Politics

A better way to elect public servants

I am a fourth generation descendant of a combative frontier lawyer who helped establish much of the early law in our state. When he encountered something that didn’t make sense to him, he challenged it. Perhaps a bit of him lives on in me. When I...

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The disorderly order of presidential succession

In the upcoming television series Designated Survivor, a massive terrorist attack elevates an obscure Cabinet Secretary to the Presidency. In real life, there is a far more likely and highly troubling presidential succession scenario....

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Congress must avoid temptation of extended CR

This Fall, our congressional leaders have an important opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to change. We all know that putting federal funding on “auto-pilot” through massive bills known as...

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Don’t ground the American economy

Here we go again. With the end of the fiscal year looming, Congress is making noise about shutting down the federal government. While it looks like Washington may figure out a short-term spending bill to keep the government open we know this...

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House conservatives are winning

If one listens to the narrative advanced by rent-seeking, parasitic Washington political establishment, conservatives were “trounced,” as one publication put it, in Republican congressional primaries this cycle. This...

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Bipartisanship solves versus divides our nation

Today’s political environment is intensely polarized along partisan lines.  The resulting gridlock has dismayed the public, undermining their support for government and bringing their respect for Congress to its lowest level...

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Enough bickering, time to stay focused on important issues:

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested that his party may attempt to dispose of the filibuster next Congress if Democrats win a majority of Senate seats this November.

It goes without saying that this is a short-...

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