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The Congressional Budget Office reports that legislation designed to give federal judges more discretion in sentencing nonviolent drug offenders would save U.S. taxpayers more than $4 billion over a decade.
While we have a tradition in this country of the president of the United States asking Congress for a declaration of war, there is no such requirement in the Constitution. But it is the people’s representatives, not the president, who must agree to send U.S. forces into battle.
A recent poll by Rasmussen found that more than one-third of Americans had no clue which parties control the House and Senate. What a sad commentary that such a basic bit of information — taken for granted by this audience — is lost on an American populace so distracted by bread and circuses.
Nevada abandoned its contract with a company to run its failed state Obamacare exchange back in May. The plan was to shift everyone buying Obamacare coverage over to Healthcare.gov, take a breath and recommit to crafting a new state exchange that could deploy in time for next year’s open enrollment period. The plan is off.
What’s going to be on the agenda in Washington this week? The topics discussed on the Sunday political talk shows often serve as an indicator of the hot topics to come. Here’s what was discussed.
On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding the most recent terrorist group to make threats against our nation. The man without a plan finally came up with something: drop bombs on the bad guys in Iraq. Um, hello! Been there, done that, got the “Mission Accomplished” T-shirt. It didn’t work then, and […]
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama unveiled his strategy for dealing with the Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL). He’s going to continue to do what he’s been doing for six years — and just add in some bombs for good measure.
Last year, U.S. wages and consumer spending fell, even as spending on healthcare costs increased. That’s got to be especially good news for the quarter million people in Virginia who are learning their existing health plans will be canceled this fall.
Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression. For this and other reasons, euphemisms such as the Great Recession have been embraced. But now one of the most prestigious Keynesians says it really is a depression.
I suppose it’s laudable of Barack Obama to actually show up for work, much less offer a strategy. But as he wrapped up his meandering attempt to convince the world that he’s super serious this time, I couldn’t help but think two things: “Welcome to the varsity, ISIS” and “Man, I could have watched ‘World War Z’ on Netflix.”