Let Freedom Ring, USA
Wed, February 22, 2017
Frederick Douglass' Majestic Wrath
The month of February is officially called Black History Month, and this is its 91st year, although not always with that title, and originally designated as a week rather than a month.
Thu, July 21, 2016
To Understand Police Shootings, Look for Motive
It was former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who once famously said, "…never let a serious crisis go to waste." Many people don't know that he was actually parroting a phrase from ...
Thu, April 14, 2016
Time to Sunset the Tax Code
This is tax week, the week we're reminded how utterly insane our tax code is, at over 70,000 pages long. It would take over a year to read it at 2 minutes-per-page for forty hours a week. Yet there ...
Fri, October 30, 2015
Notes from the Third Republican Debate
The Republican debate in Boulder was an embarrassment — not for any of the candidates involved, but for CNBC. I attended the debate, and as I was walking out of the Coors Center, one person ...
Thu, September 17, 2015
The Second GOP Debate
The second Republican debate this week was seriously flawed by the heavy-handed and unprofessional moderating by CNN's Jake Tapper. He showed himself to be more interested in the silliest and ...
Thu, August 27, 2015
No Summer Doldrums
As we approach the end of August — whatever happened to the summer doldrums? In the political world, there was no recess this summer — it has been more chaotic than quiet.
Mon, December 22, 2014
CRomnibus: A Different Take
Before President Obama's surprise announcement that he was capitulating to the Castro brothers and reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, all the talk in Washington this week was focused on the ...
Tue, November 25, 2014
Immigration: A GOP Pyrrhic Victory?
There are two ways of looking at President Obama's executive action on immigration: as a Constitutional matter, and as a political matter.
As a Constitutional ...
Fri, November 07, 2014
Sunset the U.S. Tax Code
After Tuesday's midterm elections putting Republicans in majority control of the United States Senate and expanding the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, there's been a lot of ...
Thu, October 16, 2014
Two Weeks Out: A Look at 10 Key Senate Races
Which party controls the United States Senate for the last two years of Barack Obama's Presidency will be determined in just over two weeks — and I've never seen so many critical races so close ...
Mon, January 20, 2014
The Obama Over-Reach
Writing in the left-leaning political journal The New Republic, John Judis wrote an article titled "Only Foreign Policy Can Rescue Obama's Second Term." He says "… there is a ...
Thu, January 24, 2013
Debt Ceiling Vote: Win or Loss for GOP?
What actually happened last week on the debt ceiling? Did John Boehner and the Republicans cave to President Obama and the Democrats? Or did they wisely re-sequence the whole fiscal debate?
Tue, December 11, 2012
Public Support for Tax Hike a Myth
By Colin Hanna and Alex Cortes
Dec. 10, 2012, 6:44 p.m
Myths are perpetuated in Washington, with conventional wisdom created by one person and bouncing off hundreds more in a ...
Thu, November 01, 2012
Benghazi: A Threat Worse than Watergate?
This is a subject that looks like it will take many months past election day to fully understand — but also looks like it could be a Presidential scandal at least the equal of Watergate if not ...
Thu, October 11, 2012
Presidential Race Now About Foreign Policy
For more than a year, we've heard the same refrain from politicians, pundits and political science professors: this election is all about the economy. No other issues even comes close, and certainly ...