John Paul Stevens, retired associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, has responded to the high court’s recent decisions on campaign finance with an incredibly bad idea: He has proposed an amendment to the Constitution to override the First Amendment and allow Congress and the states impose what he calls “reasonable limits on the amount of money that candidates for public office, or their supporters, may spend in election campaigns.” Continue reading Justice Stevens’ Incredibly Bad Idea
Michigan’s legislature voted on December 11 to make the Wolverine State the 24th in the country to adopt a “right-to-work” law. The governor signed the measure, but the controversy continues. Opponents vow that they will fight the law through the courts and punish legislators who voted for it with recall elections. Supporters vow to push for similar laws in other states.
What’s really at stake here? Continue reading Right-to-Work Controversy Continues
America is on the verge of losing something very important in Michigan and it isn’t getting nearly enough attention, probably because it’s just one more act in a long-running drama.
Continue reading Freedom’s Just Another Word
Here’s the irony of Mitt Romney’s 47 percent: he hails himself as an economic savior because he knows how to create jobs, yet many of the jobs he had a hand in creating through his work at Bain Capital fall right into that 47 percent.
To Mitt Romney, the very workers he claims as part of his success story are precisely those he disparages for not paying income taxes and for taking more than they give back to society.
In effect, if Romney follows his own logic, he is far more a part of the problem than he is the solution. Continue reading The Irony of Mitt Romney’s 47 Percent
Mitt Romney has said that this election is about one thing: jobs. If I were drafting President Obama’s convention speech, here’s how I would re-frame and respond …
… Now my challenger says that this election is all about jobs — that what our country needs today isn’t all that complicated or profound. We need jobs.
So here’s something Governor Romney and I agree on: we need jobs. Lots of them. Continue reading How Obama Should Respond to Romney on Jobs