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Some conservatives hope that the bill to raise the debt limit can be used as a vehicle for moving to a balanced budget.  However, they do not have the support of the GOP leadership, and the Obama administration continues to demand a blank check for more spending.http://thehill.com/policy/financ... Read More
Health insurance co-ops established by ObamaCare are going out of business, and may cost the taxpayers billions through unrepaid "loans".http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/257220-obamacare-co-ops-at-risk-of-failing-after-24b-in-federal-loans
The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill to punish sanctuary cities (local governments that protect illegal aliens from deportation) by cutting off some Federal funds.http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/257229-gop-touts-senate-bill-to-punish-sanctuary-cities
Obama promised a victory that would allow US withdrawal from Afghanistan before he left the White House.  Instead, he has had to admit his policy has failed and US troops will be staying.  So much for the boasting about "ending two wars", both of which are still in full swing.http://thehil... Read More
The upcoming mass release of Federal prisoners will include many illegal aliens.http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/257089-gop-question-administration-about-release-of-jailed-immigrants
Charles Lane points out that loose talk about sentencing reform, drug legalization and ending mass incarceration ignores the ugly fact that most criminals currently in jail belong there.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ending-the-war-on-drugs-would-not-end-mass-incarceration/2015/10/14/e08835... Read More
Various Republican plans for replacing ObamaCare share enough features that a consensus may be emerging.http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/256960-consensus-emerging-in-gop-on-how-to-replace-obamacare
Walter Russel Mead and Nicholas Gallagher detail the problems with Obama's Middle East policy.http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/10/12/unexpectedly-the-middle-east-meltdown-continues/
For decades, expert studies have demonstrated that foreign aid is actually harmful to the people in poor countries.  The aid continues anyway, and the most recent studies continue to demonstrate the harm done.http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/13/why-trying-to-help-poor-coun... Read More
Retiring Army Secretary John McHugh has pointed out the fallacy of believing that wars can be won without ground troops, as Obama seems to believe.http://thehill.com/policy/defense/256722-army-leaders-vent-we-still-need-ground-forces

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