Americans since 2008 have been tightening their belts, and they have paid down over 150 Billion dollars in consumer debt. This is a remarkable feat and a testimony to the diligence, hard work and frugality of the American citizen.
I'm thrilled so many of you are causing a commotion over the creepy, occasionally amorous and always intrusive policies of the Transportation Security Administration.
It was the dumbest thing the Democratic members of the U.S. House could have done.
As long as the head of the TSA refuses to get rid of the intrusive, possibly dangerous airport searches, how about requiring members of Congress to go through the same security screening in order to enter hallowed congressional office buildings?
My only hope is that enough Americans will realize there's got to be a better way, and the next Congress will serve as a Verbesserungsvorschlagsversammlung to figure out how to keep us safe while denying government agents a Fingerspitzengefühl of our junk.
TSA administrator John Pistole told reporters on a conference call Tuesday that the TSA hasn’t changed anything yet as a result of the public outcry against its latest enhanced pat-downs.
And should Republicans oblige?
Does President Obama plan to move to the center in response to his overwhelming rejection at the polls on Nov. 2? No way!
Before it started inflicting full-body pat downs on passengers who declined to pass through full body scanners at some domestic airports, the Transportation Security Administration decided to allow some terrorists to board airplanes unscreened.
It’s become a common refrain to say that the November elections were more of a rejection of Democrats than an endorsement for the Republicans.
The main knock against Four Loko, which is less potent than Chardonnay, is that the caffeine masks the alcohol's effects.
The budget-cutting, debt-slashing proposals from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility have drawn big yawns from Congress, President Obama and the nightly news.
In the wake of Republicans’ takeover of the House, many pundits are convinced that the federal government will be at a stalemate for the next two years, unable to get anything done. I believe we can—and should—do better.
I recently sat down with George W. Bush to discuss his new book. With the greatest respect to the former president, he and I disagreed on a number of issues, and let each other know about it.
Once, present and now future Sen. Lisa Murkowski should be congratulated on her ability to cobble together the needed collection of less-than-altruistic corporate types, lobbyists and seemingly endless $100,000 contributions to overwhelm Tea Party political neophyte Joe Miller and win her write-in campaign.
George W. Bush is an interesting man with a complicated presidency that most Americans-going into Bush's final year of office-deemed a failure. At one point, Bush had the worst approval/disapproval rating since Gallup began measuring. His record on domestic policy and foreign policy, on the economy and Iraq, on Katrina and the War on Terror, engenders much heated debate.
There are now 41 House members in the Congressional Black Caucus. In the most recent elections, 37 of them ran as incumbents, and all regained their seats handily despite the average poverty rate in their districts being 20.3%.
It is a sad, and potentially fatal, fact that most Americans know virtually nothing about the United States military. That astounding reality is all the more incredible given that our very survival ultimately depends on the men and women in uniform who defend this country.
A little over a month after Barack Obama took the oath as president, and with Democrats dominating Congress, U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas stood before the House Republican conference at a fundraising dinner in Washington.
As Congress' lame duck session gets underway, the nation is watching to see if the Democrats will attempt to capitalize on their last few weeks of hegemony before a huge shift in power occurs. Foremost on the agenda are the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts. Happily for the middle class, there appears to be universal agreement that those cuts should be extended. The real contention lies with the question of whether or not to extend tax cuts to those Americans earning over $250,000 a year.
Despite record level spending, students from 16 countries are outperforming their American counterparts.