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    The Surprisingly Simple Way That Congress Could Save Billions

    As this morning’s USA Today headline put it, “Government often has 10 agencies doing one job.” That was the takeaway from the fourth annual report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office detailing unnecessary duplication in federal government programs. Yet, Congress has done little to bring budgetary common sense to Washington … More

    Speaker of the House: Speaking Up

    Recently, The Washington Post reported that Representative Eric Cantor (R–VA) seems to be taking steps that would position him to become the next Speaker of the House. In any event, the next Speaker—whether it’s Cantor, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, or someone else—will join a tradition that stretches back exactly 225 … More

    Nancy Pelosi’s Alternate Universe: Obamacare Is a ‘Political Winner’

    Another day means another poll that is sure to give the President and some members of Congress heartburn. According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, opposition to the President’s signature legislative achievement remains high. The survey, as reported by The Hill, found that 53 percent disapprove of … More

    Real Life D.C. Is Too Similar to House of Cards

    In the Netflix series “House of Cards,” a bunch of corrupt politicians collude behind closed doors, using parliamentary tricks to rule against the interests of a population they disdain. Needless to say, the show has been a resounding hit in Washington D.C., where real-life legislators have been using smoke and … More

    Congress Needs More Selfless Sacrifice, Coburn Suggests

    Much of the ineffectiveness and unpopularity of Congress stems from the “laziness” and selfishness of career politicians, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)  said this morning during a CPAC discussion on what ails the legislative branch. Statesmanship and strong leadership require sacrifice, Coburn said. No wonder President Obama is emboldened to go … More

    How Many Jobs Are Threatened by the EPA in YOUR District?

    The Obama Administration is trying to regulate Americans’ livelihoods away. Will Congress do anything to stop it? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing regulation of “greenhouse gases”—something even its own officials have admitted would have no noticeable impact on the climate. New Heritage research shows the devastating impact it … More

    Are You Being Represented?

    Do the hot topics in Washington reflect your concerns about the country? Lately, the President has been advocating amnesty and a minimum wage hike. He had a rare private meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday to discuss these and other issues. Here’s the problem with these priorities: Very … More

    That Good Old "Do-Nothing" Congress

    Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the people (that Congress is supposed to represent) from the priorities of lawmakers and the agenda of the executive branch has likely never been wider. If this sounds like … More

    Bring Back the Debt Ceiling

    Congress is in the process of abdicating its power to control the borrowing of the U.S. government, at a time when the national debt exceeds $17 trillion and continues growing unabated. It waived this power twice last year, “suspending” the debt limit and thereby granting the U.S. Treasury temporary blank-check … More

    Why Liberals Don't Really Want Immigration Reform

    As soon as the immigration debate heated back up, it seems to have cooled. Why? The truth is that many liberals are actually hoping to prolong this debate as much as possible because it allows them to continue advancing the false narrative that conservatives are anti-immigration. This, in fact, was … More