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In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House.
To forgive any form of wrongdoing is, in a sense, to condone it.
Forget the hype Here we go again: The U.S. Supreme Court has relaxed some political contribution limits. Cue the hype.
Last year, 2013, was the first year of the 2014 campaign cycle. How much did federal elected officials spend on their 2014 campaigns last year? At least $3.45 trillion — a little over $6.4 billion for each U.S. senator and representative and the pres...
Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust.
The latest economic news in Florida continues to be positive. Unemployment is trending down. Personal income is moving upward. Home sales are rebounding and home values are up. Tourism has set a new record. Tax revenues are increasing, and state gove...
Musings from the eccentric but undeniably brilliant mind of Doug Kelly. With a college education coming by way of a golf scholarship, I eschewed a career as a wealthy touring pro and instead became a starving writer. Be that as it may, I've always ma...
Traditionally, parents were responsible for the care and safety of their children. In addition to overseeing their physical well-being, they were expected to supervise their education, social behavior, and instill good moral values. Today, that mode...
These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it's a small one. Our representative democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive,...
Musings from the eccentric but undeniably brilliant mind of Doug Kelly — Satire I recently pulled into a car dealership to check out the newer gas-saving compacts and immediately felt like a fish in an aquarium. Eyes blanketed me through the sh...
At times, we have all experienced intuition. Albert Einstein referred to intuition as a sacred gift with our rational mind as its faithful servant. Some people treat their intuition with respect. Others treat it as meaningless “brain static....
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