Our rash defense cuts may cost us more in the long run, writes a distinguished congressionally appointed panel, as “each service is experiencing degradations in so many areas at once…at a time of growing security challenges”—and “the longer readiness is allowed to deteriorate, the more money will be required to restore it.”
The House has a chance to advance an 80-10 issue that’s anti-Obamacare, anti-cronyism, and pro-rule-of-law.
The most powerful branch of government should not go running to the weakest branch when its powers are usurped by a lawless executive; rather, it should respect doctrines of standing, not try to transform the Court into a resolver of political controversies in the absence of proper cases, and use its own powers to defend its turf.
Under a winning alternative, costs would drop, liberty would be secured, and any American who wants to buy health insurance would be able to do so.
While many libertarians want to take criminal-justice reform too far, there’s no reason why the Department of Homeland Security should be outfitting local police forces like military combat units.
The New York Times and other advocates of marijuana legalization are peddling fictional claims about addiction while ignoring the clear warnings of current science, which shows that pot-smoking actually changes the brains of users—especially young users—in a way that alcohol does not.
Bills introduced by Sen. Cruz and Rep. Blackburn would help stop President Obama’s extraordinary efforts to nullify federal immigration laws—by banning his administration from printing work permits for people who aren’t legally authorized to be in the United States.
While President Obama vilifies his insurance allies in public, he secures taxpayer-funded bailouts for them in private.
If President Obama unilaterally and lawlessly grants amnesty and work permits for 5-6 million illegal immigrants, it “could well be the most extreme act of executive overreach ever attempted by an American president in peacetime.”