by | Feb 15, 2019

The omnibus budget deal to avert a shutdown includes $1.375 billion to construct 55 miles of barriers. The bill contains restrictions on use of funds for anything but the specific numbers, precluding the president from using money appropriated by Congress….

by | Jan 17, 2019

It is called the “State of the Union” address but that might as well be the “Shame of the Union.” The President of the United States, who is employed at the pleasure of the people, descending on the Capitol during…

by | Jan 17, 2019

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have much in common with the character Fortunato in Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado.” Having been lured into a political oubliette and chained to a wall, they are now being systematically…

by | Feb 16, 2018

Donald Trump’s budget contains several reforms aimed to save consumers money on prescription drugs. The proposal, whatever its merits, comes at an opportune time. An article published on Wednesday in Health Affairs by researchers affiliated with the Centers for Medicare…

by | Feb 1, 2018

Sacramento By most measures, Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech was a rollicking success. He was on script, upbeat and even warm, albeit a bit long-winded. Even when he talked about immigration, he took cues from Ronald Reagan by…

by | Jan 31, 2018

Donald Trump offered an olive branch. His opponents took it as a brickbat. The president’s first state of the union addressed offered a half-hour laundry list of accomplishments. He noted 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 in manufacturing. He touted…

by | Jan 31, 2018

Optimistic, measured, solemn, and stately, President Trump delivered a hopeful message reorienting America’s view of the world and view of itself. If you somehow missed the speech, it is worth watching in its entirety. A couple Twitter highlights in no…

by | Jan 31, 2018

In all of the media’s blather about bipartisanship, it never acknowledges the Democratic radicalism that makes any national unity impossible. No sooner had Trump finished the State of the Union Address — a speech that could have been delivered by any Democrat…

by | Jan 31, 2018

Donald Trump wants Americans to spend trillions on infrastructure and to stop spending trillions on prescription drugs. “One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs,” the president explained in Tuesday’s State of the Union address….

by | Jan 30, 2018

The media will make of the State of the Union speech what it will, which isn’t much, given the media agenda to discredit or oust the president delivering the speech. We might turn our eyes, briefly at least, in another…

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