Month: March 2019

HOW THIS GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL PROVES WHY GOVERNMENT NEEDS REFORM

House Democrats should be commended for passing a substantive bill to make government more open, more ethical and more transparent. But because the bill, H.R. 1, was written by Democrats alone—and because the GOP has refused to release a substantive counter-proposal—the House bill isn’t going anywhere. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has already said …

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WE NEED A BIPARTISAN REJECTION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Lately in Washington it feels as though even the basic distinction between right and wrong is negotiable. But for the same reason Republicans were outraged when President Obama overstepped his constitutional powers, President Trump’s border wall-themed declaration of a national emergency violates both the spirit and letter of America’s time-honored separation of powers. Whatever you …

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