Wearing traditional Mexican garb for Taco Tuesday earned a near death penalty for a sorority at California State University, Fullerton. It was “grotesquely inappropriate,” the dean of students decreed. Nothing said at the event offended the school’s draconian speech code, so the policy was expanded to cover clothing.
Issues, Insights & Istook
A hike in the federal minimum wage is bottled up in Congress despite the labor-organized street protests by fast-food workers. They demand $15 an hour — without having to boost their productivity.
In its customary fashion, Congress will push most matters under the rug for now, while promising to address them after the election. But don’t expect breakthroughs even then.
Power players in Washington, D.C., are out of touch. That’s what disgusted Americans tell the pollsters. What makes it worse is how often they’re also out of reach of the voters.
Americans in growing numbers are unhappy about depending on government for survival — life-and-death survival, not just dependence on government for food stamps, health care, housing or even cash.
Thanks to a $1.6 billion green energy loan, pilots are being blinded by glare as they fly over the Mojave Desert. It’s a safety hazard involving more than 40 million airplane passengers a year. The culprit is the Ivanpah solar energy project.
What penetrated the high drama and touched my heart were his very final words, the very last three minutes publicly spoken by President Nixon as he addressed White House staff in the East Room.
Impeachment would be his crowning badge of victimhood, the ultimate symbol to rally his base, asking that they protect him by guaranteeing a Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate.
We miss the point and get bogged down by debating Obamacare subsidies via state exchanges vs. federal exchanges. What we should be asking is: Why do health care and insurance cost so much?
Obama’s new definition is that if he deems your country unsafe, you can come to America and stay in America. And you can collect valuable benefits that help transform the “land of the free” into the Land of the Freebies.