On November 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rulemaking on ethanol that is having shattering repercussions throughout the energy world.
The good news is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its newly minted Chariman Tom Wheeler are in the midst of once-in-a-generation process to redo the public airwaves and help solve problems like a dropped call in an elevator.
It is past time to debunk the persistent myth that medical imaging is driving skyrocketing Medicare expenditures.
Those with the fortitude to peruse this hefty volume will notice that among the industrialized nations in the PwC report, the United States has the highest corporate tax rate on earth.
The Senate’s dramatic curtailing of filibuster use for executive and judicial nominees is a substantial break with the past. But most commentators have failed to note that the filibuster in its current form is itself a relatively recent development. The ‘modern’ filibuster, too, has design flaws that have contributed to unprecedented levels of obstruction in recent years. Because last week’s change in the filibuster rules applies only to nominees, these flaws will continue to threaten the Senate’s ability to pass legislation and govern.
The recent government shutdown showed the enormity of the economic repercussions that can result– especially for small businesses—when Congress puts politics before its responsibility to govern.
Central Asia is to China what Eastern Europe was to Russia. It is the first step. So why then, are we handing it to China?
The sexual assault epidemic in today’s military is appalling and threatens the safety of all of our brave men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our nation. In a nation that has been at war for over 12 years, it significantly undercuts military readiness.
The Senate's recent action to eliminate filibusters for most presidential nominees, which effectively lowers the number of votes required for the confirmation of most presidential appointees, clears the way for Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to be approved as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It also opens the door for the immediate reform of the U.S. housing finance system.
It is no secret that the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is broken. The real question is how broken is it?