How Coburn Made a Difference

The retiring senator blocked more bad ideas and lousy bills than most Americans will ever know.

Kimberley A. Strassel The Wall Street Journal 1/1/2015

Members of Congress come and go, and many leave Washington no better or worse than they found it. A few make a mark, and Congress is losing one of them: Tom […]

Tom Coburn’s Stirring Message to Fellow Senators, in 90 Seconds

Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal 12/11/2014

In an emotional farewell address, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., today encouraged fellow lawmakers to heed their oath of office, saying it doesn’t include securing goodies for their home states.

Coburn, perhaps best known for combating government waste, took to the Senate floor for his remarks. The Oklahoma Republican reminded […]

Frank Wolf looks back on 34 years of upstream battles

Susan Crabtree The Washington Examiner 10/27/2014

…An ardent advocate for human rights at home and abroad, Wolf fought free-trade proponents in both parties to hold China and other countries accountable for human rights abuses. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and Africa, and was an early and persistent proponent of U.S. intervention to […]

Leftist Congressman Henry Waxman Retires, Blames Tea Party

Matthew Burke Tea Party News Network 1/30/2014

Far-left congressman from California, Henry Waxman, a 40-year House veteran, announced his retirement Wednesday, blaming the pro-constitution, limited government Tea Party movement.

“It’s been frustrating because of the extremism of Tea Party Republicans,” said Waxman. “Nothing seems to be happening.” Waxman may have forgotten about Obamacare, which is […]

Sen. Tom Coburn to Retire at the End of 2014

John McCormack The Weekly Standard 1/16/2014

Dr. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, announced in a statement Thursday night that this is his last year in the Senate:

“Serving as Oklahoma’s senator has been, and continues to be, one of the great privileges and blessings of my life. But, after much prayer and consideration, I […]

Quote of the day

18 February 2013


At my age, and in my circumstances, what sinister object, or personal emolument had I to seek after, in this life? The growing infirmities of age and the increasing love of retirement, daily confirm my decided predilection for domestic life: and the great Searcher of human hearts is my […]