North Korea has released an American college student who was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts, U.S. and North Korean officials said Tuesday. Otto Warmbier’s parents said he was in a...
The terrorist attacks that have swept the United Kingdom mark yet another chapter in the long war by violent Islamist extremists against the free world. Terrorism in Europe is not a new phenomenon.
This week, the House will vote on H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, which is part of the third “bucket” of Obamacare repeal and replacement. This bill, modeled on successful California litigation reforms, would...
Alright, folks.  I've held my tongue as long as possible, but when you run across internet gold like this, sometimes you've just got to speak out.  Over the years since I started this blog, I've not been shy about my disdain...
Americans once thought that the horrors of human trafficking were a foreign problem. However, traffickers lurk all around us right here in America.
San Antonio entered the battle on June 1 when Mayor Ivy Taylor was out voted on her protest of suing over the Sanctuary City SB4. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, filed a lawsuit in federal court...
Today I questioned former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey in a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be downloaded ...
Whether people in a society think that most others can be trusted seems to predict many positive social and economic outcomes.
​Gov. Greg Abbott blames infighting between the House and Senate as the reason he is forced to bring lawmakers back to Austin for a special session in July to consider a laundry list of items, from the so-called bathroom...
When President Obama signed the 2,300 page Dodd-Frank Act into law, it created a system that added more than 400 burdensome financial regulations, allowed banks to become “too big to fail" and hurt small businesses and...
Today on the Senate floor, I announced that I will introduce a bipartisan amendment to the Iran sanctions legislation requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report a list of airports at which Iranian airline...
 As society grapples with these complex social issues wrought, in part, by the Internet, it's reassuring to know one of the world's biggest online businesses is seeking a solution.
The presentation highlighted significant steps that in-house counsel need to take in anticipation of large scale litigation involving lead contamination of drinking water, as well as other, related environmental issues...
Over the past twelve months, there have been at least 60 peer reviewed studies showing that our present warming isn’t unprecedented or remarkable. Most people do not realize that we are actually living in a cool period,...
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and I today introduced the Abolish Human Trafficking Act which strengthens and reauthorizes key programs that support survivors of human...
The following is a live briefing of Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. 
At dawn, in the hard cold rain of the choppy English Channel, thousands of men-boys, really--aboard landing craft assaulted the beaches in a place called Normandy, France. They were under brutal enemy gunfire and artillery...
Last Saturday, I joined old friends, local biologists and anglers in the final day of the 2017 federal red snapper season. Red snapper fishing, both commercially and recreationally, is a big part of the economy and people’s...
Last month, as fans streamed out of a concert in Manchester, they were met by the worst kind of despicable treachery.A terrorist lay in wait with his time bomb to inflict maximum damage on people, killing as many as he could...
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells...

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