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VA ‘situation’ isn’t fixed with loss of ‘distraction’

June 12, 2014 When President Barack Obama's Veterans Affairs secretary, Eric Shinseki, announced his resignation last week, the president said "the VA needs new leadership," in order to address the systemic... more »»

Only Congress can stop Obama’s war on coal industry

June 11, 2014 It has become perfectly clear that President Barack Obama’s goal is to shut down coal-fired power plants — whether doing so is essential in battling climate change or not. more »»

So-called economic progress is just an illusion

June 10, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degrees. more »»

Lack of penalties hinders reform

June 9, 2014 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shabby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

Obamacare is progressing from train wreck to total meltdown

June 7, 2014 A health insurance company that notified one-fourth of its customers their rates might go up or they might not get coverage at all because of an in-office mistake with records might well pay the... more »»

Obama needs to reverse course on U.S. space program

June 6, 2014 At one time, Americans would have been able to laugh off a thinly veiled threat last week by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. No more, thanks to President Barack Obam. more »»

Obama, Holder unfairly targeting businesses they don’t like

June 5, 2014 One old warning about totalitarian regimes cautions they can harm you solely because dictators and their lackeys don’t like the way you comb your hair. more »»

Time to leverage our energy wealth

June 4, 2014 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»

VA buck shouldn’t stop with Shinseki

June 3, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should no. more »»

Conservatives are not the only ones with deep pockets

May 31, 2014 Climate change alarmists are fond of insisting one thing blocking the draconian regulations they want is conservative big spenders. Not really. more »»

VA finally shifting focus to helping veterans first

May 30, 2014 As more and more reports pour in of neglect endangering veterans — and sometimes costing them their lives — at Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities, the agency finally is looking... more »»

Whether by Congress or Obama, Keystone XL needs green light

May 29, 2014 Oil prices are back above $100 a barrel, and that will hit U.S. motorists at the gasoline pumps. The most recent price increase, to $103.04 a barrel for benchmark U.S. more »»

STEM-ing the tide will require input from teachers

May 28, 2014 Every year, U.S. businesses with job openings for technology specialists resort to hiring thousands of bright young foreigners to fill them. more »»

House should act to keep Highway Trust Fund solvent

May 27, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Obama’s pledge to fix VA problems can’t be forgotten

May 23, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Strong copyright law supports journalism, informed communities

May 22, 2014 Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. more »»

Real help is needed against Boko Haram

May 21, 2014 It took headlines about nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls for the U.S. to offer that country help in fighting the Boko Haram terrorists responsible. more »»

VA brouhaha demands a deep investigation

May 20, 2014 No wonder so many veterans of military service have lost all faith in promises made by the government they defended. more »»

Environmental fines? Depends on who you are

May 17, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

Much closer look needed at EITC

May 16, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

 
 
 

 

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