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Owning a home is the American dream. Another American dream is building a business of your own –using your talents and your grit to become you the master of your own destiny.But our government is … more
By shutting down the government, Donald Trump unintentionally gave Democrats the biggest gift possible: Unity. Stunningly, it is a repeat of the exact mistake he made by choosing Obamacare … more
If seats in the U.S. House of Representatives were allotted by statewide vote totals, Democrats would have 24 more members than the 235 they actually sent to Washington in the 2018 midterm elections. … more
We celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and legacy this week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words' truth, civility and wisdom.Too … more
One way to deter harmful recreational drug use by teenagers is to treat them like adults. Rather than simply tell them to "Just Say No" to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs, it may be more helpful to … more
If you passed Max Acuna on the street or on your way to work, or any one of those hundreds of places where people cross paths every day, you wouldn't give the smartly dressed 30-year-old a second … more
"We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with the winning," then-candidate Donald Trump declared at a campaign event in September 2015. It was a line that Trump … more
This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Program, and this federally subsidized program has not aged well. In 2017, it had the second-highest claim loss year in its history … more
I knew it wasn't just me!In recent weeks I've overheard multiple shoppers gripe about navigating the wildly dissimilar credit card setups at different establishments.Credit card machines have gotten … more
I have some New Year's resolutions I want various politicians and other officials to make, and so I imagined a stage, dreamed about their getting together and uttering chosen words, and noticed … more
Here's how the Opposition Media's beloved "bipartisan cooperation" works among the residents of Incumbentstan here in Washington, DC. Republicans join leftists to proudly pass a "prison reform" bill … more
Cyntoia Brown was a victim of child sex trafficking who killed her abuser. Jeffrey Epstein was a billionaire serial child sex abuser. Both were convicted and sentenced — in ways that demonstrate … more
I thought Facebook knew too much about me, but it turns out Google is even worse. Google, like Facebook, makes its money by targeting ads at us that reflect our interests and needs. The more … more
Merry debt-fueled Christmas, America! According to a recent NerdWallet study, nearly 40 million Americans are still struggling to pay off credit-card debts from last Christmas. … more
Three in four Americans over 65 live with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, and the cost of providing their care is rapidly increasing. Beginning in … more
The federal government owns a detention center for children in Tornillo, Texas, an El Paso-area border village of some 1,600 people. Coincidentally, the Tornillo Influx Care Facility also houses … more
Now that tempers have calmed and some time has passed since the contentious questioning and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court — a process Sen. Susan Collins deemed a … more
During a tense week recently, pipe bombs mailed to former President Barack Obama, actor Robert DeNiro, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, the offices of CNN and at least a dozen other targets dominated the … more
A friend who works in campaigns recently joked that there ought to be a mandatory, two-week respite from any kind of political talk immediately after Election Day.Fighting a bad cold and exhausted … more
So what do Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., have that your city or state doesn't?Well, everything, as it turns out.Or at least enough to beat 18 other finalists to land Amazon's … more
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