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When the Founding Fathers issued the Declaration of Independence, they proclaimed: "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, have made it clear that they are willing to operate without such authority in order to pass their "cap-and-trade" energy-tax legislation. For the sake of our representative government, they must be stopped.
THE PROPOSAL: A proposed settlement to a long-running dispute between radio broadcasters and the recording industry over music royalties could include a federal mandate that all new cell phones have an FM radio chip.
Unable to make a sizable dent in unemployment, Democrats are on the political equivalent of a golden oldies tour, pledging support for Social Security, Medicare and other venerable programs while trying to stoke voter fears about Republican intentions.
A long-running dispute between radio broadcasters and the recording industry over music royalties has taken an unexpected turn with a proposed settlement that threatens to drag the mobile phone industry into the ring.
The total public debt, outstanding, is $13.4 trillion ("Democratic decline," Comment & Analysis, Aug. 11). The American taxpayer is facing $61.9 trillion in unfunded federal government liabilities. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security present the greatest challenges. In the coming years, 78 million baby boomers will retire.
Eight months after he called for action on a string of stalled free-trade deals, the president battles fierce opposition from his own party and concerns over a rising trade deficit.
President Obama used the homey backdrop of a middle-class Ohio family's back yard Wednesday to try to show voters he shares their concerns about the economy, health care and Social Security.
Texas House officials criticized one of their own members Tuesday for billing both his campaign and taxpayers for the same travel expenses, saying the reimbursements might prompt an internal investigation, criminal probe or both.
I was disappointed in President Obama's challenge to Arizona's hotly debated immigration law and Judge Susan Bolton's preliminary ruling. To argue that it is unconstitutional for local law enforcement to be a legitimate partner in immigration enforcement is shortsighted. It is evidence of a lack of commitment to securing our borders and a lack of appreciation for the proper role of the states in supporting federal law enforcement priorities.