The only credible way to seriously address the debt crisis is through spending cuts, not tax increases, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
One GOP lawmaker hoping to secure a powerful committee chairmanship has anything but a conservative track record.
Are violent video games protected under the First Amendment?
Add another chapter to the long and voluminous history of government’s failed “Vice Wars.” Just like Prohibition and the so-called “War on Drugs,” the ongoing cigarette crackdown in both the United States and Canada has not only failed to achieve its objective, but it is creating bureaucracies that threaten liberty and prosperity as well as spawning a violent subculture that puts lives at risk on both sides of the border.
There's something to be said about profiting off of the ill fortunes of others. In late January, the U.S. Treasury Department warned Congress that the U.S. was fast approaching the statutory limit on the national debt ceiling, then $12.394 trillion. They said, by the end of February, that limit would be reached.
His inaugural commitment, followed by executive orders, carried a message that methodologically sound science would trump politicized, ideological science. It turns out, however, that the president's love affair with science isn't quite as clear-cut as it first seemed.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin confirmation hearings on Barack Obama’s nominee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Goodwin Liu. Liu’s record itself is rather unremarkable. He has no judicial experience. He only practiced law privately for a little more than 20 months.
Politics and policy has become surreal. Webster’s defines the term as “bizarre or dreamlike”. No word better describes the current state of affairs.
At a bare minimum, Massa’s accusations against the House majority indicate that he could have been set up simply because he voted against the House health care takeover in November -- that, desperate to enact the bill, House leaders were willing to stick their thumbs in the eyes of the American people, and use even the slightest pretense to purge unwilling accomplices from Congress.
This “mess”, as Congressman Frank so eloquently put it, is the fault of government pure and simple. And, it is the personal fault of Barney Frank.
The shell game was a favorite of con men and charlatans of past eras. Using the tricks of diversion and fast-talking and faster hands, they would relieve poor unsuspecting marks of their money in seconds flat.
From the very beginning of our Republic, observers and statesmen have noted that success as a nation depended heavily on an informed and active public.
While many Americans of various political persuasions had serious points of disagreement with Justice Douglas, his love and respect for the First Amendment stands out as admirable to most citizens.
Amid all the stories of gloom and doom filling the news as we crawl to the final days of 2007, a bright and shining nugget was given to the American people this week.
The New York Times Company has a serious problem on its hands. The actions of their sales department for their keystone paper fall directly in the category of corporate theft.
Voter dissatisfaction with the United States Congress was already dropping like a rock prior to the revelation that Rep. Bob Filner (D-California) had been charged with assault and battery for allegedly shoving a female airline attendant when his luggage didn't come out fast enough.