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True Budget Hawks are Foreign Policy Doves

During my presidential campaigns, well-meaning supporters would sometimes suggest I stop emphasizing opposition to overseas intervention and focus on fiscal issues. I disregarded the advice, not only because adopting a noninterventionist foreign [...]

Texas bans red light (s)cameras

On Saturday, June 1, Texas. Gov. Greg. Abbott signed the bill banning red light cameras in Texas. Abbott said he was motivated to support the bill for several reasons: "No.1, privacy concerns. We think that the right to due process matters," [...]

This Week in Congress Update

Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 8 the Nancy PelosiPete King gun ban bill. The bill passed by a vote of 250-189. Eight Republicans voted for the bill: Vern Buchanan (FL-16) Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) Will Hurd [...]

Stan Lee versus the censors

Stan “The Man” Lee passed away on November 12 of last year at the age of 94. Lee was for years the main writer of Marvel comics, and he created, or helped create, many of the most iconic characters in comics, including Spiderman, the Hulk, [...]

Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing and Expexting a Different Result

After a week of insisting that a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina was going to happen, President Trump at the last minute sent out a Tweet explaining that due to a Russia/Ukraine dispute in the Sea of Azov he [...]

This Week in Congress: Part Two

Yesterday, the Senate rejected, by a vote of 4-92, an amendment to the Tax Treaty with Spain offered by Senator Rand Paul that would have required requested information on tax records be individual and relevant to an ongoing investigation. This [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate continues work on HR 268, the disaster supplemental spending bill. The $13 billion bill has run into controversy over the funding levels for aid to Puerto Rico, with President Trump wanting less funding while some Democrats want to [...]

William Barr: Enemy of the Constitution?

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding the second day of hearings on President Trumps nomination of William Barr as Attorney General. Barr previously served as Attorney General for President George H. W.Bush from 1991-1993. Barr has a long [...]

Health Care Horror

Writing about health care in the UK, Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute, writing in Forbes magazine, details some horror stories from the UK. What is terrifying is how many Americans want to bring this horror to our shores: [...]

This Week in Congress Wrap Up

Senator Rand Paul’s bill to deny arm sales to Bahrain was tabled by a vote of 77-21. You can see the vote here. Senator Paul delivered a must-watch speech on his bill here. I heard from a friend on Capitol Hill that House leadership was [...]