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by | Apr 24, 2019

Washington Over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal Brian Lamb, the founder of C-Span, tendered a Solomonic statement in his valedictory interview after some 40 years before the television cameras. Said Lamb, “Lying is the word that I would…

by | Apr 21, 2019

Washington Now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is out, it is time to salute the heroes. Mueller is not among them. He was a hero when he served in Vietnam. During his career as a prosecutor, he won the…

by | Nov 24, 2018

Now that another contentious election season has ended, it is time to shift back to legislative mode and revisit important issues that have waited their turn. Congress has been polarized in recent years, but one reform effort in particular will…

by | Nov 8, 2018

Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after the midterm election, President Trump has requested and accepted Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. By his unnecessary and silly recusal from all things Russian, Sessions had gelded himself and left…

by | Oct 3, 2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it’s suing California over its new net neutrality bill, which placed regulations on internet service providers (ISPs) that went well beyond what the former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules imposed. “Once again the…

by | Sep 17, 2018

Just two weeks shy of 77 years after Neville Chamberlain returned from his Munich meeting with Adolf Hitler, waving an agreement he said guaranteed “peace for our time,” then-president Barack Obama proclaimed that his new deal with Iran would block…

by | Jun 18, 2018

Political spinning about the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s report that came out last Thursday is all about shiny bits and pieces of the report. It misses the events outside the report’s four corners that magnify its importance tenfold. Let’s…

by | Jun 13, 2018

As the rhetoric ratchets up after President Trump said he’ll likely support efforts in Congress to end the federal ban on marijuana, the passage of such a law could have unintended side benefits — helping to curb civil asset forfeiture….

by | Jun 1, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is seeing green. He wants to legalize industrial hemp, a highly versatile derivative of the cannabis plant, and that’s great news for consumers and entrepreneurs. He’s been joined in the fight by his fellow Kentuckian…

by | Apr 8, 2018

Washington President Donald Trump wants to help federal inmates “who have served their time get a second chance.” That’s what he said in his 2018 State of the Union address. Thank Trump’s senior aide and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, not his…

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