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Why the overdue SEC rule will underestimate the gap between CEO and worker pay

In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission finally followed the law and enacted a […]

Donald Trump Brags That He Has The Endorsement Of America’s Most Apathetic Citizen

Donald Trump is bragging about the endorsement of a citizen who has been too lazy to vote for over 70 years. […]

Our Quest For Solid Ideas Visits Donald Trump’s Nearly Policy-Free Time At the Family Leadership Summit

Donald Trump admitted that he has been bribing politicians, giving substantial financial contributions to their campaigns with the understanding that, in return, he would be given control over their actions as elected officials. […]

766 Belated Days Later, the Obama Administration Responds: No Pardon for Edward Snowden

On Tuesday, July 28 2015 — two years, one month and six days after it reached the threshold triggering a required response — the presidential administration of Barack Obama has finally responded to a petition calling for the pardon of surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden, you may recall, released information that has documented the federal […]

Republicans Seek To Add New Step To The Bureaucracy Of Federal Government

Republican politicians are fond of complaining about the many layers of bureaucracy in the federal government. There is so much red tape and bloat on the process, they say, that it’s impossible to get anything done.

As much as they complain, though, what have Republicans in Congress done to actually make the federal government run […]

Donald Trump’s Aide: Yes, You Can Legally Rape Your Spouse. Reality: Complicated

Michael Cohen, aide to presidential candidate Donald Trump, explaining that Donald Trump could not have possibly raped Ivana Trump in 1993 because they were married:

“You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you […]

Says the Reagan Constitutional Conservative Legislator

Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe has a problem with Barack Obama negotiating a weapons deal with Iran.

Bob Thorpe’s hero is Ronald Reagan.

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29 Members of Congress: Freedom for Paris, but Not for America

This month, the number of members of Congress supporting a constitutional amendment to ban the burning of American flags as an act of political protest rises to 29. The following are sponsors or cosponsors of the bill, H.J. Res. 9:

Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] Rep. […]

Seriously, John Kasich

John Kasich’s leadership style seems to be to mumble along, trying not to say very much, identifying problems while avoiding solutions, and then, when cornered, blurt out old ideas that have already failed. […]

George Pataki Puts Politics Above People By Linking Hillary Clinton and Iran To September 11 Terrorism

The lesson of September 11, 2001 that George Pataki learned is that when a Republican politician can’t come up with a reasonable justification for disagreeing with someone else’s foreign policy, saying something vague about “lessons of September 11th” is an effective alternative. […]