Articles by Joanne Butler

  • Honoring The Man Who Helped Develop Kevlar And Saved Countless LivesHonoring The Man Who Helped Develop Kevlar And Saved Countless Lives

    April 23 2014 4:40 PM

    Police deaths due to firearms have decreased significantly since the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Landmine In Paul Ryan’s Budget BlueprintLandmine In Paul Ryan’s Budget Blueprint

    April 04 2014 3:23 PM

    Ryan assumes seniors are savvy shoppers of complex health insurance plans, and will make wise choices with no surprises.

  • Warren Buffett And The Keystone Pipeline: Cause And EffectWarren Buffett And The Keystone Pipeline: Cause And Effect

    March 07 2014 10:44 AM

    A survey found that 65 percent of Americans support building the Keystone Pipeline, including 51 percent of Democrats.

  • The Importance Of Finland’s Olympic Ice Hockey Victory Over RussiaThe Importance Of Finland’s Olympic Ice Hockey Victory Over Russia

    February 21 2014 12:31 PM

    To understand the roots of the Finns’ resentment, we need to look at a bit of history.

  • What I Learned From The Late Shirley Temple Black, A Capable DiplomatWhat I Learned From The Late Shirley Temple Black, A Capable Diplomat

    February 12 2014 8:52 PM

    Shirley Temple served as US diplomat to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

  • Why Does Joe Biden Think He Can Run For President In 2016?Why Does Joe Biden Think He Can Run For President In 2016?

    February 07 2014 3:40 PM

    He’s deluding himself partly because he lives in a D.C.-Delaware bubble.

  • 2016 Election: Could South Asians Bobby Jindal Or Nikki Haley Get Big-Ticket Nominations?2016 Election: Could South Asians Bobby Jindal Or Nikki Haley Get Big-Ticket Nominations?

    November 11 2013 9:01 AM

    Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley are rising stars in the GOP firmament.

  • Chris Christie Offers Tangible Leadership, In Contrast To Deadlock In DCChris Christie Offers Tangible Leadership, In Contrast To Deadlock In DC

    November 07 2013 9:33 AM

    The 2016 Republican primary could be transformational. Do we go with the tangible or the theoretical candidate?

  • My Dream Speech For Senator Ted CruzMy Dream Speech For Senator Ted Cruz

    October 11 2013 5:44 PM

    My “fantasy Ted Cruz speech” probably wouldn’t go over as well, and that’s because it would raise tough questions.

  •  Randy Neugebauer And Others: When Entrenched Politicians Behave Badly Randy Neugebauer And Others: When Entrenched Politicians Behave Badly

    October 07 2013 12:23 PM

    Randy Neugebauer's behavior is proof of what happens when you’re elected from a very safe district for a very long time.

  • Under Obamacare, Premiums Will Go Up, Way UpUnder Obamacare, Premiums Will Go Up, Way Up

    September 26 2013 2:38 PM

    Next year, town halls may be filled with angry early retirees and others who don’t qualify for Medicare and don’t want their new health care benefits disturbed.

  • An Easier (And Comparatively Painless) Fix For MedicareAn Easier (And Comparatively Painless) Fix For Medicare

    March 10 2013 4:10 PM

    The latest Republican pronouncements on saving Medicare remind me of a Roger Rabbit cartoon.

  • New Pope Should Look At His CompetitionNew Pope Should Look At His Competition

    March 01 2013 10:45 AM

    It seems Catholics have been through one form or another of this new evangelism for years.

  • Clinton's Benghazi Testimony Makes Case For More SecurityClinton's Benghazi Testimony Makes Case For More Security

    January 23 2013 2:36 PM

    Clinton’s testimony over the Benghazi disaster is really about the need for more funding to strengthen U.S. embassies.

  • My Afternoon With Chuck HagelMy Afternoon With Chuck Hagel

    January 16 2013 12:31 PM

    I can only marvel at how faded pols suddenly become white-hot in the blink of an eye. Take former Senator Chuck Hagel, for instance.