By Keith E. Phillips
President Barack Obama’s first budget, entitled “An Era of New Responsibility: Renewing America’s Promises,” is a crucial document. Nothing expresses a president’s governing principals more concisely than his budget, and it’s in this document that rhetoric gives way to fact.
One example of Obama’s priorities and his commitment to changing how government is run is the Defense Department budget. Read More
“Do no harm” is the physician’s first order of business. It should also be the first rule of health care reform. Read More
In the early 1980s, while planning a vacation in Latin America, I went to bookstores to find histories of the region. All I could find were Marxist tracts arguing that "the people" were exploited by greedy corporations and military dictators, all propped up by the United States. Available literature on Latin America today includes much more sensible accounts. Read More
No electricity source emits as much greenhouse gas as coal, and no power company uses as much coal as American Electric Power. So why is AEP lobbying for the climate-change legislation restricting greenhouse emissions? Read More
In politics, it’s often the small moves that produce the sweeping moments. If history is a barometer, San Francisco may soon be part of a different kind of seismic event.
Change is coming, either from your pocket to a meter outside your house or perhaps in the form of new government representation.
It won’t be a first, but don’t say you weren’t warned. Read More
In an increasingly familiar display of Carter-era defeatism, President Barack Obama has acquiesced to Russian demands and dismantled long-standing U.S. plans to counter the threat of Iranian missile attacks. Read More
‘No more czars!” is the new tea party rallying cry, as conservatives across the country fear that President Barack Obama has unleashed a legion of unaccountable bureaucratic overlords on the body politic. Read More
WHO: Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., a co-sponsor of The Employee Free Choice Act (aka Card Check) Read More
With all the attention paid to the health care battle, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and the president's "Full Ginsburg" appearances on five Sunday talk shows, few people noticed a hearing with an exceedingly boring title -- "Proposals to Enhance the Community Reinvestment Act" -- held last week in the House Financial Services Committee. Read More
“Obamacare is to Medicare what ACORN is to [Child] Protective Services.” Read More