The Washington Post reports that President Obama is pushing banks to make home loans for people who currently don’t qualify. Haven’t we been living in this bad movie for the past six years?Obama’s idea is a Groundhog Day-like sequel where the government compels a now quasi-nationalized lending industry to give loans to people who have a [...]
When I heard Dr. Ben Carson, the latest rightist flavor of the minute (rightist flavors come and go in minutes these days) whine about the supposedly evil, vicious, white, liberal racists who are picking on poor Dr. Carson, I immediately thought that with Leno and Fallon competing to host NBC's "The Tonight Show," perhaps Carson was throwing his [...]
Recently, residents in all 50 states have registered secession requests from the federal government. Sixteen states are studying the creation of their own currencies. States have taken their own initiatives on gun control, abortion, the National Defense Authorization Act and other issues. Lakota Indians in The Dakotas have declared their own [...]
The Hill's A.B. Stoddard answers your questions on the prospects for gun control legislation, the sequester fallout and the debate over gay marriage.
It's always darkest before the dawn — or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is losing his nerve.
Not long ago Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was questioning the patriotism of Secretary of Defense and war hero Chuck Hagel.Then last week, Dr. Ben Carson was apologizing for comments on Fox News seeming to compare being gay to bestiality and pedophilia, not long after he became the darling of the right for making insulting, partisan comments against [...]
“We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee / We don’t take our trips on LSD /We don’t burn our draft cards down on Main Street /We like livin’ right, and bein’ free.” —“Okie from Muskogee,” Merle Haggard, 1969These days, The Hag likes to suggest that he and Willie Nelson fired up a jumbo with Hillary Clinton, but back in 1969 [...]
It was a big week for Republicans. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), dubbed by some the "savior" of the GOP, continued his policy of pandering by joining the ubiquitous Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and the ubiquitous Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in their latest filibuster, aimed at allowing the next mass murderer to escape background checks before killing more kids.