You're morally tainted if you don't treat both the accuser and the accused with fairness and with respect, and with due process.
Some of my colleagues argue that by further curtailing our Second Amendment rights, they can enhance public safety. Fine, the burden of proof is on them.
There is a group of people that I think in good faith honestly believe that further curtailing our Second Amendment rights will enhance public safety. But there's another group that just hates the Second Amendment.
American taxpayers have been generous to Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The Iranians have shot down drones. They tried to destroy the Saudi oil fields. They tried to storm our embassy. So, when my Democratic friends say we need appeasement, well appeasement hasn't worked. And I think that we've learned, with respect to Iran, that weakness invites the wolves.
Jurisdictions across the U.S. are snapping up algorithms as tools to help judges make bail and bond decisions. They're being sold as race- and gender-neutral assessments that allow judges to use science in determining whether someone will behave if released from jail pending trial.
I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don't.
The Bill of Rights is not an a la carte menu.
I don't want to impugn the motives of my colleagues, but my attitude is, speaking just for me, you either believe in border security or you don't.
I try to speak plainly so that my constituents who don't follow the nuances of government like I do, because they're too busy earning a real living, can understand the issues before me. None of this stuff is brain surgery.
In theory, the MSRB is supposed to protect the public interest, investors, and state and local governments. In practice, the MSRB membership structure is more shaded toward protecting the financial professionals who broker the deals.
The NICS database has holes big enough to drive a Mack truck through.
When you meet with someone and you try to assess whether they're telling you the truth or not, there's several things you can do. You judge demeanor and credibility. You look at corroboration.
There are some members of the House leadership whose only mission in life is to demonize the president.
Transparency at the MSRB is dubious with data downloads too costly for all but the Vanguards of the world.
Let me state the obvious. Illegal immigration is illegal, duh.
If you believe that tax policy has nothing to do with the economy, then you're pretty much like a rock, only dumber.
I read a lot. I enjoy reading a lot.
Just because you've seen 'My Cousin Vinny' doesn't qualify you to be a federal judge.
The Democratic position seems to be everything is going to be free. Free education. Free health care. Free housing. Free love. Free kittens, I don't know.