House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued three public statements on Monday while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Spain.
The first and third profoundly contradicted the second -- in a way that can never be reconciled.
First, Pelosi spoke at an event where she concluded that we have a "moral responsibility to be good stewards"...Read more
"That the conduct of England with regard to America has been altogether unjustifiable."
This was the resolution the Debating Society at Marlborough College -- the British prep school later attended by the current Duchess of Cambridge -- took up on Oct. 23, 1865. Edward H. Moeran argued against the proposition and won -- with 18 judges voting ...Read more
If you read the text of the continuing resolution the House passed Tuesday to fund the federal government for a month, you will find an interesting passage on page 4.
"Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act," it says, "there is hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2020 for payment to Maya M. Rockeymoore, widow of Elijah Cummings, late a...Read more
"We came. We saw. He died."
So said then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she learned that Libyan rebels had killed Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.
Gadhafi and his regime were brought down by an insurrection that then-President Barack Obama backed with U.S. military action -- even though he did not have the constitutionally required ...Read more
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has voted to fund efforts to "enhance the border security" of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia while moving to deny all funding to build walls, fencing or any other structures to enhance the border security of the United States.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her lieutenants have their priorities.
The leaders of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate proved again this week that they favor a bigger federal government that spends and borrows more money.
Their timing was symbolically perfect.
On Friday afternoon, the government released the Monthly Treasury Statement for September, the last month of fiscal ...Read more
Federal spending programs that are "designed to transfer income ... to individuals or families" are set to hit a record $3,223,943,000,000 in fiscal 2020, according to projections published by the Office of Management and Budget.
These so-called "payments for individuals" (as the OMB calls them) are projected to account for 67.9% of all federal...Read more
Many Americans know Notre Dame as the place where Knute Rockne once coached the football team and George Gipp -- played by Ronald Reagan in the movie -- was his legendary halfback.
It should now also be noted as the place where Attorney General William P. Barr delivered one of the most important speeches any Cabinet official has given in recent...Read more
Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court.
"There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today," attorney David Cole told Gorsuch.
"Of course, there are," said Gorsuch.
Cole was in the court to represent a biological male who ...Read more
Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.
The survey's recently published Table R-1 for 2018 lists the average "detailed expenditure" of what the BLS calls "consumer units."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to convert Social Security into a program that unambiguously redistributes wealth.
Former President Franklin Roosevelt, founding father of the program, would be proud.
In a position statement posted on her campaign website, Warren is promising to give all Social Security recipients a $2,400 annual increase in ...Read more
The always-amiable Father Andrew Gilligan, who for many years taught Latin at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, wanted his students to remember some of the great passages from Virgil's "The Aeneid" long after they had forgotten the arcane rules of Latin grammar.
So, he gave us some to memorize.
One was: "Forsan et haec olim ...Read more