The media reported that the sit-in had something to do with legislation to curb terrorist violence. The media got it wrong.
McCain and Cruz are fighting again — this time over whether to register women for the draft. The dispute is a symptom of using the National Defense Authorization Act to advance the growth of government, instead of simply to provide for the national defense.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to reform the civil asset forfeiture process, making it harder for law enforcement to confiscate property and easier for owners to recover their confiscated property.
Two Senate bills have been amended to give the FBI its long-sought power to search Americans' e-mails, and possibly their web-browsing history, without a warrant.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its potential involvement in the terrorist attacks, despite threats of economic retaliation from the Saudi government. Though the legislation has bipartisan support, it faces threat of a veto from President Obama.
The U.S. government will soon owe more than the entire economy produces, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told the Senate Budget Committee recently.
The second shoe has dropped. Now that the Obama administration has opened combat roles to women, the next step is to include women in the draft.
Margaret Thatcher was right. Welfare schemes fail when they run out of other peoples' money. The CBO gives some background on the failing Social Security program. by Bob Adelmann