June 26, 2012 Opinion
Our nation’s military is the most advanced and battle-hardened fighting force in history. The proficiency of the American men and women who serve in uniform is respected around the world. Their ability to get the job done is unmatched, and their sacrifice to our country is an inspiration to us all.
March 28, 2012 Opinion
The key legal question is whether the Constitution grants the federal government the power to force individuals to purchase health insurance. In my view, the answer is no.
February 3, 2012 Opinion
Freshman lawmakers don’t usually make much noise on Capitol Hill. It’s more usual that they keep a low profile and get the lay of the land before getting out on a limb. Many of them hug the trunk their entire political careers.

January 29, 2012 Opinion
Consider this: a father gives his son $50 to buy boots for a summer job. The son, surprised to find a half-off sale at the store, purchases the boots for $25 and uses the remaining $25 to buy a video game.
October 15, 2011 Opinion
In a time of tense partisanship in Washington, one area of bipartisan agreement is that our education system too often fails our children and is in need of reform. Properly implementing that reform is critical. A quality education provides the springboard from which our children may pursue their highest dreams.
April 7, 2011 Opinion
I ran for Congress because I knew our nation faced serious budget challenges. Now, having more information and the opportunity to dig deeper into the problem, I realize the crisis is even worse than I thought.
February 18, 2011 Opinion
Already we have eliminated earmarks, cut waste, and trimmed the fat. But we start in earnest this week as the House of Representatives considers legislation to cut $100 billion in spending over the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year....