American ingenuity is the envy of the world, and why not? The exceptional nation may no longer be the workshop of the world — Americans drive cars built in Japan, wear pants made in Malaysia, shirts sewn in Burma, shoes cobbled in Canada and drawers, from petite to queen size, manufactured in China — but nobody makes excuses, takes offense quicker and nurtures hurt feelings longer than the Americans. Taking offense is the great American growth industry.
Looking back on the 500-year history of the Roman Republic, it can be seen that one sign of its decline was when its great leaders no longer toiled for their country but rather for themselves.
This “free trade” legislation will allow companies to export jobs and import cheap goods at the expense of the American worker.
Will the next presidential election be won by a lie?
When the Supreme Court rules in the King v. Burwell case this summer, it will strike down Obamacare benefits in 36 states. That is because the Obama administration did not follow its own Obamacare law as passed by congressional Democrats and signed by President Obama.
Last week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1195, a bill that would create a small business advisory board to oversee the actions of the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau. While the bill is a small step in the right direction, President Obama has announced he is warming up his veto pen should the legislation reach his desk.
The Obama economy virtually stopped growing in the first three months of 2015 in another bleak sign of its persistent weakness over the last six years.
The recently ended Maryland General Assembly session was marked by vigorous budget debates — and ended contentiously over a mere $202 million of the state’s $40.7 billion budget. Yet another, far larger and more sweeping budget decision awaits Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. He alone must decide whether or not to proceed with the $2.45 billion Purple Line project, a 16-mile east-west light-rail train that will tax all Maryland residents largely to the benefit of a few wealthy land developers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
Contrary to what has been reported in The New York Times, the Clinton Foundation never agreed to stop raising money from foreign governments while Hillary was secretary of state. Money from foreign governments should have been off-limits. It risks the appearance that American foreign policy is up for sale. Her refusal to accept any limits on foreign fundraising in 2009, even when senators pressed her, red flagged what the Clintons intended to do. Her own words are damning.
Today, there is no greater threat to U.S. national security than the prospect of a nuclear Iran. Led by theocratic zealots who have pledged to “annihilate Israel” and who regularly lead chants of “Death to America,” an Iran with nuclear weapons poses an unacceptably high risk of murdering millions of Americans or millions of our allies.
As it stands, Corker-Cardin is a bad deal that paves the way for the President’s worse deal with Iran.
If we erase the boundaries that have guided humanity for generations, we weaken our society.
We the people feel entitled to a president of the United States who is in good enough health so that he or she can endure the pressures of the job without suffering a heart attack, stroke or sudden death.
Gay marriage is upon us because in many cases, voters of 37 states and the District of Colombia are saying, yes, let’s recognize the fact that gay people have the same right to be married as heterosexuals.
There’s an old, common-sense saying about never putting your eggs in one basket.