This Week in Congress

The Senate has begun working on S.J. Res. 54, the resolution ending U.S. involvement in Yemen. The final votes will occur later today, after a “vote-a-rama” where senators can offer amendments as long as it deals with U.S. policy. Senator [...]

It's a CRISIS!

I just learned that today the Senate will vote on legislation overturning the Trump administration’s regulation forbidding the IRS from demanding the names of Campaign for Liberty’s supporters. The vote will be in just a few hours, so [...]


Remember when the House leadership squashed a vote on a resolution ending US involvement in Yemen by removing it’s privileged status? Well, the leaders of that resolution have reintroduced it as H.Con.Res.142 and I just heard from a friend [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

Oops Doing It Again

The congressional leadership is trying to ram through the $900 billion, 800 page farm bill this week. The Senate passed it yesterday and today the House is expected to vote on it. The rule for the bill has a provision that would allow the [...]

Too Much Partisanship in Washington? No, Too Much Bipartisanship!

Washington is once again gripped by the specter of a government shutdown, as Congress and President Trump negotiate an end-of-year spending deal. A main issue of contention is funding for President Trump’s border wall. Sadly, but not [...]

Worse Than Canada

If you’re still spooked by yesterday’s post on the horrors  of the UK’s socialized health care system then you may want to pass on today’s entry. Ryan McMaken of the Mises Institute looks at three ways that Bernie Sander’s “Medicare [...]

This Week in Congress

The House has canceled all votes for the week because of the funeral of President George H. W. Bush. They will be passing a one-week continuing resolution to keep the government open while they work on finalizing the spending bills for the year. [...]

This Week in Congress Wrap-up

Here are the 14 Republicans who took the politically dangerous step of voting against their own party on an issue of foreign policy by voting to discharge SJRes 1364, which ends U.S. military involvement in Yemen: Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Bill [...]