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March 26, 2018
Trump Signs Republican Spending Bill–Planned Parenthood Gets $500 million
Back in February, with great effort, Congress passed a budget agreement, but the details and...
February 09, 2018
A Budget Both Parties Can Live With?
In a rare show of bipartisan agreement, Congressional leaders of both parties agreed on a...
January 19, 2018
Should We Bring Back Earmarks to Make Congress Effective?
Our nation's legislative branch is stalemated on issue after issue, from the complexities of immigration...
September 11, 2017
Trump turns to the Democrats
President Trump has formed an alliance with the Democrats, to the consternation of Republicans....
July 19, 2017
Republicans again fail to repeal & replace Obamacare
Two more Republican Senators announced that they would oppose the latest attempt to repeal and...
May 05, 2017
House votes to repeal & replace Obamacare
The House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, a long-time Republican commitment that...
May 02, 2017
Congress gets busy on the budget & Obamacare
Congress has passed a spending deal that will keep the government from shutting down. The...
April 27, 2017
Trump can’t withhold all money from sanctuary cities
A court ruled that President Trump may not withhold all federal funds from "sanctuary cities"...
March 24, 2017
Trump will keep Obamacare if his healthcare bill fails–which it did
Republican lawmakers, seeing that they don't have the votes, postponed voting on President Trump's healthcare...
February 28, 2017
Discuss Trump’s speech to Congress
This is the place to discuss President Trump's address to the joint session of Congress....
November 09, 2016
Congress, marijuana, beer, and other election results
The presidency was not the only important election last night. Republicans kept control of both...
September 25, 2015
The Pope’s sermon to America
Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, taking the opportunity to preach against tenets...
September 18, 2015
Pro-life initiatives in Congress
Senate Republicans say they will put forward a bill that would ban all abortions after...
November 17, 2014
The Obamacare confession
When I heard about the Obama operative who said that the passage of Obamacare was...
November 10, 2014
Our latest war is now illegal
The War Powers Act allows presidents to launch hostilities at their discretion, but they must...
December 10, 2013
Republicans are now playing nice on the budget
Republicans in Congress tried to cut the deficit by letting the government shut down, being...
November 15, 2013
Laws that try to cover everything
In a discussion of the struggling Immigration Reform Bill, George Will tells about the Compromise...
November 05, 2013
What to do about gerrymandered elections?
An issue for election day: One of the problems in our political system today is...
October 17, 2013
Congress stops default & ends shutdown
Cutting it close as usual, on the day before the government would run out of...
October 16, 2013
Democrats up the ante on default bill
It looked like Congress was close to an agreement on funding the government and avoiding...
September 19, 2013
Defund Obamacare or shut down the government
Republicans in Congress say they will agree to stop the impending shutdown of the federal...
September 02, 2013
Obama will ask Congress before attacking Syria
President Obama has agreed to ask Congress for authorization before he attacks Syria. I salute...
January 31, 2013
The government efficiency argument
Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein says that "How government is run, more than what exactly...
January 26, 2013
Checking and balancing the President
The Constitution's separation of powers and checks and balances at work: A federal appeals court...
January 25, 2013
The federal program that wouldn’t die
There is a line item in the budget that costs nearly a half million dollars. ...
January 02, 2013
Congress scrambles back up the cliff
Congress stayed up late last night and at 10:35 p.m. voted 257 to 167 to...
December 28, 2012
How much the fiscal cliff will cost you
To descend from the theoretical to the tangible, here is how much your taxes will...
November 28, 2012
Republican lawmakers are bailing on the formal pledge they made not to vote for a...
September 26, 2012
Republicans will raise taxes if Obama wins
Republicans have used their majority in the House of Representatives to foil President Obama's attempts...
June 08, 2012
Congress letting bureaucrats make the laws
Another practice in which Congress evades its constitutional responsibilities: Passing laws that consist largely of...
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