Newly-minted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a bit of a slash when she called for raising the top federal tax rate to 70 percent. It would apply, we are assured, only to the "super wealthy," and would help the government pay for a "Green New Deal."
The partial government shutdown has generated a number of headlines about those workers who are feeling the pinch from not getting their federal paychecks. We sympathize with those folks – they are caught in the middle of a policy fight.
President Trump made his case to the nation for the construction of a border barrier. Much of what the president said was not new, and some of his themes echoed statements he made as a candidate for the GOP nomination.
Democrats are now in charge of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. What are they doing with this new responsibility?
As the partial shutdown of the federal government rolls into its third week, something very interesting is happening at some national parks: private companies are stepping in to keep them operating:
Who is afraid of the Knights of Columbus? Turns out a couple of Democratic senators are. And they are willing to block the nomination of a Trump federal court nominee because of that nominee's membership in the charitable organization:
Parts of the federal government have been shut down since Dec. 21. While we are pleased to note the world continues to spin, there are those who believe that a day without all the government we can possibly get is a calamity. Don't buy the hype, folks:
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of one of the more important educational essays on the principles and power of free markets: "I, Pencil," by Leonard Reed. You can read the essay here -- and we urge you to do so.
The new year has barely gotten started and what do we discover in the headlines? Democrats declaring their intention to run for their party's 2020 presidential nomination.