April 27, 2018

CQ Researcher, Alan Greenblatt, April 27, 2018 States are suing the federal government at a record pace, with Democratic attorneys general trying to block President Trump’s policies on the environment, immigration, health care, marijuana and other issues. In addition, some states are defying federal authority by passing laws that counteract …

May 17, 2016

Imagine boarding a plane after a week away from home at meetings in another city. You’re looking forward to getting home to your family and sleeping in your own bed. You settle into your seat and close your eyes, happy to take a long-delayed nap. You sigh and breathe in …

February 24, 2015

The New York Times, 2/24/15 By Shaila Dewan Darren Hodges, a Tea Party Republican and councilman in the windy West Texas city of Fort Stockton, is a fierce defender of his town’s decision to ban plastic bags. It was a local solution to a local problem and one, he says, …