes another politician for being negative is like a man going to a bordello and criticizing the woman for being scantily clad.”
Human beings need enemies -- sometimes for good, other times for ill. But having an easily definable enemy is often very helpful.
It is one thing to provide humanitarian aid to the suffering Syrian people (although that is hardly an easy task to accomplish, as praiseworthy as it may be), but it is a grave mistake for America to attempt to get involved in the military conflict. There is hardly a “lesser of two evils” to side with there.
Even Ebenezer Scrooge would think twice about taxing your Christmas tree. This is one gift that should be marked “return to sender.”
More often than not, when someone says, “I hate to say I told you so,” they love to say they told you so. Prepare to have a bucket of gloat dumped on your head.
Despite their desire (whether based on principle or politics) for an enforcement-first approach, Republicans appear willing to embrace Rubio’s framework. But they’d be advised to look before they leap.
A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for.
Apple CEO Tim Cook advanced this notion with the quote, “The app store and the IOS ecosystem give budding developers with great ideas the best chance for success.” Just like America.
Donald Trump truly is an American Icon worthy of celebration.He shouldn't have keep his mouth shut just because he does not pander and is a tireless self-promoter.