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Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump's challenges ...
December 1, 2016
An Issue We Should No Longer Ignore
Americans understand that our nation's strength and security depend on its fiscal health. This may not be foremost ...
October 31, 2016
Do the Debates Help Us Choose Wisely?
We're in the middle of the presidential debates, and, not surprisingly, they're drawing viewers in great numbers. The ...
October 17, 2016
A Sobering Look Beyond the Election
This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don't know what's going to happen tomorrow, ...
October 3, 2016
Why This Democrat Wants a Strong Republican Party
I've been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party's values, I'm pleased when its candidates ...
September 19, 2016
Social Media’s Challenge to Democracy
Our political process has proved resilient over centuries, and has served us well. But social media pose a ...
September 4, 2016
The Media’s Responsibility to Our Democracy
Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all ...
August 20, 2016
What Does Congress Need? Your Attention!
Now that the conventions are over, I know that all eyes are on the fall presidential campaign. But ...
August 8, 2016
Where the Election Stands
The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican ...
July 25, 2016
What They’re Fighting Over
As Americans we have an odd attitude toward the presidency.
July 11, 2016
For Those Eligible, Voting Should Be Easy
The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different.
June 22, 2016
What It Takes to Be an Effective Citizen
It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single ...
June 9, 2016
The Case for Limited Government
It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan's first inaugural speech as president—the one in which he said, ...
May 26, 2016
Those Who Know Congress Best Are Shaking Their Heads
We want the institution itself to succeed and thrive. These days, it’s doing neither.
May 11, 2016
It’s Getting Harder to Govern, and It’s Not Just Politicians’s Fault
We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here's one thing that's almost ...
April 28, 2016
Beyond Transparency, We Need Accountability
Dodging responsibility has been raised to an art form.
April 14, 2016
There’s Too Much Secrecy in Government
We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most ...
March 30, 2016
Before You Reject the System, Understand It
If there’s a theme that sets this political season apart, it’s the voters’ utter disdain for most of ...
March 16, 2016
To Find Hope, Look Around You
These are very unhappy times in Washington. Relations between the executive and legislative branches are not just sour, ...
March 2, 2016
The Missing Half of Congress’s Job
Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss serving in Congress. My stock answer is that no, ...
February 17, 2016
How to Tell if Congress Is Working Again
There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again.
February 3, 2016
What It Will Take to Address Income Inequality
When the history of this year’s presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be ...
January 20, 2016
Government Needs to Work Better
Whoever wins next November’s presidential election, it’s a sure bet that at some point he or she will ...
January 6, 2016
A Very Tough Job
You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out.
December 24, 2015
Sadly, Congress Seems Okay With Being Weak
Not many people outside of Capitol Hill paid attention last month when the congressional leadership released next year’s ...
December 9, 2015
Members of Congress Need to Spend More Time on Capitol Hill
The array of tough issues that face Congress can't be dealt with by part-time legislators. Which is what ...
November 25, 2015
Washington’s Latest Deal: Little Cause for Celebration
You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast ...
November 11, 2015
Trump Cuts Off Infrastructure Talks With Democrats, Demands End to Investigations
MS-13 Teens Arrested for Murder After Being Released Under Sanctuary Policy
Viral Video Appears to Show Man Taking Bath in Kitchen Sink at Wendy’s
Documenting Persecution: Videos of Torture Victims Smuggled out of Chinese Prison
Texas Border Patrol Facility Suspends Migrant Intake Over Flu-Related Illness Outbreak
Chinese Companies Deprive Locals of Livelihood in Small-Scale Mining in Africa
, Special to The Epoch Times
British Steel Risks Collapse With 25,000 Jobs at Stake
Netherlands Probing If Huawei Is Using ‘Secret Back Doors’ to Customer Data and Spying for Beijing, Report Says
, Special to The Epoch Times
Man Accused of Murder in New Zealand Shootings Also Charged With Terrorist Act
Facebook Singled Out Candace Owens for Scrutiny, Potential Ban, Internal Document Indicates