Thomas R. Eddlem
The primary victory of Randolph-Macon College Economics Professor David Brat over sitting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will make the voting pattern of the district more constitutionally oriented, but David Brat's public pronouncements reveal it's still too early to tell how much better he will be.
The IRS broke federal law in not reporting Lois Lerner's hard drive failure and the loss of e-mail demanded by Congress, a federal archivist told the House Oversight Committee June 24.
The liberal-left faithful want everyone to repeat their mantra: The radical Right is buying American elections, and they are all Jew-hating, Nazi-wannabes. But this mantra is as untrue as the evidence in Citizen Koch is lacking.
President Obama privately told congressional leaders he didn't need permission from them to send approximately 300 additional soldier/advisors to help the Iraqi government battle ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) rebels before announcing the decision in a June 19 press conference.
A proposed constitutional amendment by Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) to give Congress the unlimited power to criminalize political speech has political roots that date back to the 1798 Sedition Act, as senators promoting the amendment are using virtually identical rhetoric as congressmen who advocated passage of the Sedition Act.
The May 28 release of a scathing Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General report on dishonest scheduling practices at the VA clinics in the Phoenix, Arizona, area has produced calls for — and reports of — investigations for criminal prosecution of the rogue officials who wrote the fraudulent reports.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act in gutted form May 22, forcing most of its original sponsors to vote against the legislation. The House passed the bill by a 303-121 vote, with a majority in both parties favoring passage.
Proponents of utilizing Article V of the U.S. Constitution to convene a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution claim that a well-worded resolution by state legislatures would not go awry because such a runaway convention is “unprecedented.” They've got their history wrong.
The emerging cover-up of long waiting periods for care at Veterans Administration hospitals has burgeoned into national news in recent weeks, with “secret waiting lists” being exposed in half a dozen or more locations and President Obama calling for an inspector-general inquiry into the matter.
Michigan Congressman Justin Amash has introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2015 that would ban bulk NSA surveillance of Americans.