1 hour 21 min ago
Context is everything
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The most recent mass shooting, this time at a Florida high school, has again inflamed debate over gun rights.

4 hours 48 min ago
Happy birthday, Mr. President
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"President's Day" is a federal holiday that masks the underlying reason the day is marked on the calendar: George Washington's birthday.

Fri, Feb 16, 2018
The Benjamins are waiting
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There is much to criticize in the President's budget plan, not the least of which is its freewheeling, trillion dollar deficits.

Thu, Feb 15, 2018
What could possibly go wrong?
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It's no secret that Democrats depend on union manpower and money for their campaigns. But what happens when those Democratic campaign workers decide to unionize?

Wed, Feb 14, 2018
She's baaack
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There are some politicians who simply refuse to acknowledge their time has passed, and it's best, for them and everyone else, if they move on. One of those who can't take the hint is Hillary Clinton.

Tue, Feb 13, 2018
You're not the bogeyman
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The news program 60 Minutes turned its gaze toward the concealed carry reciprocity bill moving its way through Congress

Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Don't weep for Andrew
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As official Washington continues its swirl over memoranda, we were interested to read this item about one the players in the Russia/Hillary email/

Mon, Feb 12, 2018
You didn't need that money anyway
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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney took to the airwaves over the weekend to

Fri, Feb 9, 2018
He is missed
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A Bloomberg article notes that the world of oil producers was recently turned upside down with the arrival in the United Arab Emirates of an American tanker filled with oil.

Thu, Feb 8, 2018
Get to work
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It looks like the federal government has avoided another shutdown, owing to an agreement that hikes spending over the next two years by roughly $300 billion. 

Tue, Feb 6, 2018
You're legal now
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The Illinois Supreme Court overturned a state law banning the carrying of a firearm within 1000 feet of a public park.

Tue, Feb 6, 2018
Swamp creatures are born that way
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In these posts, we sometimes use the term "political class" to describe the men and women who are elected to, or are otherwise a permanent part of, our government. Some choose to use the term "ruling class," which is a phrase that conjures images of an elite that rules by right.

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