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Staff Reports


America: Obama Isn’t A Strong Leader

America: Obama Isn’t A Strong Leader

In light of widespread American perception that President Barack Obama has failed to adequately respond to national problems such as illegal immigration and the threat of Islamic State terrorists, the commander in chief’s rating for “strong leadership” has reached a new low. According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday, a majority (56 percent) […]

VA Officials Allowed To Influence Inspector General Report To Downplay Alleged Role In Patient Deaths

VA Officials Allowed To Influence Inspector General Report To Downplay Alleged Role In Patient Deaths

A draft of an Inspector General’s report on a Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital was modified to include softer language absolving VA officials of any alleged role in causing delays that may have contributed to patient deaths — but only after the draft, without that benign language, had been submitted to VA administrators and then released […]

Government Jacks The Cost Of Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Government Jacks The Cost Of Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

The State Department is about to quintuple the cost for renouncing U.S. citizenship, even as the number of Americans who voluntarily abrogate their relationship with the Unites States continues to surge. Talk about an inversion of the concept of supply and demand.

Nearing 9/11 Anniversary, Terror Dominates Political Talk

Nearing 9/11 Anniversary, Terror Dominates Political Talk

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said Monday that U.S. officials have received no intelligence indicating that the homeland is in immediate danger. Still, as President Barack Obama prepares to lay out a plan to respond to the ISIS threat, Capitol Hill is atwitter with talk of terror.

America’s Labor Force Is Becoming Less Flexible As Government Becomes More Intrusive

America’s Labor Force Is Becoming Less Flexible As Government Becomes More Intrusive

It’s getting harder and harder to get hired into a legitimate job, as municipal, state and federal regulations continue to chip away at the incentive for ambitious individuals to seek a profit – or for job seekers (particularly low-skilled ones) to pursue employment. That’s a sentence that could have been written decades ago, but the […]

Cruz On ISIS Response: Secure The Borders, Strip Citizenship From Americans Who Join Jihadists

Cruz On ISIS Response: Secure The Borders, Strip Citizenship From Americans Who Join Jihadists

Sen.Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday told fellow lawmakers that the nation’s borders must be secured to protect Americans from the possibility of the Islamic State terror group launching an attack on the homeland. “It is beyond time for us to secure our borders,” he said on the Senate floor. “As long as our border isn’t […]

Treasury Secy: Obama To Take Unilateral Action To Prevent Corporations Leaving U.S.

Treasury Secy: Obama To Take Unilateral Action To Prevent Corporations Leaving U.S.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Monday that President Barack Obama will soon take executive action to stop tax maneuvers known as inversions, when U.S. corporations relocate their headquarters in low-tax countries outside the U.S. Lew said that, while the White House would prefer Congress to act on the matter, Obama “is clear-eyed about the possibility […]

Ron Paul: Nixonian Abuse Of Power Is Now The Presidential Norm

Forty years ago many Americans celebrated the demise of the imperial presidency with the resignation of Richard Nixon. Today it is clear they celebrated too soon. Nixon’s view of presidential powers, summed up in his infamous statement that, “when the president does it that means it is not illegal,” is embraced by the majority of […]

Only The Rich Are Getting Richer In The Obama Era

Only The Rich Are Getting Richer In The Obama Era

The September bulletin from the Federal Reserve includes an observation that presents a problem for the Obama administration’s avowed war on income inequality: Over the past three years, only the very rich have increased their wealth. On average, everyone else is either treading water or drowning.

Sunday News Show Roundup

Sunday News Show Roundup

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.

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