Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: Commonwealth Should Work With Stakeholders to Reach Consensual Solution
At today’s hearing, Richard Carrion testified that as a professional banker, he was “extremely reluctant” to testify in favor of debt restructuring. Yet Carrion has given no weight to promising proposals put forth by the private sector, preferring instead to trumpet the agenda of his friend Governor Garcia Padilla. As demonstrated by today’s bond payment, the Puerto Rican government has the means to meet its obligations, and should work with stakeholders to reach a consensual solution.…[more]
The clash between Americans who exercise their constitutional right to bear arms and proponents of gun control appears to be escalating. Restrictionists have lost in Congress and in all but a notable handful of states. They have lost in the courts of law. That leaves only the court of public opinion.
Most states allow citizens to carry firearms openly. Many of those same states allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed as well, if they obtain a permit.
Anti-gun groups don’t like to see guns in public. They don’t like to see guns in private. They don’t like guns, period.…
"Congress recently forbade President Obama from bringing Guantanamo inmates to the United States, or even preparing a place in the U.S. to which the terrorist prisoners might someday be transferred. The specific action Congress took was to renew earlier bans on the president spending any appropriated funds for those purposes. Republicans and Democrats spoke in a strong and unified voice; 370 members…[more]