Opinion

End Corporate Welfare

Corporations aren’t people, despite what the Supreme Court says, and they don’t need or deserve handouts. When corporations get special handouts from the government – subsidies and tax breaks – it costs you. It means you have to pay more…

Anticipatory Bribery

Washington has been rocked by the scandal of J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House, indicted on charges of violating banking laws by paying $1.7 million (as part of a $3.5 million agreement)…

Chris Christie Tries to Take On Hillary

Despite a homey backdrop — front porch, American flag, pots of red geraniums — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sounded like a street fighter Sunday morning on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” This time the notoriously aggressive governor was taking on…

State of Disaster

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. I don’t begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we’re…