Scott McCabe, The Examiner's crime czar, reports on one of those typical D.C. headscratchers: Read More
Republican control of the House of Representatives will adversely affect Democratic members from California and, of course, benefit the state’s GOP contingent. Read More
Arguably the first fruit of the tea party movement has been the stunning turn of voters against earmarks. Like the radical shift in public tolerance of drinking and driving in the 1980s, this year earmarks have come to be viewed by many as symptomatic of a deep-seated corruption in American government. Read More
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said recently, “Our K-12 agenda can be summed up in one word: reform.”
Would that it were true.
But what Duncan calls reform is indeed putting lipstick on a pig. In this case, the pig is Washington, D.C.’s never-changing formula for solving everything: spending ever-increasing sums of taxpayer money.
“Reform” means generating new ideas about how to spend and coming up with clever new titles for programs. Read More
President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, again pledged to “end the outsized influence of lobbyists,” but by dangling out new subsidies and targeted tax credits, he showed once more why K Street will continue to grow in size and clout in the era of change.
Obama’s speech was emblematic of his overall economic mind set: Government should be the rudder that steers industry. Read More
I love it when liberals shoot down their own principles. That means, of course, I absolutely adore the organization known as ACORN. Read More