Legislators abuse the emergency label to push through spending that would otherwise violate budget constraints.
George W. Bush
Surveilling American citizens without due process, separating undocumented children from their parents, the TSA—the DHS has been a failure.
Thanks, but we lived through the lies of their administrations that they used to sell us war and intrusive government meddling in health care.
The long, weird history of partisan electoral shenanigans
It would signal that the transportation future involves decentralization and rapid change rather than Washington-style command-and-control.
They give an edge to big companies that have no problems accessing capital and whose executives are often well-connected with politicians.
Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling, while Republicans occasionally remember they're against big government spending.
Taxing the Rich Isn't Enough to Pay for Democrats' Welfare State. They'll Need To Soak the Middle Class Too.
There simply aren't enough rich people to finance all the new spending.
History is repeating itself in ways that we, and our kids, will live to regret.
"You don’t get to lose a war and expect the result to look like you won it," says the author of Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy.
The foreign policy author and podcast host discusses Joe Biden's withdrawal and how to fix U.S. foreign policy.
I witnessed firsthand how U.S. actions that favored one group inevitably angered another, which is why the war is an endless game of whack-a-mole.
"The best aspect of the Trump foreign policy is that he has revealed the mind of the foreign policy establishment," says historian Thaddeus Russell. "The worst part... he's a mass murderer just like the rest of them."
"When I say, 'Be kind to one another,' I don't mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn't matter."
The impeachment process will be nasty, brutish, and long. It also won't cure the problem of expansive government.
For many of the president's biggest supporters, pushing back against "Trump Derangement Syndrome" is their raison d'être.
The president's policy of separating families at the border is wrong, but he's enabled by a lack of legislative action dating back decades.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey apologized for eating at Chick-fil-A. What does that have to do with Donald Trump? Plenty.
Trump's Syria-related tweet once again betrays a terrifying lack of historical awareness.
Border Patrol guards average just two illegal-immigrant apprehensions per month; they don't need reinforcements.
U.S. presidents like to go looking for dragons to slay.
Fiscal hawks, from their perch in the wilderness, predict we may again see 13-digit deficits as soon as next year
Many of the underlying sentiments that made the statist post-9/11 bipartisan consensus possible are still in Washington, ready to be exploited.
Trying to minimize those divisions isn't very democratic.
Tribalism today, tribalism tomorrow, tribalism forever!
Instead of permanent tax reform we get temporary taxcut-and-spend, again.
The dissonance between the countries the Trump EO primarily affects and countries associated with 9/11 is embedded in U.S. foreign policy.
Al Gore Wouldn't Have Invaded Iraq, Third Parties are a Threat to Democracy, and Other New York Times Delusions
Incorrect conventional wisdom never dies.
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence on the Carrier Deal: 'The Free Market Has Been Sorting It Out and America's Been Losing.'
The GOP drops the pretense of being a free-market party.
The NSEERS program screened more than 93,000 immigrants over nine years but failed to catch a single potential terrorist.
Malia Obama Allegedly Smoking Pot Isn't a Big Deal, President Obama's Foot-Dragging on Marijuana Reform Is
Misdemeanor drug convictions can still ruin young people's present and cripple their future.
More than 12 times as many Florida Democrats rejected Al Gore in favor of Bush than they did for Nader.
Not yet, anyway