| Dec 21, 2014
| 10:09 PM
When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will consider major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation.
Conservative groups have...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York -- the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved.
But for political junkies, Mr. Schumer's speech at the National Press Club is a marvel to behold. It is at once one of the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:40 PM
North Korea's state-run news agency claims that suggestions Pyongyang was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures are "wild rumor." But, according to The New York Times and other media sources, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded otherwise. The...
| Dec 20, 2014
Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Mr. Gruber would have been better.
Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:55 PM
The first issue of Captain America came out on Dec. 20, 1940. It shows Cap slugging Adolph Hitler in the mouth.
Good stuff, but note the date. America wouldn't enter World War II for about another year. At the time, many Americans wanted to stay out...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The International Monetary Fund estimates Ukraine needs another $15 billion in financing to withstand an economic crisis but the European Union has only limited capacity to help, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Gruber would have been better.
Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot of its...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Jeb Bush told The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council this week that if he runs for president in 2016, he'll avoid courting Republican primary voters in ways that alienate the rest of the electorate, and he's willing to risk losing the primaries in...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:01 AM
For a long time I resisted the word "torture" when discussing the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don't think I can do that anymore.
The report put out by Diane Feinstein and her fellow...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Nine males were accused of being part of a heinous rape. The alleged injustice fomented a mob mentality. An enraged community wanted to skip any talk of a serious investigation, never mind a trial, and go straight to the punishment.
I'm not talking...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president in 2008, it suggested a move toward a post-racial America, the kind of society that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in his "I Have a Dream" speech nearly a half-...