Better diplomacy than war, say Obama apologists, an adolescent response implying that all diplomacy is the same
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How does Swallow's alleged deleting of records factor in investigation?
Along with city elections and a few key national contests, the John Swallow investigation dominated political discussions last week. Here’s our take. Read more »
Among poor and working-class boys, the chances of climbing out of the low-end labor market — and of becoming reliable husbands and fathers — are looking worse and worse. Read more »
She who is about to become the most consequential woman in the history of American government will find it easier to be confirmed than it was to be nominated as the next chair of the Federal... Read more »
What is most destructive is the lack of empathy, callousness and even disdain that seem to prevail and are fueled by politicians who exploit and fan the flames of fear and anger for their personal... Read more »
Topic of the day: Adding sexual orientation and gender identity protection clauses to the Non-Discrimination Act
A round up of opinions from around the web on the changes to the Non-Discrimination Act adding protections for the LGBT community. Read more »
There’s no risk to jobs or wages, and fewer restrictions on immigration will help stimulate the economy. President Obama’s current legislation is not enough because the limits it... Read more »
In a speech before the Heritage Foundation in Washington last week, Lee eloquently made the case for developing a unifying conservative agenda. Read more »
Barack Obama's presidency has become a feast of failures whose proliferation protects their author from close scrutiny of any one of them. Read more »
Voters last week couldn’t have been clearer if they had stormed schools with pitchforks. Read more »
Another question that arises in my mind is what happens when we build all of these new schools and then 10 years from now after the initial influx we are left with underused buildings? Read more »
Only with serious changes will Utah Democrats be able to gain the trust of voters statewide. Read more »
Following the recent tea-party Tet Offensive -- tactically disastrous but symbolically important -- the Republican establishment has commenced counterinsurgency operations. Read more »
I was told they just wanted to show compassion for the LGBT community. How about compassion for the employees who don’t want to shower or use bathrooms with someone of the opposite sex? Read more »
In the '70s, the young man went to prison for possession of marijuana and amphetamines. Like a lot of kids, he was a dabbler and a bit of a fool, cocky and sure nothing would happen to him. He left... Read more »
Two analysts at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have produced an important study that should (but probably won't) alter the climate for Washington's stalemated budget debate. Read more »
Ms. Know-It-All, the anonymous political advice columnist whose identity remains a popular Georgetown cocktail party guessing game, is also known to live up to her title now and then. Read more »
Surely, the founders who wrote the Constitution did not contemplate having a small group of ideologues shut down the government because they could not get their way. Read more »
This week, the Obamacare O-ring froze for all the world to see: Thousands of cancelation letters went out to people who had been assured a dozen times that "If you like your health care plan,... Read more »
This directive has allowed the federal government to remake K-12 education in three years time without public knowledge, without using our representative form of government and without vetting the... Read more »
Our Botcher-in-Chief is searching for a fall gal to blame for the continuing train wreck that is Obamacare, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seems the likely pick. Read more »
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius shouldn’t be made a scapegoat for the Keystone Kops-like rollout of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act this fall. Read more »
If the law of the land allows corporations to spend unlimited money on politics, investors deserve to know when, why and how much. Read more »
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Better diplomacy than war, say Obama's apologists, an adolescent response implying that all diplomacy is the same, as if a diplomacy of capitulation is no different from a diplomacy of pressure. Read more »
The deep freeze gripping Utah has certainly not iced up political discussions. Our thoughts on current issues. Read more »
As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying -- and its weapons are of superior grade. Read more »
Michael E. Kraft: Yes, Congress should move quickly to pass comprehensive climate change legislation
Yes: Sweeping action shows the world that Ameirca is serious about deteriorating climate. Read more »
All families deserve access to affordable coverage. Health care in America should not be a privilege only for those wealthy enough to afford the continually rising costs. Read more »
The logic of nuclear deterrence has not yet failed in the 64 years since the world acquired its second nuclear power. Containment is the least awful response to Iran's coming nuclear capability. Read more »
With new technology, new knowledge and new problems, it’s critical lawmakers take the time to renew our criminal justice system for the 21st century. Read more »
Andrew Morriss: No, Congress should not move quickly to pass comprehensive climate change legislation
Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year Read more »
Finally, we are ready for the type of future George Jetson taught us to expect, but with a twist. George never had to worry about someone hacking Rosie, his maid, and getting her to steal his... Read more »
An earmark doesn’t require politicians to examine and weigh relative priorities or to hold public hearings. It doesn’t require any human beings at all. It could be, and in fact is,... Read more »
There is no question that voters were stripped of their right to participate in a fair and honest election when Swallow was elected. Voters deserve restitution. Read more »
Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. Read more »
Among our problems is a failure of economic language. We lack the words and concepts to describe observable reality. Read more »
One day, when a few bottled-up judicial nominees and a malfunctioning health care website are barely a memory, we will still be dealing with the toxic residue of this outbreak of authoritative... Read more »
Great sacrifices have been made throughout history to continue the rituals that enable individuals to remember who they are and what they belong to. Read more »
Senator Todd Weiler is considering proposing a constitutional amendment to make the attorney general's office an office appointed by the governor. That would be a mistake. Read more »
If you cannot settle the Christmas Day transition, imagine letting go of Christmas Eve and Day each year in the name of peace for your child. Imagine developing your own ritual of celebrating... Read more »
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