The events in Wisconsin demonstrate the dangers of the permanent campaign and a willingness to place politics above good governing. Good governance could have closed the budget gap in Wisconsin without having to gut the ability of unions to negotiate. That didn’t happen, and now we face a much greater conflict nationwide that will distract all of us from issues that truly matter.
The town of Mission, Kansas has initiated what amounts to a tax on church attendance. This past August, the town passed a “driveway” tax which taxed people based upon how much they used their driveway. The tax was passed with the intent of using the revenues for public works projects. While residents pay a flat […]
If you are a Project Runway fan like I am, then you’ll understand this reference: “One minute you’re in…the next minute, you’re out.” Well, this same reference can apply to the recent unemployment numbers. One week, the rates are down, and the next, the jobless claims soar despite the good news from the week before. […]
As you’re likely aware by now, the GOP majority in Wisconsin outmaneuvered the Dem “Gang of 14″ (still hiding out in Illinois following a string of state treasury robberies all across the Old West) yesterday by splitting the controversial “collective bargaining” measures from the state funding bill and then passing the measure through means not […]
Yesterday saw ace RTD columnist-cum-video star Jeff Schapiro trying to gin-up a fight between Eric Cantor and Mark Warner over the federal budget. It was a rather sad effort, but one that can as easily be fobbed off as a need to fill column inches. Today, though, finds Jeff mucking about in that most familiar […]