Perhaps the most we’ve ever collectively thought of the nation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) – was in 1981, when newly minted President Ronald Reagan had to deal with an ATC union strike. The ATC was demanding seventeen times more than the amount of money and benefits – than was in the deal to which they had just agreed. (A deal that | Read More »
During the debate over the Republicans’ unsuccessful push to repeal and replace Obamacare this summer, thousands of activists across the country held rallies, attended town hall meetings and staged protests in an effort to stop the GOP. News coverage regularly featured protesters from the disability community, many of whom would have been affected by potential […]
For decades now, all of America’s major institutions – have been broadly, unquestionably Leftist, and rigidly opposed to any deviance from the entrenched doctrine. Colleges and universities, Hollywood and entertainment, the Sciences and the News Media – all deeply in Leftism’s thrall. And then there is the Silicon Valley – now the biggest, baddest, broadest institution of them all. Because of their dominance of the | Read More »
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Since 2015, according to a new Pew Research Center poll, Republicans’ attitudes toward colleges and universities have become much more negative. The poll found that the number of Republicans who believe colleges have a “positive impact on the way things are going in the country” dropped from 54 percent in 2015 to 36 percent in […]
Remember the overtime-session, hanging chad, 2000 George W. Bush v Al Gore presidential election? Where it all came down to Florida – and Gore unsuccessfully sued to overturn the Sunshine State’s certification of Bush as its winner? I remember. I was working on the Bush side of the ledger – in Austin, Texas. Part of the decade I spent living in the Live Music Capital | Read More »
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One hundred years ago today, by a bipartisan vote of 65 to 20, the U.S. Senate submitted to the states what would become the Eighteenth Amendment. A century on, the common understanding of the Prohibition Era is based more on folklore than fact. Many believe that temperance was about right-wing “Bible-thumpers” dictating to everyone “thou shalt […]
Earlier this week, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, the parents of Charlie Gard, announced their heartbreaking decision to stop seeking treatment on his behalf. As Chris Gard said at the time, “We’ve decided it’s no longer in Charlie’s best interest to pursue treatment and we’ll let our son go to be with the angels.” Sadly, the news came yesterday that Charlie has indeed joined the angels. | Read More »
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No abuse, no neglect. Just bad IQs.
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On Jan. 20, 1984, Margaret Thatcher issued an order to Jim Hacker, a member of her Cabinet, and Sir Humphrey Appleby, a senior bureaucrat. She wanted to purge the government of everyone with a qualification in economics. “What are your degrees?” Thatcher asked Sir Humphrey. “Politics and …” Sir Humphrey trailed off. “Yes?” Thatcher insisted. […]
After seven years of promising to repeal Obamacare, Republicans expected that taking control of the two elected branches of government would make reaching that goal simple. With their latest stumble in doing so, we can draw two important lessons. First, judging policy packages by their partisan wrappers rather than their actual parts can be a […]