Our Cabinet Is Loaded

Many of our cabinet secretaries are independently wealthy.

Bipartisan Senate Group Reaches Immigration Deal

A good start toward solving a long standing problem.

Marco Rubio’s Common Sense Immigration Reform Ideas

Marco Rubio has some good immigration reform ideas. Will his fellow Republicans listen to him?

Romney, Republicans Demonstrate Hypocrisy In Opposition To Sequestration Cuts

In calling for the sequestration cuts to be delayed, Republicans are demonstrating their lack of seriousness on the issue of fiscal responsibility.

Utah Goat Man Risks Hunters to Enjoy Wildlife

A man dressed like a goat is living among the mountain goats of northern Utah.

Signs Of Political Change In North Korea?

Some interesting developments in Pyongyang.

The Supreme Court’s New Limits On The Commerce Power

While it upheld the Affordable Care Act today, the Supreme Court also placed some clear limits on Congressional power. That’s a good thing.

Government Advertising to Boost Food Stamp Enrollment

Byron York reacts to a CNNMoney story titled “Government wants more people on food stamps” by snarking, “And Democrats reacted angrily when Gingrich called Obama ‘food stamp president.'”

Presidential Experience Redux

Is Mitt Romney the least experienced major-party presidential nominee since1940?

Obama’s Odd Choice for World Bank President

Jim Yong Kim is an impressive man. But he’s got no background in banking, finance, or economics.

Florida Bill Would Ban Food Stamps For ‘Unhealthy’ Food

Once again, a government entity thinks the average person is too dumb to take care of themselves.

The Presidency That Republicans Would Rather Forget

The Republican candidates for President have apparently forgotten that this guy was their party’s nominee twice.

Ethanol Tax Credit Expires After Three Decades

Congress eliminates a bad subsidy, but it’s only because there’s a worse one on the books.

Remember That Ban On Earmarks? Apparently, Some Congressmen Don’t.

The much celebrated ban on earmarks isn’t stopping Congressmen from trying to earmark.

Did Congress Declare Pizza A Vegetable? Not Really

Another meme debunked, plus some thoughts on policy.

Pizza is a Vegetable

Twitter is abuzz with news that Congress has declared pizza to be a vegetable. It’s actually not news at all.

A “Christmas Tree Tax”? No, Just Good Old Crony Capitalism

Apparently, the Federal Government believes it necessary to remind you that you can buy Christmas Trees.

MAPLE Act Would Make Selling Fake Maple Syrup a Felony

Some Northeastern Senators want to make selling fake maple syrup a federal offense.

America’s Jobs Crisis

Everyone’s talking about jobs again. And it’s not a pretty picture.

More Effects of Alabama’s Immigration Law

Alabama immigration law causing parents to withdraw children from schools.

The Death Of Anwar Al-Awlaki And The Imperial Presidency

Giving the President the unchecked power to kill American citizens raises some serious red flags.

Biofuel vs. Food

The Western fetish for turning cheap, efficient food into expensive, inefficient fuel is threatening the food supply–as is the European superstition against genetically modified foods.

Is Morality Necessary?

Excluding all moral concepts and language from my thinking, feeling and actions has proved so workable and attractive, I am convinced that anyone who gives it a fair shot would likely find it to his liking.

Romney’s Plan Of Attack On Perry

The Romney campaign may be finally starting to pay attention to Rick Perry.

Rick Perry v. Michele Bachmann: Is It Even Really A Contest?

Rick Perry will need to get past Michele Bachmann before he takes on Mitt Romney. But, really, how hard could it be?

Assessing Rick Perry’s Vulnerabilities

Rick Perry may be much less than meets the eye.

Tim Pawlenty Dropping Out Of GOP Race For President

Tim Pawlenty is out, to nobody’s surprise.

Rick Perry’s Grades

Texas Governor Rick Perry got lousy grades as an undergrad at Texas A&M. Does it matter?

Gang Of Six Resurrecting The “Grand Bargain”?

The Gang of Six is back together. And they have a plan.

Georgia’s New Immigration Law Leading To Crops Rotting In Farmers’ Fields

A new Georgia immigration law is causing serious problems for Georgia’s farmers.

Let’s not Forget Georgia

In addition to Alabama, we can also have Georgia on ours minds on the ongoing immigration debate.

Alabama’s New Immigration Law

AL takes AZ’s approach and goes a few steps beyond.

Climate Change And Politics

As with most of the other issues facing us, our political conversation about climate change and what to do about it basically just involves yelling at each other.