Politics

The only $10 billion the Government refuses to spend

The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund – an account which collects an excise tax assessed to shippers on all waterborne commerce (except exports) – is flush with cash; $10 billion of it. This money is set aside specifically for harbor maintenance...

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Thankful for my clemency, hoping for greater change

In 1994, I was sentenced to die in prison. I was 24 years old. I was a high-school graduate from a two-parent family who grew up on Chicago’s Southside. My mother was a nurse. My father worked for 40 years at a local grocery store before he...

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Why military chaplains need the Russell Amendment

This week, the House Rules Committee will consider the so-called Russell Amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a provision that would apply the religious exemption of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to federal...

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Stop grousin' around

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A Utah Congressman is trying to use a chicken to hijack the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

It’s not a joke. Once more Rep. Rob Bishop (Ut-1) has decided to meddle with the NDAA, the...

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A positive agenda for Republicans

If we as Republicans are unable to offer positive, clearly expressed solutions to the pressing challenges Americans face today, the same Democrats which gave us Obamacare, Dodd-Frank and other detrimental legislation and regulations are more than...

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New York: Do the right thing; Adopt an open primary system

After the fallout of the New York presidential primary last week, and the ensuing insanity -- revelations of purged voter records, protests at New York City Hall, a lawsuit calling for an emergency open primary and an investigation of the New...

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GOP faces existential threat

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

The Republican Party faces a nightmare.  Two presidential candidates remain with a chance of being nominated on the first or second ballot, New York billionaire Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  Cruz has no chance on the first,...

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Why I'm angry

One of the things we have learned in the current Presidential campaign is that there are a lot of angry people out there. As it turns out, most of them are white and male, and a lot of them are old. In other words, they’re me. So, I confess. I’m...

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