Here we are, long beholden to foreign powers for petroleum – and newly dependent on foreign powers for “green” energy.
Call it a paradox. The U.S. economy officially has been out of recession for 15 months. The stock market enjoyed a record-high September; durable goods orders are up; and consumer spending is growing.
For the past year-and-a-half, the good folks of Florida’s 8th Congressional District have been politically terrorized by Democrat Alan Grayson.
Does anyone, anywhere, think legislators should vote for legislation they think is unconstitutional?
Let's analyze the midterm election landscape within college football’s Big Ten conference—a region that may hold the key to potential Republican takeovers of the houses of Congress. Yesterday, we covered Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan.
A couple of back-to-back statements by President Obama at a town hall rally in Des Moines, Iowa, tell us all we need to know about his economic philosophy and that we aren't going to climb out of his recession and begin to slow the growth of the national debt as long as he's calling the shots.
Income inequality, we learn from the Census Bureau, has reached the highest level since data were first collected on the subject in 1967. Poverty has increased dramatically, with one of seven Americans now falling below the poverty threshold.
"What did Meg Whitman know and when did she know it?" publicity hound attorney Gloria Allred asked Wednesday. It was a savvy close to a press conference at which client Nicandra Diaz-Santillan, who worked as a housekeeper for Whitman, alleged that Whitman knew that she was an illegal immigrant.
There are very few political issues that can unite conservatives and liberals. The political polarization has reached such an intractable state that it seems the two sides will never agree on solutions for society’s pressing problems.
Throughout the country there are a number of Democrats who claim to be conservative enough to represent deeply Republican districts, and in North Carolina’s 7th, Mike McIntyre is definitely one of them. Don't be fooled.
Think about how critical dupes were to American communists: Communists were always a tiny minority in this country, even at the height of their party membership in the 1930s, which peaked at about 100,000 members.
Dina Titus rode the Democrat wave to victory in 2008, narrowly defeating Republican Jon Porter with just 47 percent of the vote. Titus is in for a rocky re-election.
Meg Whitman easily bested Jerry Brown in a debate over the future of California on Tuesday night.
What does the hoo-ha about the proposed Cordoba Mosque 600 feet from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan say to you?
In what only can be described as pure stubborn selfishness, a United Auto Workers local in Indiana voted this week to close a General Motors (GM) parts supplier employing 650 workers.
A new poll shows Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson 7 points behind Republican challenger Dan Webster. This development warrants a little review of Grayson's, uh, colorful history.
he domestic ills suggest China is on the verge of another revolution, this one caused by its failed communist regime's inability to transform itself into a more accommodating system that can satisfy (and shape) China's growing economic and political needs.
In the "Pledge to America" they unveiled last week, House Republicans promise they will "launch a sustained effort to stem the relentless growth in government that has occurred over the past decade."
There are very few political issues that can unite conservatives and liberals. School choice may be the rare issue that forces each side to ignore political influence.
With the retirement of long-time incumbent David Obey in Wisconsin’s 7th District, Democrats knew they were in for a tough election this fall as liberal state senator Julie Lassa competes against Republican Sean Duffy.
Many economists, and virtually the entire business community, have told the Democratic Congress that postponing a vote to keep the Bush tax cuts jeopardizes our fragile economy's future health and stability.
You may not have a chance to take this seat again in our lifetimes...
The poverty rate in the United States, reports the Census Bureau, increased to 14.3 percent last year, up from 13.2 percent in 2008, bringing the number of Americans living in poverty to its highest levels since 1994. This is not the change on which Obama voters were counting.
All Americans, including conservatives, understand why any leftist would vote Democrat this year.
The Chinese have just made a serious strategic blunder. They dropped the mask and showed their scowling face to Asia, exposing how the Middle Kingdom intends to deal with smaller powers, now that she is the largest military and economic force in Asia and second largest on earth.
The House Republicans' "Pledge to America" calls for an extension of the Bush tax cuts for all; a rollback of government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels; "strict budget caps," an end to the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the rest of the Obama stimulus package. What's not to like?
Are you a financial adviser? You may not know it, but you've got a green job. Are you a wholesale buyer? You've got a green job, too. Or maybe you're a newspaper reporter. You, too, have a green job -- at least according to the Obama administration.
On occasion, Congress votes on matters that have a serious and meaningful impact on people’s lives and workplaces across the country.
Last week, Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiled with much fanfare their "Pledge to America." It is intended by the GOP leadership to serve as both a campaign platform for winning a new majority and as a program for governing should they succeed.
Comedian Jon Stewart's "Restoring Sanity" rally pokes fun at overzealous political activism, but it's hard not to see how it doesn't attack the Right more than it attacks the Left.
Having to run a real campaign for the first time in a long while, Democrat Loretta Sanchez also faces a Hispanic independent candidate on the ballot.
Finally, a Kennedy has come out to denounce, albeit in a very small way, one of the privileged professors who have worked, both inside and outside the classroom, on behalf of murderous revolution.
The issue of violence against women has a sketchy past, where facts are obscured by emotional accounts of battering and other violence
I don't understand why San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris wants to be California's next attorney general. Then again, it's hard to understand why she even ran for DA.
Deep in the heart of Texas lies the state’s Seventeenth Congressional District. For the past 19 years, this seat has been held by Democrat Chet Edwards, who, despite several close elections in recent years, has managed to maintain his grip on this culturally conservative district.