The Oct. 12 editorial calls for road and bridge repair with perhaps a 5-cent state gas tax increase.
Is it time the U.S. Congress consider reducing its size? Should the House be 218 members and the Senate 50 members?
Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to …
The Declaration of Independence recognizes that all men are created equal by God with rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet one major political party historically fought against equal rights for blacks and voted against acknowledging God in its 2012 national convention.
In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. As part of what he termed a “year of action,” the president also made it clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, states, cities, counties and b…
Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.
Gutless cowards is now another term for the despicable political gridlock of our Congress today. Mostly through Republican obstructionism, this inept Congress has fought everything President Barack Obama has proposed, even if they suggested it previously.
In his speech outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and C…
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that have too much influence."
Over the next decade, more than half of America’s economic growth is expected to come from the fields of science and technology.
Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. Capitol with the tagline, “See America: L…
CINCINNATI (AP) — Many of the nation's citizen-soldiers, whose motto is "Always Ready, Always There," won't be at regular training drills this weekend because of a federal funding shortfall.
Congress accepts bribes (called “campaign donations”) to pass legislation corporations write for their own profit.
“Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”
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Let’s ponder “our children” and “their children.”
INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier congressman who aspires to a House leadership post is perpetuating the unsubstantiated claim by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, that Central American children immigrating to the United States might be carrying the Ebola virus.
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Gov. Mike Pence didn't mince words last week in a letter to President Barack Obama about his "profound concern about the federal government's mishandling" of the rising number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the U.S. border.
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