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The Ever-Shifting RINO Line

One of the more interesting byproducts of the Tea Party Movement and the ideological battles going on within the Republican Party is that the tolerance…

Time To End Supplemental Budgeting

The House has taken up a $30 billion supplemental appropriations bill to fund Afghanistan. However, the bill has ballooned to over $70 billon as the Democratic…

The State of U.S. Infrastructure: A Snapshot

We all want the infrastructure market to pick up dramatically and generate jobs, build productivity, and create competitiveness. But there is a yawning gap between…

In Plain Sight: A Look at the Russian Spy Ring

I peered nervously into my colleagues’ offices after reading this morning’s wrap-up of the Russian spy case: The operation, referred to by U.S. investigators as “the…

RIP Robert Byrd

It’s been a tough year for the Democratic tradition in the U.S. Senate, with the loss of Edward Kennedy and the solidification of the Almighty…

Dodd-Frank Hits and Misses

First the giant stimulus package, then the ambitious revamping of America’s health care delivery system. Now Congress, under the patient prodding of President Obama, is…

Learning from Eurostar, Where London Meets Paris

It’s a curious truth, though not yet widely understood, that we pay for high-speed rail whether we have it or not. We pay not only…

Why Do We Keep Passing All These Sanctions Anyway?

A few weeks ago, the United Nations Security Council approved what have widely been hailed as the most wide-ranging and effective sanctions package against Iran ever….

Ancient History

Bruce Bartlett has a column up in today’s Fiscal Times that drills home just how far the Republican Party has veered from the center over…

Six Things to Watch with Petraeus in Afghanistan

Now that Gen. McChrystal is about to add “(ret.)” after his name, let’s examine the implications of the transition to Gen. Petraeus. The Washington Post…