Politics

Time to end the fight over GMO labeling

Once again, the debate over labeling foods commonly called “GMO” has reached a fevered pitch. Some states continue to attempt to pass (or have already passed) local labeling laws.   At the Federal level legislation has been introduced that...

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Will Ted Cruz let it go?

After suspending his campaign earlier this month, Ted Cruz is facing two major decisions. First, will he endorse Donald Trump, a candidate he once called a “pathological liar”? Second, what will he do with the roughly $8 million in his campaign...

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Why didn’t Republicans invite the IG to the IRS hearings?

When Republicans launched their investigation of the so-called IRS targeting scandal, they relied on one key official to lead the charge—Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA.
 
Mr. George was...

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ATC: The worst may be yet to come

 

There is currently a dangerous effort underway to privatize our air nation’s traffic control system.  Any consumer who boards a plane regularly or in any way depends on air service should be extremely concerned.

This...

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Speaker Ryan's Puerto Rico legislation is not a bailout

The word “bailout” can prompt an immediate, visceral reaction – especially after the events of 2008, when billions of taxpayer dollars were transferred from the government to private companies such as AIG.  The label is now so toxic that...

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Don't let the tail wag the elephant

As a lifelong Republican, who has always been realistic on social issues and conservative on fiscal and governmental issues, I would be deeply dismayed if we lost control of Congress because Republican hardliners in the Senate, blinded by...

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No time for weaker antitrust enforcement

In the complicated world of music licensing there is a disturbing trend – even though there is clear evidence that publishers are exercising market power and consumers are paying more – many self-interested parties are currently lobbying the...

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