This week, on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell discusses why the glacial pace of deliberations and decisions in the Senate is a feature, not a bug.
“Once it was clear the president was going to try to turn us into a Western European country as rapidly as he could, about the only strategy you have left when your opposition has a forty-seat majority in the House. . . . We knew we couldn’t stop the agenda. But we thought we had a chance of creating a national debate about whether all of this excess was appropriate. And the key to having a debate, frankly and candidly, was to deny the president, if possible, the opportunity to have any of these things be considered bipartisan.” (37:41)
Recorded on July 16, 2015 - Hoover fellows Charles Hill and James Mattis discuss the Iran deal and the state of the world on Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson. In their view the United States has handed over its leading role to Iran and provided a dowry along with it.
Ideas to reform health care, elections, politicians, society, and the family with Avik Roy and John Podhoretz.
In the wee hours of yesterday morning, I posted a blog about a chart, “The $125 billion binge,” that detailed Republican spending in recent years, but only in absolute dollars, noting that I’d so far been unable to find information about said spending as a proportion of GDP (I was the one poking around for the information, I suppose should make clear, and not John Cogan or Glenn Hubbard, the authors of the article in which the chart appears)...
What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?
Paul Ryan is a straight shooter, and health care is his target. An interview with Peter Robinson.
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .
This is a democracy. Congress must legislate.