The Townhall.com Daily Commentary brings concise yet penetrating insight from some of the sharpest minds in the conservative world today: reporter and author David Aikman, Weekly Standard publisher, Terry Eastland, and Salem talk radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Albert Mohler. .03/27/2014 10:27:10AM EST.
More suspicious voices on the right warned that the Left would use a collapsing Obama Care as an excuse for a single payer medical care system. The “train wreck” of the Obama Care roll-out has underscored its incredible complexity, contradictions, and peccadilloes, and we are just beginning to scratch the [...]
It is a common view that the shutdown, the debt-limit debacle and the repeated failure to enact entitlement and pro-growth tax reform reflect increased political polarization. I believe this gets the causality backward.
Saying that the West Coast must lead the way in battling climate change, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington, along with the premier of British Columbia, signed an agreement Monday committing the Canadian province and the three states to coordinate global-warming policies.
James Costos, the U.S. ambassador to Spain, was called on the Foreign Ministry carpet Monday to be informed of the Madrid government's anger over reports that U.S. intelligence spied on 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone.
Public employee unions, long a major source of funding for California Democrats, are making new calculations as the 2014 elections approach - as evidenced by generous donations to Republicans. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association, representing 27,000 guards and other prison employees, has given $50,000 to the California Republican Party in the last month alone, including $25,000 to be a sponsor at the party's recent convention in Anaheim. The California Teachers Association donated $10,000, and the Service Employees International Union pitched in $15,000 for the Republican gathering, where - in a move that suggested a newly conciliatory approach - an SEIU leader even posed for pictures with a GOP blogger who has been highly critical of public-employee unions. The unions' donations also suggest an effort to gain influence with the Republican side of the aisle as legislators consider public-pension reforms and, possibly, attempts to restrict public employees' right to strike in the aftermath of a pair of BART walkouts this year. "For years, Republican members of unions have been trying to get their leadership - most of whom are Democrats - to take the dues money that Republicans pay and use it to help elect Republicans and support Republican causes," Brulte said. The California Public Policy Center's Union Watch, a conservative advocacy group, suggested recently that if Republicans increased their fundraising from unions, it could force "an internal struggle" that would make the labor movement "more accountable to their members." [...] Walker says public-employee union members have a stake in winning friends among Republicans as well as Democrats, especially in an era in which they have endured furloughs, staffing reductions and other setbacks in California and across the country.