Once newspapers were the answer to the riddle: “What is black and white and read all over?” They’re no longer just black and white, but they are red all over. Red ink spills off nearly every page onto balance sheets across America.
Very few people are left in Washington, D.C. who believe the "stimulus" bill is anything like a genuine stimulus bill.
Last November, when leftist union comrades around the world cheered the election of Barack Obama because he wasn’t The Man, I wondered how they could be so incredibly shallow that they forgot what he stood for in substance.
Actress Ashley Judd has finally earned her Hollywood stripes and provided award-winning comic relief. With Washington poised to shove a trillion-dollar "stimulus" pork pie down our throats, we need all the distractions we can get.
Perhaps the silver lining to the new Obama administration's frenetic flurry of executive orders, proposed legislation, "diplomatic" rhetoric and autocratic commands is that people are getting a bird's-eye view into the misguided perspectives of liberals.
I recall sitting at a Kigali restaurant with a Tutsi woman who described the death of her younger sister, a university student, during the Rwandan genocide. The girl had been given up for murder by one of her own teachers, who was a nun.
Everybody wants a fix for the crippled system for educating our kids, but we're all alchemists. We think we can discover that elusive perfect formula, the magic bullet, the miracle elixir, the silk purse fashioned from a sow's ear, but all we get are mixed metaphors.
Democrats had a big show of strength in their near party line vote for the “economic stimulus” package.
A bright new president announces he's going to have the most ethical administration in American history and, even before the new has worn off, has to accept the resignations of one after another of his top appointees when their ethical lapses come to harsh light.
Given the current economic crisis that President Obama warns will only get worse before it gets better, Inside the Beltway has inquired why Senate Democrats for a "retreat" Wednesday rented high-end conference space at the glitzy Newseum, just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, rather than huddling in any number of congressional meeting or hearing rooms.
With the new power paradigm, the role of a 'moderate' Republican in the U.S. Senate has turned on its head.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was set up to combat fraudulent practices. The SEC's website explains that "Ponzi schemes are a type of illegal pyramid scheme named for Charles Ponzi, who duped thousands of New England residents into investing in a postage stamp speculation scheme back in the 1920s."
Recently I got a question from a reader asking if it was a good idea to borrow money from her 401(k) plan to pay off high-interest credit card debt.
As much as activists and politicians love to repeat the mantra that “children are our future,” the hard truth is that they seek to use all three branches of government to aggressively corrupt, corrode, and curtail that future for the next generation.
Election Day 2008 produced a liberal governing majority that no one envisioned even as little as two years ago. The Democrats control both chambers of Congress as well as the Presidency.
Last week, every single Republican in the House of Representatives voted against the Obama administration's "stimulus" package-- which had stimulated an orgy of runaway spending by Congressional Democrats on everything from sports arenas to sexually transmitted diseases.
Americans should contact their congressmen before it's too late about their instinctive concerns over efforts to convert the world's greatest engine of free market prosperity into a socialistic leviathan under the euphemistic cover of possibly successive rescue "stimulus" bills.
This morning, my hometown newspaper, the L.A. Times, carried the headline “Fixes in Jessica’s Law Are Urged.” The sub-head read: “Tight residency curbs on sex offenders can leave them homeless and propel them to re-offend, a panel says.”
Good schools have great teachers and involved parents. When I walk into our children’s school, it is swarming with parents; parents reading, parents making copies, parents tutoring, parents helping with crafts.
he bill has little to do with “stimulating the economy,” and lots to do with expanding the size and scope of public welfare programs.
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