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Op-ed: Obama kneecaps Congress (again)

...The U.N. vote doesn't bind Congress, but it boxes it in and minimizes it - with malice aforethought.Republicans and Democrats in Congress issued sharply worded statements about getting pre-empted by Turtle Bay, although the vast international machinery...
Op-ed: A deal not yet sealed

...anything but scorn for it. Add to that a large number of nervous Democrats, and President Obama has a major job on his hands, certainly...Congress has to approve the deal or reject it.Why are the Democrats so uptight? The big reason is that the Israelis hate it...
What others say: An about face on exploration tax credits

...October when he made his comments to the Rotary. Or when Walker submitted his budget to the Legislature in January. Or when Democrats were pitching this exact move in May while the first and second special legislative sessions were ongoing.Once again, Walker...
Op-ed: Defining Hillary Clinton

...the heart of Democratic Party ideology. Less reliance on government equals less reliance on and possibly fewer votes for Democrats, the party of big government.To employ a tennis term, Hillary Clinton has double-faulted. She is both uninspiring and...
Op-ed: They hate us, but who cares?

...asking this question in 2004."The survey also revealed that Democrats (36 percent) are more likely to think that the news media...conservative and others as liberal, I would venture to guess that Democrats mostly believe the media they consume (broadcast networks...
What others say: Walker pulls rug from under explorers

...opportunity to weigh in on whether to shore up the budget deficit by capping or delaying credit payments to explorers - an idea Democrats were pushing nonstop - but he waited until now to do it.It is true that everyone in the state will feel the squeeze of budget...
Op-ed: Hillary against the Uber economy

...One would think that new services that link up workers and customers in creative ways would be welcomed, not feared. But Democrats are increasingly the party of economic nostalgia. They still want that bridge to the 21st century; they just want to travel...
Hillary's trust bust

...Republicans as being the party of nastiness, personified by Donald Trump. But you also have at least one opponent among the Democrats, Bernie Sanders, who is doing surprising well. Maybe a partial explanation for that is those in the party who believe you'll...
Op-ed: China's big hack attack

...parties aren't helping. Last week, Democrats blocked a Republican attempt to add a...four short of the required number. Democrats have warned about cyber-spying, but...bills, which included budget changes Democrats and President Obama oppose. As usual...
Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

...sticking points as lawmakers grappled with the budget last session. Minority Democrats also held out to reverse or lessen cuts in other areas. Support from House Democrats was needed to access a budget reserve fund to cover costs.The spending...


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