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Reagan Redux? The Federal Budget Battle Shapes Up

Reagan Redux? The Federal Budget Battle Shapes Up

  By Thomas L. Knapp It’s Donald Trump’s first work week as president of the United States and already, The Hill reports, he “may be headed into a big fight with Republican lawmakers with his plans for dramatic cuts to federal spending.” Dramatic cuts? Not really: “Team Trump is relying on proposals outlined last year […]

Rick Perry’s Sudden Change of Heart is Business as Usual

Rick Perry’s Sudden Change of Heart is Business as Usual

. By Thomas L. Knapp When Rick Perry sought the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination, eliminating the US Department of Energy was part of his campaign platform. Granted, he had trouble remembering its name, but he wanted the department gone. Completely. On January 19, Perry appeared before the US Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, […]