Brian Darling

Posted November 12, 2012

Make no mistake about it. This new talk about “Filibuster Reform” coming from Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is nothing more than a power grab by liberals in the Senate.

Posted November 05, 2012

Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House.

Posted October 23, 2012

Anticipating victory in November’s elections, both parties are working up their legislative plans for 2013. Republicans, looking forward to regaining a Senate majority along with the White House, will have repeal of ObamaCare high on their list.

Posted October 13, 2012

President Obama’s economic ideas hold that government spending on construction, alternative energy sources welfare will inspire long term growth. But this theory has a big problem: Government is a terrible allocator of resources.

Posted September 17, 2012

Happy birthday, Constitution! Today marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of this unique and prescient document. Every American should take a moment to reflect on what a treasure we have in America.

Posted August 27, 2012

What about a constitutional convention convened for the sole purpose of adding a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution?

Posted August 20, 2012

In making law, process matters. A lot. When lawmakers eschew regular order to craft legislation, it usually means there’s dirty work afoot.

Posted August 13, 2012

Why do people run for office? Too many, it seems, do it for the sheer joy of throwing their weight—and other people’s money—around. Thus we have, at the local level, the sorry spectacle of tin pot politicians—apparently offended at the idea of traditional marriage—threatening to ban Chick-fil-A restaurant openings.

Posted July 30, 2012

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Posted July 23, 2012

Defenders of Americans’ constitutional right to “keep and bear” arms have been rightly alarmed by treaty negotiations underway in Turtle Bay. Thankfully, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is finally getting the congressional attention it deserves.

Posted July 16, 2012

The left continues to pile on Mitt Romney for allegedly outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital. Yet the mainstream media seem curiously uninterested in reporting on “outsourcing” by the Obama Administration, which has (1) outsourced stimulus monies to create jobs in foreign nations, (2) outsourced U.S. foreign policy to U.N. and (3) outsourced our kids and grandkids financial future to pay for his unprecedented spending binge.

Posted July 09, 2012

Congratulations to the Supreme Court’s supreme effort to protect their reputation at the expense of the Constitution and the idea of a limited federal government. The problem with the ObamaCare decision is that the individual mandate is not a constitutional exercise of the federal government’s taxing power.

Posted June 25, 2012

Coming this summer: a national debate on the “Thurmond Rule.”

Posted June 18, 2012

The left wants us to believe that paying for teachers, firefighters and police is a federal responsibility. Not so. Such services have traditionally been the responsibility of state and local governments.

Posted June 11, 2012

A massive corporate welfare bill – the Farm Bill—is moving through Congress, and it’s garnering broad support.

Posted June 04, 2012

There’s a plan afoot to hike your taxes after the November election. Who woulda thunk it?

Posted May 28, 2012

Any way you slice it, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) threatens American sovereignty. So why would the Senate even consider ratifying it?

Posted May 21, 2012

Are gun voters being taken for granted? Republicans control the House and self-styled pro-gun Democrats abound in the Senate. So why has neither chamber addressed any of the major gun rights issues awaiting resolution?

Posted May 14, 2012

Ever wonder why the Senate has voted not even once on a Second Amendment issue this year, yet cast a never ending series of votes on the Obama Agenda? The answer is Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Posted May 07, 2012

Conservatives in Congress are fighting to undo mandatory cuts to defense spending, slated to bite in January. Called “the Sequester,” these automatic cuts would gut important Pentagon programs, undermining our national security. Even worse, these automatic cuts do not distinguish between wasteful and efficient spending due to their mechanistic nature.