"I've been a conservative my entire life. I fell hard for William F. Buckley as a teenager and my first job was as editorial assistant at Buckley's National Review, followed by stints writing speeches for first lady Nancy Reagan and then working for the Gipper himself. Looking toward the 1988 race, Vice President George H.W. Bush wasn't conservative enough for me. I went to work as a speechwriter for Representative Jack Kemp in 1986.
"So you'd think that the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, would be a natural fit. It once was. But on Saturday, after speaking to this year's gathering, I had to be escorted from the premises by several guards who seemed genuinely concerned for my safety. read more
Charles Pierce: Am I alone in thinking that this is the strangest damn story to come out of the recent congressional experiment in inertia?
No disrespect intended to the Maasai warriors of North Dakota, but I have some questions and some observations:
1) Mark Warner is one of the most placid and inoffensive people in the Senate. What could he possibly have said to provoke Lamar Alexander to violence?
2) Lamar Alexander is 77 years old. Who know he had such a live arm at his age? And ...
3) A talking stick? Really? read more
The Bill Isn't Signed Yet, But Other Countries Have Already Launched a Race to the Bottom' to
Undermine New U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts. The Trump bill, which reads like a wish list for Goldman Sachs and its clients, has already triggered an aggressive "race to the bottom" in international corporate tax rates, rules and regulations. It is the exact opposite of his campaign promise to help the middle class.
What the mainstream American news has failed to notice are the global responses, including: see article. read more