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An earlier Number of the Day noted that there is not a single year of projected spending cuts in the Trump administration budgets.
What if anything can be done to halt or at least slow down the rate at which delivery prices are rising? One reasonable possibility is for Congress to legalize the "Twin 33" tandem truck as part of this year’s Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development budget appropriation.
As Britain's exit from the European Union approaches, with little progress being made, we are soon to reach the point of no return. In less than six months Britain is due to leave the Union, of which it has been a member since 1973.
The same generation that ratified the First Amendment enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which prohibited speech defamatory of the government. Thomas Jefferson pardoned all who were convicted under this dreadful and unconstitutional law.
For political leaders who care about cutting back on deceiving donors, a new law could be passed banning the ability to donate to multiple campaigns with only one click.
The case of Jamal Khashoggi is part of a larger and more disturbing pattern. That is a problem a convenient story about rogue killers will not fix.
The western world and mainstream media has ignored the brutality and barbaric behavior of Saudi Arabia for years, but I’m not sure they’re going to let this one pass.
The Court’s ideological majorities evolve. If both parties would nominate the best judges, the justices will evolve and serve the national interest faithfully. The system will work if allowed to do so.
Dear Mr. President, with all due respect can you please just shut up, for once? Please. We are so close to getting everything we want if you can control yourself and your smartphone.
Last month, Facebook disclosed that 50 million user accounts were compromised — with the data then being sold on the dark web.
Whatever a person’s position on the divisive issue of abortion, one would think and hope that at the very least, people can agree that babies who are born alive, and are completely separated from their mother’s body, should be protected by law.
The meetings in the towns of New England compete with Athens for that designation, not to mention dueling with the Iowa corn dog gnawing caucuses that bring out smiling candidates and the networks.
If California thinks its California-ness is worth preserving, it should suck it up and take one for the team. If liberals really want a more democratic Senate, they should call for California to be sliced up into three or four states.
Nikki Haley has been a strong voice for America on the international stage.
Democratic politicians and pundits commit the same mistake every day.
After the fledging United States of America realized that the Articles of Confederation were not sufficient to govern the country, the States gathered together for the 1787 Constitutional Convention, “The Grand Convention.”
If Nikki Haley wants to run for president or get involve with citizens in a larger forum, she has my vote. She would one day be a wonderful choice as president of the USA as well as our first woman in that role.
If the primary purpose of the system is to make society safer and actually advance justice, then the death penalty not only fails to contribute to that goal, it acts as a huge barrier.
Mainstream political science today resembles the incoherence of chemistry before Mendeleev discovered his periodic table of the elements. It is my hope that making political science more like chemistry will allow it to make equally spectacular progress.
There’s an irrationality epidemic in the U.S., and it’s driving people to make hasty, counterproductive decisions. Examples abound.
In global history, the path to a centrally planned, restrictive collectivist system has generally been one-way. The system has many well-paid retainers, and millions of impoverished dependents incapable of seeking a way out.
But at the very least, we should expect people not to be jerks, and when they are, we should make it clear that we’re no longer going to tolerate that behavior — not in our personal lives, not in our workplaces, not in our communities, not in our country.
Rather than resist Congress' proposed sanctions, President Trump might take this opportunity to begin a long withdrawal from decades of entanglement in Mideast wars that have availed us nothing and cost us greatly.
Risk is part of capitalism. There can be virtue in trying something hard even when success, at least by its financial definition, proves elusive.
Democrats these days are heavily in to archeology. And we don’t think that’s because their leader in the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is 78-years-old.
By Michael Reagan with Michael R. Shannon
If you have been around a political or social issue conversation in the United States, either in person or online in recent years, you know that the state of our discourse, especially about important issues, is struggling.
Al Jazeera America did not adequately address the changing demographics and viewing habits. Their product was archaic, old-fashioned and not attractive to young viewers.
On June 16, 1858, in the Springfield, Illinois, statehouse, Republicans met for their state convention. The delegates chose Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Democrat Stephen A. Douglas.
On the basis of policies and accomplishments President Trump has proven he’s our generation’s Reagan.
It's simple common sense that putting in a more permanent solution, such as the wall, would be well worth it in the long run. The next time someone tells you we can’t afford the wall, the proper response is, we can’t afford to not build the wall.
A secretive central bank should not be allowed to manipulate market conditions. Such action leads to malinvestment and an explosion of individual, business, and government debt. This may cause a boom, but the boom will be followed by a bust.
Sprint and T-Mobile want to merge, reducing the number of nationwide facilities-based wireless providers from 4 to 3, a scenario that multiple economists agree would raise prices for consumers.
During the Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings, Democrats not only portrayed Kavanaugh as a monstrous drunk, they insisted he was guilty of sexual predator charges even though there was no corroborating evidence.
It was predominantly white men who went to the moon, and the movie does not indulge in any revisionism on that point. We admire the men who went to the moon, but we know we would not have done what they did.
The apprehension currently taking place is due in part to the imminent first episode airing of what is essentially the "Roseanne" television show minus its lead star Roseanna Barr.
Any information that can’t be coerced or bribed from American companies China is remarkably well positioned to steal. So long as American AI tech and social media companies support China, that weaponized cutting edge will become ever more deadly.
Rather than a shooting war, what we might see are “Proxy Wars,” such as the 1950’s Korean War, and a sharp intensification of the present economic and political warfare with China.
Clinton, the Democratic Party, and liberal media outlets should take a long, hard look into the mirror. If they still retain a hint of self-awareness, maybe they’ll finally realize that “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
The meat and potatoes of “Dummycrats” arrive when Diamond & Silk visit areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco, represented in congress respectively by Maxine Waters and Pelosi.
Tariffs and military maneuvers might be fine at a tactical level but they don't address the core challenge.The U.S. desperately needs to rebuild its infrastructure, fix its educational system, spend money on basic scientific research, and solve political dysfunction. That's the best response.
The screams from the U.S. Senate gallery during the ayes and noes on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation were the Democratic Party’s cries for help. Voters should arrange the major intervention that Democrats sorely need, so they might regain their mental health.
Just look at the incendiary and violence inciting tone and language of former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
The agenda-driven media filling the news with propaganda is contributing to the nation’s political divide. President Trump has a point when he calls the fake news media an enemy of the people.
On October 11-12, 1986, President Ronald Reagan met with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev — and it became a historically pivotal moment in our Nuclear and Space Talks (NST) with the Soviet Union.
Militant organizations with state-like cyber capabilities will increasingly exploit the cyber domain, among other asymmetric strategies, against their more powerful adversaries.
The world is out there and we step into it all the time. What are we going to do with and about the events around us? Are we going to make the world a better place or are we just going to see problems?
Anti-Semitic canards and tropes that threaten Jews on campus must be met with university sanctions and even disciple.
In the words of the courageous Sir Winston Churchill, who stood in the gap at such a critical time of history, saving the lives of so many, "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
Animal research is time consuming, expensive, and heavily regulated. But it is necessary.
You probably have heard the old talking point about how big money donors have ruined politics, and that Republicans are to blame for that.
For those who believe that President Trump has transformed the Republican Party: Make no mistake. The feeling is mutual. Republicans have also changed the president in his role as a leader of their party and the country.
Every outside expert today knows the federal bureaucracy is overloaded and if we do not send most of what it's doing back to the states there will be complete stagnation, stasis.
World Mental Health Day is a day of awareness for one of the most dangerous and prevalent illnesses affecting millions of people worldwide.
It's fitting that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation Tuesday came on the heels of the president's insistence at Brett Kavanaugh's swearing-in that men are always to be trusted over women. He could have slapped an #IBelieveMen sticker on the podium.
Hillary Clinton charged that President Donald Trump used the public swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night in the East Room of the White House as a "political rally.”
Is it possible Dallas Mavericks’ billionaire NBA owner and sometimes reality TV star Mark Cuban could win the presidency in 2020? Cuban, who flirts publicly with the idea, would make you believe he is open to this possibility.
U.S. President Donald Trump repeated a remark about close ally Saudi Arabia saying he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the U.S. military.
Marijuana use? Because it's a drug enjoying a more peaceful reputation than many other illicit substances, the finding that it's linked to interpersonal violence requires us to re-examine the complicated relationship between personality traits, substance use, and domestic violence.
The left’s defeat on Kavanaugh might signal the beginning of the end of character assassination instead of policy advocacy as political means. And, if Justice Kavanaugh himself can serve as an example, we might even enter an era where, once again, virtue signaling could be replaced by actual virtue.
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