American history never tasted so good.
A congressional committee held a hearing July 27 on the slow pace of government moves to write new rules to govern the credit rating agencies like Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. This was shortly before S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, sending financial tremors around the globe. The constitutional […]
How tough a job is it? Here are 10 storms weathered by our nation’s presidents.
In Tennessee, it turns out that there is a lot of discussion around getting square with the constitution — the 1870 Tennessee state constitution, that is.
At breakfast in Washington last week with Tom Ingram, the former chief of staff to Tennesseee Senator Lamar Alexander, I asked what the hot political talk was in Tennessee these days. It turns out that there is a lot of discussion around getting square with the constitution — the 1870 Tennessee state constitution, that is. […]
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If James Madison were alive today, he might be heard to say: “I told you so!”
Two appeals court decisions announced this summer promise a return of affirmative action to the Supreme Court. In one, the full Fifth Circuit voted, 9 to 7, not to hear an appeal of a three-judge panel’s decision upholding the use of race as a “plus factor” in admission to the University of Texas. In the […]
We wouldn’t have a Mount Vernon to visit if it weren’t for her dedication to the estate during the Civil War.
With the debt deal done, we can move on to more important topics: How does the president look so darn good at 50?