The Senate’s Weapons of Mass Distraction

There are just three weeks on the legislative calendar before November, and Democrats plan to spend all of them fixing the nonexistent “crisis of contraception.” The world is literally falling to pieces, along with the U.S. economy, and liberals think we’re obsessed with social issues? Democratic liberals think the future of the free world hinges […]

Cut Saturday Mail to Fund Highways?

The Highway Trust Fund will be out of money in a few months, mainly because Congress insists on spending more than it takes in. To avert this supposed crisis, Republican leaders are proposing to cut Saturday deliveries of mail and use the savings to replenish the trust fund. There’s actually a tiny grain of Constitutional sense behind […]

Obama immigration policy ‘reckless and irresponsible’

While an unprecedented number of illegal alien minors surge across the border – incentivized by lax enforcement and promises of amnesty – the Obama administration has just announced it is expanding a program that defers the deportation of illegal aliens. In June of 2012, the Obama administration bypassed Congress with an executive action that put into place […]

The Russia–China Pipeline

Is anyone else scared to death about this week’s announcement out of Beijing that China and Russia have agreed to a 30-year natural-gas deal? The agreement means the building of hundreds of miles of pipelines to feed cheap Siberian gas to China. President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir Putin of Russia met in […]

How VA Hospitals Are a Government-run Disaster

The news is shocking: Patients dying on the waiting list for government-provided healthcare. But this is not a report from Canada or the British National Health Service. It’s right here in America, in the health system administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The problems first surfaced in Phoenix, where the wait to receive care […]

Is America’s Air Force dying?

America’s Air Force is quickly shrinking before the nation’s eyes. Optimistic aircraft-purchase quantities are unlikely to materialize in the near-term, and the service’s upcoming “bow wave” of aircraft buys will come at the worst possible time, in the early 2020’s, when all other federal spending will squeeze defense budgets further and faster. All this in […]