There is no real evidence that drug testing should be tested for those on welfare. In fact, testing welfare recipients for drugs isn't solving the current social and economic problems we're having in America.
While we all like to think of ourselves as middle class, the wide swath of people that claim that label only illustrates that we don't really have an accurate idea of what it means. The term has become divorced from actual income, making it an abstract idea we apply liberally.
Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.
As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.
Trump can say pretty much anything at this point -- which he's proven time and time again. They that have sown the wind are now reaping the Trump whirlwind. We've said it before, and we'll no doubt say it again -- this couldn't have happened to a nicer political party!
Republican politicians love to talk about the importance of privacy and freedom when it comes to prohibiting investigations into political corruption or when allowing unlimited, secret corporate spending in elections. But when it applies to women's healthcare, they violate basic privacy rights and interfere with medical decisions that should be between a patient and her physician.
When the Capitol Dome becomes the Cone of Silence...
Mr. Bush, who is now fifth in the polls and twenty points behind the leading candidate, has proven an uninspired campaigner and lackluster debater. Moreover, the unexpected rise of Ben Carson and Donald Trump has left little room for a consummate establishment Republican figure like Jeb Bush.
After the most recent GOP Presidential whatever-you-want-to-call-it, some of you looking desperately for a Republican who seems, well, not kooky may have cast your gaze toward Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Debate whether there are any "gotcha questions" here by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints...
In the last few days, Donald Trump in his folksy manner again is defaming the Bush brand. This time, it's this: 9-11 happened under President George W. Bush's watch, so "W" should be held responsible.
Starting today, three bills are being rammed through the Wisconsin legislature that will put the final nails in the coffin of our state's long history of clean elections and accountable governance. Who is asking for these bills? Now we know.
U.S. policy toward the People's Republic of China is an important political issue. Trade, proliferation, human rights, cyberwar, security, and more are at stake in how the existing superpower and emerging great power get along in coming years.
The Wisconsin legislature is going the extra mile with three separate bills to retroactively decriminalize the behavior at the heart of the investigation and to defang the nonpartisan elections agency that aided it. Two of the bills are on a fast track being sped through the legislature with an unusual Joint Senate/Assembly hearing on Tuesday.
Get ready to hum the lyrics from the song, "Get Happy!" You can forget your troubles, and get ready to chase all your cares away, because on October 9th Mercury retrograde is officially over. The planet Mercury goes "direct."
My lawyer is Jewish. I like Jews. Many of them, just like the Saudis, buy apartments from me. I can unite Jews and Arabs. I know how to do it! And the biggest Chinese bank is one of my tenants. I love the Chinese. They love me. Mel Gibson has a Trump condo, but many Jews work for me. Ivanka works for me. I love Israel.