An economist serving on a second-term president's Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax system or making entitlement programs sustainable over the long term. Barack Obama once talked of addressing such issues, and Republican leaders such as House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp are doing so.
WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.
WASHINGTON -- Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.
Florida has a favorite son in 2016, according to a “Florida Insider” poll released by the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, with 74 percent of the politicos saying former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will run for the Republican presidential nomination but only 33 percent of them expecting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to enter the contest. Few of the insiders expect Rubio to run if the former governor is in the hunt, with 86 percent saying the senator stays out if Bush is in. ...