A Giant Waste of Time

“Did we really need to shut down the federal government for five hours?” If every single member of Congress isn’t asking themselves that question this morning, then they should re-evaluate what they’re doing with their political careers. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky decided he would hold up all votes on a deal to keep the […]

The State of The Union is Weird

I posed the question to a few friends last week. Some of them were liberal, some moderate, and a couple were to the right of Barry Goldwater’s ghost. I asked them “in one word, what is the state of the union?” One said “chaos,” one said “divided,” another said “stronger than ever” (so much for […]

The GOP’s Tax Plan Pickle

I’ve been in a few offices of Congressional Republicans that have devoted a screen to a running ticker of the national debt. You can find similar charts all over the internet of small government advocacy organizations. GOP Leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have said reforming (i.e. cutting) taxes […]