“Today’s environmental groups are simply Democrat political machines with millions of dollars in contributions and expenditures each year for the purpose of raising more money to pursue their agenda,” charges Sen. James Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who is ranking minority member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and a leading critic of the environmental movement. Read More
Big Business, Big Government, and Big Labor — as Examiner colleague Michael Barone put it last week, they’re the Big Units, that often wield their clout to their own benefit and to the detriment of the public. Read More
How bad a defeat did labor unions suffer when Sen. Blanche Lincoln defeated their candidate and won the Arkansas Democratic runoff last week? That's like asking how Custer fared at Little Big Horn.
Like Custer, the unions bet heavily, putting something like $10 million into Arkansas to support Lincoln's challenger, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, since he started his campaign in early March. And they did so for good reason. Read More
White House visitor logs, dumped at 4:30 last Friday -- a time when they'd get little notice over the Halloween weekend -- provide striking insights into how President Obama, despite his anti-lobbyist rhetoric, works closely with the K Street players who represent the industry giants that he's subsidizing and regulating. Read More