Sen. Rand Paul is perhaps the Republican politician most attempting to create positive change out of the tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri. He has consistently made the case that it is government dysfunction and mismanagement that created the backdrop for the sense of injustice in the St. Louis suburb.
Once upon a time, it was gauche to accuse one's ideological opposition of exploiting the rules by which the Congressional Budget Office plays the scoring game. It's worth revisiting this idea in the wake of MIT academic Jonathan Gruber's admission of guilt to this charge.
This week, National Journal's Ron Fournier, in a Twitter conversation with Bruce Carroll and Townhall's own Katie Pavlich, said Republican complaints about ACA "don't count".
President Obama's public stance that the FCC should reclassify broadband internet services as a Title II "common carrier" under the current Telecommunications Act carries many ramifications, but one is undeniable: there's going to be a hidden tax hike.
On one side: Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and the other companies you love to hate. On the other side: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and the other companies you don't quite trust.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday was reported to have told major internet companies that the President's call for Title II reclassification was not the regulatory approach he favored for net neutrality.
This week, President Obama announced his administration's desire to have the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband internet service as a "common carrier" under Title II of the FCC's regulatory framework. This would, for the first time, open internet service providers (ISPs - Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T and others) to the same kinds of regulations that face traditional telecommunications services.
The Affordable Care Act - a law that took months (or possibly years, depending on your history of the ideas in it) from drafting to passage in 2009-2010 - was a law that, modern partisan ideology being what it is, could have only been drafted and passed in an era of Democratic supermajority.
Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-conservative-activist, has been toying publicly with the idea of running for President in 2016. He's been popular in conservative grassroots circles, has headlined conservative conferences, and there's also a "Draft Ben Carson for President" movement.
Thanks to TABOR, Colorado's taxpayer bill-of-rights law, tax revenue that comes in over a certain threshold is mandated to be returned to the taxpayers. Colorado is expecting excess revenue this year, as Governor John Hickenlooper has said, and a rebate will be in order.
This week, after the sweeping GOP victory in Tuesday's elections, RNC chairman Reince Priebus laid down how badly Obama has already poisoned the well in Washington.
With the 2014 elections a distant memory (er...), the potential 2016 presidential contenders are beginning to get their ducks in a row.
One of America's formerly-great cities might be on its way out of a massive hole it dug itself into. Detroit, which had been a center of American manufacturing for much of the 20th century, has been in bankruptcy for years.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their report on non-farm payroll jobs today and estimated that the American economy added 214,000 jobs - pointing to an economy that continues to be sluggish. The workforce participation rate is unchanged from a year ago, at 62.8%. The unemployment rate edged slightly downward over the past month, though, and now sits at 5.8%.
In the run-up to this week's 2014 midterm elections, we were bombarded with articles about how this was, race-by-race, the most expensive election ever.
West Virginia. Montana. Arkansas. Colorado. South Dakota. Iowa. North Carolina.
In what had been a surprisingly close race that had given Republicans a scare, incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts has won his re-election bid over Democrat-turned-Independent Greg Orman.
It's been a close race, but incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is projected to win another term in Florida.
How the Republican Party is using the peer-to-peer economy to reach out to traditionally Democratic voters.
Another week, another poll showing the race between incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and Democrat-turned-Independent Greg Orman is too close to call - within the margin of error. Orman has maintained a small yet consistent lead recently but has only led by more than two points in a single poll.