Fear and loathing can be great fun, but the Democrats are learning to their chagrin that resistance, estrangement and alienation can only take a party so far.
Are government-created institutions out of control? Domestic and international government institutions and agencies are created on the premise that they will make things better for the people. But all too often, those who lead these institutions and agencies drift away from the core mission or become corrupted. When they do so, they undermine faith in civil society.
If Maxine Waters wore a Republican hat — if Donald Trump wore a Democratic one — the Secret Service would already be in overdrive right now, busily getting to the root of remarks she made publicly that could be taken as calls for violence against the president.
While trying not to indulge in schadenfreude over those hypocritical Hollywood elites who’ve claimed to stand for “women’s rights,” only to be accused of sexually harassing them, I noticed “#MeToo” trending on Twitter. At #MeToo, women who have been sexually harassed are invited to post their experiences and many have done so, including four female U.S. senators.
One of the most significant foreign policy events of the last 50 years is the introduction of Russian forces in the heartland of the Middle East and through this development, a restored cooperation with Egypt. Henry Kissinger noted that the Russian deployment of military forces in Syria is “unprecedented in Russian history presenting a challenge that American Middle East policy has not encountered in at least four decades.”
Imagine Grandma toiling her days away in a factory. That’s the image that came to mind as Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue called for stiffer work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. With a $70 billion annual price tag, SNAP is the costliest item in the Farm Bill. Mr. Perdue’s proposal aims to edge out some participants and cut costs. With most beneficiaries being children, elderly or the already working, that’s not an effective solution or one that most people will warm to.
As Edmund Burke once stated, “The one thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.”
In his Sept. 19 speech before the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump highlighted the importance of national sovereignty, declaring: “Strong sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their destiny.”
At last America is once again unified. We are, it turns out, all racists.
Under the Trump administration, the federal government no longer wants to be complicit in abortions performed on under-age teens who enter the country illegally.
Bureaucracies know how to deal with really challenging problems that affect the survival of our country: Kill the messenger.
One reason the two of us were so confident that President Trump’s economic policies would be positive for workers, the economy and the stock market, is that we’ve seen first-hand these policies work in the states. Many liberal economists have been insisting that Mr. Trump’s promise of a 3 or 4 percent growth is a fantasy and that 2 percent growth is the best we can do.
As Republicans balance competing interests to craft a tax cut, both Democrats and the Trump administration are making outrageous claims.
Scams affect us all. As Nebraska’s attorney general from 2003-2015, one of my key priorities was safeguarding against scams. In 2010, I helped Nebraska’s Legislature pass a model law to protect consumers from pyramid schemes. Similar laws have now been adopted in 21 states.
The owners of the National Football League finally came up with a playbook of their own. Beset by players who want to be political commentators who work from their knees, and by angry fans who only want to watch a football game without insult to the country they love, the owners consulted their playbook and think they can run out the clock.