Chris Christie

News: Christie Grabs Third Rail

The Des Moines Register: Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits Excerpt: Potential Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would confront […]

George W. Bush

News: Where George W. Bush Was Right

The Washington Post: Where George W. Bush Was Right Excerpt: The fact that Bush’s administration so botched its remedy — regime change and occupation of Iraq — should not blind us to the fact that it accurately diagnosed the problem. The Arab world provides no easy answers, trapped as it is between repressive dictators and […]

Rob Portman

News: Portman, Shaheen Keep Hope Alive on Energy-Efficiency Bill

National Journal: Portman, Shaheen Keep Hope Alive on Energy-Efficiency Bill Excerpt: Ohio Republican Rob Portman and New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen are either gluttons for punishment or close to picking the political lock that often keeps even widely supported legislation out in the cold. The coming months could bring the answer. On Wednesday the duo […]

Experian Social Security

News: Senators Talk About Lifting Spending Caps

The Hill: Senators Talk About Lifting Spending Caps Excerpt: Budget ceilings on defense and non-defense spending will be relieved next year if a group of Republican and Democratic senators get their way. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a potential 2016 presidential contender, told reporters Tuesday that the group is considering a plan that would allow the […]

Education Classroom

News: Don’t Give Up the Gains in Education

The New York Times: Don’t Give Up the Gains in Education Excerpt: Congress made the right decision a decade ago when it required states to administer yearly tests to public school students — and improve instruction for poor and minority students — in return for federal education aid. National test data clearly show that since […]

US Capital

News: The Growth of Independents

Washington Times: Independents far outnumber Republicans and Democrats – and it’s recordbreaking Excerpt We already know that Americans are weary of Congress, the White House, gridlock and government. Now that ire has inspired voter defections: The number of self-described ‘independents” is at a record high level says substantive new Gallup research. “An average 43 percent […]