In the May issue of Army Magazine, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army retired, and Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bulger, U.S. Army retired, clearly point out the need to get the balance right in regard to the Army's end strength.
"Smiles at the gas pump," my local headline reads. The price of gasoline has fallen below $3 a gallon. When the national average rose last year to $3.51, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, complained that "the liberal anti-free market policies of the Obama administration discourage the exploration of American sources of energy and hinder production and job growth."
It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state's intricacies to advance progressivism's project of breaking nongovernmental institutions to government's saddle.
The crowning inconsistency of the federal drug control system has always been the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under federal law, which makes it among the 'worst of the worst' drugs as far as the DEA is concerned — literally as bad as heroin, and worse than cocaine.
Every Democrat should be nervous about President Barack Obama's plan for unilateral action on immigration reform. Not because of the impact on an already gridlocked Congress, or because it risks inflaming an increasingly hostile public. Democrats should be nervous about the implications for presidential power, and the ability of a future Republican president to act on his or her own.
News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers — and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.
Like the Republicans after 2012, Democrats surveying the wreckage from last week's midterm elections have launched a "top-to-bottom assessment" of what happened. Their problem: turning out their voters in non-presidential years.