The silver lining in the cloud of high energy prices is the growing public support for domestic development of natural resources. Opinion polls, including data from California, show Americans are increasingly inclined to support drilling.
What is happening in Washington with the mortgage market is unimaginable. We are having the politicos, the nations bankers and some of the heads of the lending institutions figuring out the problem with the mortgage market and writing the prescription for recovery.
it's worth taking the time to look back at what the crème de la crème of the Democratic Party has had to say about the war and the surge over the last few years.
Now that Barack Obama's photo-op safari through the Middle East is over -- "Look, Obama-nation, I bagged the Western Wall!" -- I find there's still that detail about Jordan's King Abdullah II himself chauffeuring America's Sen. Obama (also himself) to the airport worth lingering over.
Three good men are dead thanks largely to San Francisco’s outrageous sanctuary-city policy
The far-left Moulitsas has caused much uproar with his antics.
When an advertisement misleads people into risky financial situations and causes them to lose their money, their homes and even their lives, why is this different than yelling "fire?"
"We must carefully review a policy that rejects otherwise suitable military candidates,” said Congresswoman Susan Davis, Chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee on Wednesday’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Hearing.
It’s often said that the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were a “wake-up call’ – that they forced both the political class and the public to seriously (if belatedly) address a peril that for years had been minimized and marginalized.
President George W. Bush has sought to end sex slavery within the United States and provide international leadership on the issue.
Since McCain has gone from being a Republican "maverick" who attacks Republicans and promotes liberal causes to the Republican nominee for president, he's also gone from being one of the Times' most frequent op-ed guest columnists to being an unpublishable illiterate.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) would rather spend the weekend debating a $17 million “Captive Primate Act” and embarrassing Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.) than working on energy policy to alleviate pain at the pump.
In an editorial for the conservative Weekly Standard, Fred Kagan (the primary intellectual author of the surge strategy) wrote: "It would be hard to design a better test for the job of commander in chief than the real-life test senators John McCain and Barack Obama have undergone.
Obama has a problem: What do you do when you're a lightly accomplished one-term senator, a former state legislator from Illinois, a Harvard law graduate who has no substantive record of accomplishments, and you are running against a war hero whom polls show that Americans overwhelmingly view as far more fit to be commander in chief?
Drum roll. Suspense. Who will it be? In this corner, we have Stormin' Mormon Mitt Romney. In the other, we have Brain-Buster Bobby Jindal.
After listening to Barack Obama’s economic plan, you can expect the number of addicted Americans to grow. He calls for substantial government subsidies for healthcare, college, foreclosure relief, pension plans and alternative energies.
In one of those front-page editorials disguised as "news" stories, the New York Times blames "the lucrative lending practices" of banks and other financial institutions for helping create the current financial crisis of millions of borrowers and of the financial system in general.
As they wait for their official coronations by their respective parties, John McCain and Barack Obama have been filling the time by making speeches to the annual summer conventions of various interest groups.
The current issue of the New Yorker discusses information about what angers Barack Obama. One story recounts Obama's explosive reaction to being "embarrassed" on the floor of the Illinois state legislature, and the other explores Obama's tepid reaction to the carnage of September 11, 2001.
Many of us have realized that most legislators on the Hill are advocating ideologically-based approaches to our energy problems. While Washington plays politics with American energy supplies, people are hurting – and the poor are hurting the most. The only hope the average poor person has is that gas prices won’t rise to $6.00/gallon. The poor cannot afford to hire advocates or lobbyists. Energy reform will be a major civil rights frontier of the next decade because the poor do not have a voice
For the first time since the "don't ask, don't tell" law was enacted in 1993 by President Clinton, the House Armed Services Committee has scheduled hearings to review it.