The U.S.’s national transportation program is broke. We borrow about $12 billion from the Treasury annually for the Highway Trust Fund. But our real annual transportation deficit is more than $100 billion when you include interest, deferred maintenance and other spending.
With a vulnerable incumbent president, the profile of a strong Republican general-election opponent includes a consistently conservative record that eschews fringe views, a proven and scandal-free track record as an executive and respectable national-security credentials.
Penn State University football coaches and past players attended events sponsored by the foundation for needy children started by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for years after head coach Joe Paterno was told of child-abuse allegations against Sandusky, according to the charity’s newsletters and a grand-jury report.
Cybersecurity legislation in the U.S. Senate was designed to avoid unmanageable costs to industry and can be altered in coming weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the nation’s largest business lobbying group.
The nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary could generate an important debate over national security. That will only happen if critics skip sideshows such as ridiculous accusations that he is anti- Semitic or pro-terrorist and avoid cherry picking his votes.
Ever since Ronald Reagan, the Republican Party has moved steadily to the right. Yet in Tampa this week, for the seventh consecutive time, Republicans will nominate a mainstream presidential candidate after rejecting movement conservatives.