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Don't Starve the BLS | Commentary

By Katharine G. Abraham, Steven J. Davis and John C. Haltiwanger

Bipartisan Efforts at Just the Right Time | Commentary

By Rex W. Tillerson

Congress Should Protect, Not Expose Asbestos Victims to Further Harm | Commentary

By Heather White

We Need a Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court | Commentary

The Supreme Court may be the highest court in the land, but that doesn’t mean it should operate by a different set of rules. Yet, as the court begins its fall term this week, many Americans would be surprised to learn that the nine justices on the Supreme Court are the only federal judges in the nation not bound by a code of ethical conduct. That means, for example, there are no rules requiring justices to recuse themselves because of a conflict of interest, despite the fact they may be hearing important cases that have impact on the law far beyond their tenure on the court. While we shouldn’t presume that judges would be incapable of making the right call when it comes to a conflict of interest, we should not be naive to the possibility. That is why we should finally place Supreme Court justices under a code of ethical conduct, as is required of all other federal judges.

Too Much of a Good Thing? That's Crude Economics | Commentary

The shale revolution of the past decade has fueled the bulk of our continued, albeit anemic, economic recovery and has sparked a resurgence in a number of industries, including manufacturing. The increased supply has pushed us to consider the proverbial dilemma: Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? The good thing we have is an abundance of oil and gas. Drilling techniques, new technologies, expanded resource recovery and new resource discoveries have yielded unprecedented productivity among domestic drillers. Today, the United States is the world’s top petroleum producer, bigger than either Saudi Arabia or Russia.

The Estate Tax Has No Impact on Small Businesses, Unless Repealed | Commentary

By Deborah Field

Let's Block Too-Big-to-Fail Health Insurance Companies | Commentary

If you thought too-big-to-fail banks were dangerous, watch out for too-big-to-fail health insurance companies.

Reauthorizing the Second Chance Act Is Essential to More Successful Prisoner Re-Entry | Commentary

About 95 percent of the people in our prisons will eventually return to society. It is in all of our interests to give these individuals a second chance.

Call to Action For Our Female Veterans | Commentary

By Katy Beh Neas

Beyond 2016: Americans and Our Apps Need More Spectrum | Commentary

Do you need to stay connected for work? To share pics and videos, watch streaming video or listen to your personalized music stream? To shop, manage transportation or even monitor your personal health?

Labor Department Urged to Heed Constructive Ideas to Fix Fiduciary Proposal | Commentary

Is President Barack Obama’s administration serious about considering feedback in response to its proposed regulation to change the way Americans, especially low- and moderate-income Americans, are informed and educated about retirement planning?

Time for Action on Mental Health Care | Commentary

By Mary Giliberti

Pope's Message Speaks to Immigrant Capitol Workers | Commentary

When Pope Francis called on Congress to respect the rights of workers and immigrants, he was also speaking to workers such as myself who cook and clean for senators.

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal and the EPA | Commentary

In a monumental admission of automotive fraud, Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned on Sept. 30 amid revelations that millions of VWs were built to cheat on clean air tests.

Defense Bill Critical to Maintaining America’s Global Response Force

By Sens. Richard M. Burr and Thom Tillis

The 'Try-Nothing' Congress | Commentary

By Rep. David Jolly

Congress Must Act to Reverse NLRB Overreach, Allow Franchising to Move Forward | Commentary

By Robert Cresanti

The U.S. Should Do More to Help the Yazidis | Commentary

Dozens of articles and reports have been published detailing the unimaginable abuse of Yazidi women and girls by the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS. Summarizing these atrocities with the attention they deserve — explaining the depths of the barbarity and brutality these people have faced — would require pages upon pages.

Veterans Need and Deserve Quicker Access to Hearing-Aid Services | Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to the commentary piece, “Don’t Cut Corners on Veterans’ Hearing Care” (Roll Call, Sept. 16), by Neil DiSarno.

Kirk, Manchin: Make Washington Work | Commentary

By Sens. Mark S. Kirk and Joe Manchin III




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