|01/20/2022 07:50 AM|
|Defiant, Unapologetic: Biden's Marathon Presser|
President Biden, frustrated but defiant in the face of layered domestic and international crises, held forth for nearly two hours Wednesday in just his second solo press conference at the White House, breaking historic records while blaming Republicans and defending the results of his first 12 months in the Oval Office.
|01/20/2022 09:08 AM|
|An Awkward Racial Truth for Democrats|
The Left preaches tolerance but excoriates those who disagree with it. It claims to seek equality or its conveniently and endlessly malleable derivative, equity, but gives preferences unequally to favored groups. It brags that it's a passionate defender of democracy but works to cancel legitimate votes by making fraudulent voting easier. It arrogates "science" to its partisan causes but rejects the facts of gender, abortion, genetically modified foods, COVID-19, economics, and much else. The list of hypocritical disparities stretches to somewhere over the rainbow.
|01/20/2022 09:04 AM|
|I'm Furious About Dems Taking Blame--It's Time to Fight Back|
America is not well served by the hyperpartisan Republican strategy to derail all of Biden's programs.
|01/20/2022 08:05 AM|
|Biden's Disastrous First Year Drives Voters Into GOP Arms|
"Don't underestimate Joe's ability to [foul] things up," cautioned Barack Obama during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign. It's a warning the nation should have heeded. Even Obama must be surprised by President Biden's disastrous first year in office, which has been characterized by a war on small businesses, promises made and promises broken, and lies about COVID, the economy, and voting.
|01/20/2022 09:02 AM|
|After Months of Doom, I'm Finally Feeling Hopeful|
With the debacle of healthcare.gov's rollout and his experience as the parent of a child on Medicaid on his mind, David Perry says he was skeptical of covidtests.gov. After navigating it with ease, Perry argues that the program's strong start leaves him more hopeful for the future - but also asking why federal government hasn't been doing more all along, and what more they could do to help Americans with the challenges they face.
|01/20/2022 08:59 AM|
|Democrats and the Cult of Masked Schoolchildren|
History will not look kindly on our evidence-free decision to make kids suffer most
|01/20/2022 08:58 AM|
|Durham vs. Horowitz: Tension Grips the FBI Reckoning|
As he documents the role of Hillary Clinton's campaign in generating false allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, Special Counsel John Durham has also previewed a challenge to the FBI's claims about how and why its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign began. At stake is the completeness of the official reckoning within the U.S. government over the Russiagate scandal - and whether there will be an accounting commensurate with the offense: the abuse of the nation's highest law enforcement and intelligence powers to damage an opposition presidential candidate turned president,...
|01/20/2022 08:53 AM|
|How Dems Can Dig Themselves Out of Current Hole|
Today on TAP: Republicans oppose necessary and very popular programs. Make them vote on them.
|01/20/2022 08:50 AM|
|Tale of Two Senators--AZ's Kelly Opts for Early Retirement|
Despite being characterized as a "purple" state, Arizona has two blue - meaning, Democratic - senators, Krysten Sinema and Mark Kelly. Yet other than common party affiliation, the difference between them could not be more striking.
|01/20/2022 08:06 AM|
|Mayors Confront Today's Challenges, Build a Better Future|
As the nation's mayors gather in Washington, D.C., for their annual winter meeting, I am excited about reconnecting with friends and colleagues on both sides of the political aisle. Having had time to reflect after completing three terms as mayor of Columbia, S.C., at the end of 2021, I can faithfully say the role of a mayor has never been more important in addressing the most pressing economic, health, public safety and climate priorities facing our nation's communities.
|01/20/2022 08:48 AM|
|Woke Racial Segregation Under the Guise of 'Equity'|
Progressives are re-segregating American institutions under the guise of "racial equity."
|01/20/2022 08:46 AM|
|Democrats' Voting Rights Debacle|
Did the party waste a year on a doomed Senate push? Or was this their best chance?
|01/20/2022 08:06 AM|
|The Killer Reform Our Elections Need|
What if you could go online, anytime, and find out exactly who is eligible to vote in the next election? A new person registers, the name appears. A person dies or moves, the name is removed. All in real time.
|01/20/2022 08:32 AM|
|No, Biden Is Not Putting Harris on Supreme Court|
The real reason Kamala Harris won't be nominated to the Supreme Court is that she simply isn't up for the job.
|01/20/2022 08:31 AM|
|NBA Owner's Comments on China Expose the Entire League|
The NBA has been silent on China's human rights violations, including its treatment of Uyghur Muslims that human rights organizations decry as a genocide.
Biden and Trump — Does Age Matter?
John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he was elected to serve as President of the United States in 1960. His age did not hurt him on election day.
Price Controls Rob Patients of Future Therapies
President Trump just announced a sweeping executive order that'd forbid Medicare from paying more for advanced medicines than any other developed country.
Drug Price Controls Bring Socialism to America
Last month, President Trump signed an executive order to lower U.S. drug prices.
Halloween is Coming and Americans Are Scared.
Halloween is typically a relaxed day for America's kids to fill their coffers with candy. Children and adults often don their favorite wacky attire for a day of comic relief.
Court Packing—Destabilizing and Unnecessary
The idea of expanding the size of the U.S. Supreme Court, also known as “court packing,” has surfaced once again, as it did after the Brett Kavanaugh appointment. Often mentioned is a proposal by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of University of California Berkeley’s Law School. He favors increasing the size of the court to 13 instead of its current nine. There are other calls for a larger court, such as those produced by organizations like “Take Back the Court” and “Demand Justice.” Of course, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez simply demands: “Expand the court.”
New Congress, New Trade Enforcement Agenda
Now that election day is behind us, new and returning lawmakers in both parties are looking ahead to next year. They're strategizing for what surely will be a momentous legislative session.
When Addressing Drug Prices, There's a Right Way and a Wrong Way
In what may have been the last significant action of his presidency, President Trump recently issued two executive orders designed to lower prescription drug spending in Medicare.
Welcome Hard-Working Legal Immigrants
Americans can expect more immigrants to enter our country in the months and years ahead. Most Americans aren't opposed to more citizens. Many of us are not favorable to undocumented foreigners roaming about our country.
Will Biden Pay Your Student Loan?
The average college debt among student loan borrowers in America is $32,731, according to the Federal Reserve. The majority of borrowers have between $25,000 and $50,000 outstanding in student loan debt. There is an increasing number of student loan borrowers who owe in excess of $100,000. Some, who have spent many years in graduate schools may owe closer to $200,000.
People with Disabilities Could Soon Face Healthcare Discrimination
Patients with disabilities are 11 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than their able-bodied peers. That's a sobering statistic. And it's why public health officials have prioritized these vulnerable patients for vaccinations.
Mask Wearing in America
Every time I go to the grocery, a restaurant, church, or work I have to put on a mask. Not long ago, if we wore a mask into a bank or convenience store, the attendants would be alarmed and call 911. Today if we don’t wear one, we are in trouble and not welcomed.
Preserve Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
Congress is contemplating its next move on health care.
Patents Protect Patients. They Don't Impede Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
The World Trade Organization is considering a petition from several dozen countries to nullify intellectual property protections on Covid-19 vaccines. Supporters -- which now includes the United States -- claim the move will expand global access to vaccines.
Patent Protection Needs a Shot in the Arm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world, a new proposal regarding how to slow the spread has emerged. This proposal, however, has nothing to do with masks, lockdowns, or social distancing but rather with the intellectual property (IP) used to develop and manufacture the vaccines.
Does Congress Really Want to Stop Medical Innovation?
Congress selected a perfect clickbait title for its recent hearing: "Treating the Problem: Addressing Anticompetitive Conduct and Consolidation in Health Care Markets." But the hearing itself was long on rhetoric and short on facts.