Senator Lisa Murkowski, Climate Change Denier (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Lisa Murkowski: Too Little, Too Late


Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator, Lisa Murkowski, has finally issued a statement on the Trump Administration’s child abuse on our borders. The time is now for the White House to end the cruel, tragic separations of families. They are not consistent with our values. The thousands of children taken from their parents and families must be…

Congress: Let’s Have Another Thalidomide!


One of the most infuriating aspects of the Trump Administration’s roll-back of federal regulatory powers is the implied assumption that those laws and regulations exist for no reason. That’s dangerous nonsense. Those laws were passed in response to real, serious risks. The major revisions to the Food and Drug Administration laws and regulations in the…

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Punishing the Blue States


U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R, Opportunism) has announced the G.O.P. tax bill is “great” because it gets the federal government out of the business of subsidizing high tax states. Ryan said the rest of the country is “propping up profligate, big-government states.” He said, “States that got their act together are paying for states that didn’t.”…

Hammond Ranch at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

The Hammond Back Story


The Bundy boys seized Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, they said, to protest the U.S. government’s mistreatment of two ranchers, father and son Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr. and Steven Dwight Hammond. The Federal government, the Bundys claimed, had treated the Hammonds unfairly. Really? The Hammonds went to trial on two sets of charges.1 One involved a 2001…