The former Defense Secretary: Indignant, effective, and often wrong.
Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restrained—until now.
This map estimates the toll.
Obama's health-care reform was designed to pay for itself.
With much fanfare, President Obama today announced a new set of proposals to rein in the cost of higher education, the most eye-catching of which is the creation of a ranking—based on metrics such as affordability, graduation rates, and recruitment of low-income students—that would be used in apportioning federal aid to colleges and universities. Some of the proposals can be carried out by administrative fiat, but others would require congressional action.
The President promised not to undercut the rule of law for expedience's sake. He did. Now we face the consequences.
When Obama took office, he promised not to expend "the rule of law" for "expedience's sake." He did, and now we all face the consequences.