Martial Humanity

Opinion | Joanne Butler
(Arlington National Cemetery - May 22, 2008) -- Flags stand vigil at gravesites in Arlington National Cemetary. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began their rounds to place a small American flag into the ground in front of every grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery for the upcoming Memorial Day observance. (Photo by Adam Skoczylas).

Meticulousness is the military’s way of respect for a fallen warrior.

Las Vegas Shooting: ‘Hot Zones’ Result In More Deaths

Opinion | Joanne Butler
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after an apparent shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Areas where hundreds of people gather need to be structured so they are easy to escape.

Tax Reform's Murky Future

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Politics, process and a razor-thin Senate GOP majority makes things uncertain.

The Winners And The Losers Of DACA

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Obama’s Dreamer gambit was crafted to make Republicans look like hard-hearted monsters.

NAFTA Talks: Who's In Charge?

Opinion | Joanne Butler

The Trump administration’s goal is to go full throttle and have negotiations done by year’s end.

To The Shores Of 1600 Pennsylvania

Opinion | Joanne Butler
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly introduces President Donald Trump who delivered the commencement address to 199 cadets during the 136th U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 2017. Each year, the president delivers the commencement address at one of the U.S. military service academies. This was the first time President Trump addressed a service academy graduating class as commander in chief. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

New White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, is incredibly well qualified for his new position in the Trump Administration

Fear Of 'Repeal And Replace'

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Demonstrators protest over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare outside the offices of Republican congressman Darryl Issa in Vista, California, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Trump should study LBJ’s famously effective persuasion techniques to kill Obamacare once and for all.

Trade, Merkel, and Meh

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Trump is right to focus on bilateral trade agreements, even if Merkel frowns upon it.

The GOP Needs Honesty In Healthcare Bills

Opinion | Joanne Butler
A doctor clutches a stethoscope. (Adam Berry / Getty Images News)

When it comes to replacing Obamacare, Congress should follow Trump’s risk-taking example.

The Federal Procurement System Can't Keep Pace With Technology

Opinion | Joanne Butler

The art of a federal IT deal should take months, not years, to accomplish.

Reality Checkout

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for sending classified material to a news organization, poses in a picture posted to her Instagram account. Reality Winner/Social Media via REUTERS

Reality Winner isn’t fearless, because she never expected the FBI to knock on her door.

The Terrors Of New York's Penn Station

Opinion | Joanne Butler

North Korean bombs don’t scare me as much as trying to catch a train in New York’s rail hub.

To Save Retail, We Need Better Urban Planning

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Shoppers wait to enter Macy's to kick off Black Friday sales in New York: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Malls and department stores are closing nationwide. This might be a good thing.

Expand E-Verify To Fight Illegal Immigration

Opinion | Joanne Butler
US President Donald Trumps first budget provides more than USD 4.5 billion in new spending to fight illegal immigration by adding immigration and border enforcement agents, prosecutors and judges, as well as building a wall on the border with Mexico. (PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / Getty Robyn Beck)

This is one immigration solution that’s already in place, but could use a few good cheerleaders.

Tiny Tax Reform

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Obama Outlines Policy For Open And Free Internet

Trump should rip up Obama’s hidden telecom charges.

Made Where In The USA?

Opinion | Joanne Butler

North Carolina may lose to New York in hipness, but it wins at making money in manufacturing.

Lessons From World War I

Opinion | Joanne Butler
U.S. Marines form a line in France in an undated photo taken during the First World War. The United States marks 100 years since their entry into World War One on April 6, 2017. Courtesy Library of Congress/Handout via REUTERS

We must ask our leaders today: When will it be over — over there?

How Jared Kushner Can Successfully Reform Government

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Under President Trump, the federal bureaucracy has new leadership.

How The Fed's Rate Increase Will Impact Consumers

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Janet Yellen Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

If you’re seeking a low-rate consumer loan, get going now.

Border Adjustment Tax: Not Just A Good Idea, But The Only Path to Tax Reform

Opinion | Christopher D. Coursen
A man walks out of an Internal Revenue Services office after filing his taxes on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Meaningful tax reform is going to take every ounce of political will that is available on Capitol Hill.