JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for May 6 - 12, 2013.
Too much of what is said and done in politics is based on the same tunnel vision pursuit of some "good thing," in utter disregard of the repercussions.
Despite overwhelming support among lawmakers, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation that would have made Arizona the second state to officially define gold and silver as legal tender.
The liberal world vision and reality are often at variance, for example, with equal pay for equal work.
Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) is right: The only way to fix the "Obama phone" subsidy is to end it altogether. Then the other problems associated with the subsidy — corruption, crony capitalism, waste, and so on — become irrelevant.
As the Senate moves toward likely passage of legislation to allow states to tax Internet sales, some unusual coalitions continue to push for and against the bill.
The old food stamp program now called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is growing so quickly and costing so much that nibbling around the edges of it with bills such as those presented by Senator John Thune and Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) will have negligible effect.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is so eager to get an Internet sales tax bill passed that he has skipped the normal committee process and is bringing the bill directly to the Senate floor.
Calls to privatize government agencies like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are likely to fall on deaf ears until the government runs out of money.
Even as Americans suffer the effects of the budget sequester, the federal government is spending $152,000 on a study of voice therapy for transgender individuals.