BALTIMORE – At Fort McHenry, it’s all about the Star Spangled Banner.
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I have written in favor of Vice President Joe Biden’s plausibility as a presidential candidate (and am pleased I am not alone). But how would he do it, and would he face a backlash from female Democrats?
What is the meaning of four simple words, “established by the State”?
A majority of the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell got it wrong. Instead of applying the Obamacare law as written, the 6-3 majority took a bold step and actually rewrote the law.
Here’s a name to remember: Yet-Ming Chiang. It’s the name of an American hero.
From the ground, it didn’t really look like an explosion. Standing at a press site about four miles from the launchpad, amid the rippling, crackling sound waves generated by the rocket’s chemical propulsion — a disturbance so great it sent fish leaping from the river in front of us — all systems seemed to be go.
There seems to be a lot more talk in Washington and in political operative circles around the country about the prospect of Vice President Joe Biden running for president in 2016. Interesting. Is a Biden candidacy more likely as a result of his recent family tragedy? It would be perfectly plausible for anyone who has suffered the kind of loss he has to want to rededicate themselves to their life’s work as well as stay as busy as possible. There is probably no better way on earth to stay busy than to run for president, to say nothing of how busy your life becomes if you ultimately get elected. The death of Biden’s son and the way he handled it with such dignity and grace struck a chord with not just Americans but also with people all over the world. Perhaps it made people see him in a new light and maybe even revealed a somewhat hidden dimension of his character.
Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle class, but she doesn’t. If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill and even risk the program’s ultimate collapse?
In anticipation of his expected presidential kick-off announcement, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday put out a video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=37&v=4gFOz—UlHbM) trying to explain his personality in positive terms, as an over-abundance of candor. He tells a story about his mother who told him never to hold back, to always say what was on his mind. He ends by saying, “And when you ask about my moral compass that’s it. That’s it.”
Texas highway finance is not for the weak of mind.