BY DON SORCHYCH | AUGUST 7, 2013
I have called Arizona Republic “reporter” Phil Haldiman a stooge for Cave Creek Vice Mayor Adam Trenk. No? Why then did the Republic donate a full page to T.C. Thorstensen’s Hogs and Horses? Haldiman must know, but didn’t state, that his leader Adam Trenk is the statutory agent for this enterprise as well as Thorstensen’s family trust.
BY MARITA NOON | AUGUST 14, 2013
The fact that President Obama has been spreading lies about climate change to support his actions directing the Environmental Protection Agency to impose costly new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions was exposed last week at a Senate hearing.
BY JACOB G. HORNBERGER | AUGUST 14, 2013
Notice that all the public discussion about the NSA’s super-secret, massive surveillance scheme assumes that the NSA has become a permanent part of American life. The debate revolves around what restrictions, if any, should be placed on the NSA’s authority to spy on people.
BY ROBERT ROMANO | AUGUST 14, 2013
"If success depends on convincing senators in the Republican cloakroom, it will not work because far too many are afraid of the electoral consequences."
That was Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Tex.) take on a Senate Republican push to defund the health care law before it fully goes into effect in 2014. The legislation will cost $710 billion from through 2019 alone, including a massive expansion of Medicaid and insurance subsidies via the state exchanges.
BY ROB SCHWARZWALDER | AUGUST 14, 2013
In 1948, President Harry Truman took to the railways to decry "the do-nothing Republican Congress." His outbursts against the GOP helped him win the White House later that year.
The problem was that Mr. Truman's rhetorical indignation was grounded in fiction. The Republican Congress with which he was dealing was highly productive, passing many bills related to foreign and domestic economic policy that he signed into law, including the Marshall Plan, the National Security Act that created the Defense Department and the National Security Council, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.