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Democracy and Power 109: The Legislature - Majority ControlsA professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker. —H.L. MenchenAs a member of a legislative body, it is nearly impossible for an individual politician to advance their legislation by themselves. A successful politician must be in the majority or needed by the majority.
Not merely content with holding this year's position as the least business-friendly state in the nation, or ranking dead last for business tax climate, or even being named to the Top 10 list of states that Forbes considers to be in an economic "
Activists Gather at FreedomWorks HQ for Post Election Fly-In
During the first weekend of December, more than 100 activists from 19 states descended on FreedomWorks headquarters for our post-election Fly-In. FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe began the weekend by thanking the audience for showing the resolve to keep fighting for liberty in spite of disappointing results on Election Day.
Letter to Speaker Boehner: Restore Fiscal Conservatives to Their Committees
Teachers are given the incredible responsibility of educating children. Around the world, parents entrust these men and women to spend their days educating children with the expectation that they will stick to the curriculum and leave personal beliefs at home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Taxes hikes are a distraction. It is all about spending.Barack Obama is a master magician. The great ones keep your attention focused on their right hand while they pick your pocket with their left. For a lawyer who voluntarily surrendered his law license, Barack Obama has proven an exceptional ability to frame the public debate.
In 1953, a tradition began in Santa Monica, California. Nativity scenes were displayed in Palisades Park at Christmas time, earning Santa Monica the nickname “City of the Christmas Story.” Now, after a bitter dispute over free speech, that nickname has come to an end.
I’m trying to help a relative get out of a bad fix.He makes $50,000 a year, but Sam has $54,000 (!) of debt on his credit cards. Worse still, he just showed us plans for a $7,500 cruise next year. “Don’t sweat it,” he said, “I still have room on my Visa!” Crazy, right?
Speaker Boehner Removing Fiscal Conservatives From Committees
In the final days before the start of the new Congress, House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican establishment are quietly purging strong fiscal conservatives from prominent budget and finance committees.