She's in! She's given up the private jet to schlep across America (albeit being driven by the Secret Service) and stroll, incognito, into Chipotle. Herewith, two myths about Hillary Clinton and two challenges for her on the campaign trail:
How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things?
We all know what happens to those who fail to learn from the past. As we consider any renewed effort to come up with a plan to replace the dangerous Interstate 5 Bridge, it is imperative that we apply the lessons of the more than 10-year effort to build the Columbia River Crossing.
It may be the most important news story of the decade: The United States, in concert with five other world powers, has negotiated a preliminary agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program. Before we consider this, we ought to pause and negotiate an agreement among ourselves to stay rational.
We all want a cleaner environment in which to live, work and pass on to our children and grandchildren. We're making great progress here in Washington. Employers are investing millions of dollars in new and innovative technologies that reduce their carbon footprint, including converting their vehicle fleets to cleaner-burning alternative fuels.
What began as a trickle has become a stream that could become a cleansing torrent. Criticisms of the overcriminalization of American life might catalyze an appreciation of the toll the administrative state is taking on the criminal justice system, and liberty generally.
Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law. Brattin has introduced House Bill 813, making it illegal for food-stamp recipients to use their benefits "to purchase cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood, or steak."
Of all the axioms for staying the course, my favorite is from W.C. Fields, often quoted by my late father: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no sense being a damn fool about it."