| Apr 14, 2015
| 6:57 PM
If Tax Day fills you with dread and anger, that's not irrational — at least not if you're poor or middle class. The United States tax code is so warped, so skewed in favor of the wealthy, that it is in effect hastening the arrival of the new...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 8:12 AM
Hillary Clinton's email controversy has made it clearer than ever that a lot of Democrats just aren't that crazy about her. The secretive habits she's displayed here bring back all sorts of bad memories of the needless headaches she and Bill created...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 9:14 AM
UPDATED: The guest list for the Sunday morning programs:
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a presidential candidate for 2016, visits CBS' "Face the Nation," CNN's "State of the Union" and NBC's "Meet the Press."
Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:05 AM
It's no secret that Social Security is in serious trouble. The number of retirees is going to soar, and the number of workers paying taxes to support them is not. Left unchecked, the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission concluded in 2010, "these immense...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:52 PM
Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act.
On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The charade comes to an end this month for many of the 2016 presidential contenders, who have long avoided saying they are running — while they are so obviously running — in order to sidestep rules that burden declared candidates.
| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:31 PM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, again on Wednesday bashed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Rubio is a likely candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination. Last week, Wasserman Schultz said she...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 1:18 PM
Rand Paul is the Republican son of a longtime Republican House member, but let it never be said that he is not open-minded. In 2013, he confided to Sean Hannity, "I've been kind of disappointed, because honestly there were certain aspects of President...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The earned income tax credit has enjoyed four decades of bipartisan support because it helps working people at the bottom of the economic ladder climb up a few rungs. In their zeal to bring the federal budget into balance without raising taxes on people...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Here's some advice, not only for Mr. Cruz, but for the other would-be GOP candidates: Instead of nonstop attacks on President Obama, adopt a positive and future-oriented agenda.
Cal Thomas to GOP hopefuls: Instead of nonstop attacks on President Obama,...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s quick endorsement of New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer as the next Democratic leader in the chamber could be an early signal he hopes to avoid what could be a contentious battle for a rare opening in party leadership....