Morning Journal News, 29 Apr 2016 15:42:48 EDTFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:42:48 EDT Paine in the . . ."Common Sense," written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. One wonders whether any publication by that name would sell today.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTSlap on the wrist hurts us all Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. Apparently, however, the Bill of Rights is not sufficient protection - or at least is not viewed that way by most members of the U.S.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTStill no relief from the pork when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fast. These were politicians making those promises.Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTCuban policy not working he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island countr.Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTMaintain balance of power has been obvious for years that Congress should update the nation's immigration laws. But lawmakers' failure to do that does not give the president authority to override the statute.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT