Highway Roads

News: House Approves Short-Term Financing for Highways

The New York Times: House Approves Short-Term Financing for Highways Excerpt: The House on Tuesday approved a two-month extension of funding for transportation projects, setting up what could be a defining fight over money for highways and other infrastructure this summer after years of stopgap measures. Commentary: Another short-term solution for one of the nation’s […]

Experian Social Security

News: Social Security May be in Worse Shape Than Thought

NBC News: Social Security May Be in Worse Shape Than We Thought: Study Excerpt: The Social Security Administration projects that its trust funds will be depleted by 2033—not an optimistic forecast. But it may be even bleaker than that. New studies from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers find that the SSA’s actuarial forecasts have been consistently […]

Young Conservatives Freedom to Marry

The Culture War Continues

This week, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on the legality of gay marriage in this country. But not if Iowa Representative Steve King has anything to say about it. Last week King introduced a bill to bar federal courts from hearing any cases related to the definition of marriage. The Huffington Post […]

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 […]