Politics

Marco Rubio is damaged goods

Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio would make for a strong Senate candidate in Florida. Marco Rubio is damaged goods, and should he flip-flop on his retirement plans, he’ll face a difficult path to victory this November.  

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The costly pursuit of citizenship

As a nation, we want people who own the American dream, not just rent it.

And, as we all know, the difference between being an owner and a renter often comes down to price.

So it serves our national interest if the privilege of U.S....

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A pivotal moment for LGBT equality

A bipartisan group of 116 lawmakers on Capitol Hill last month signed a letter calling for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the most-sweeping, federal lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legislation ever considered.  The...

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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.

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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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