February 28, 2019

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognize the opportunity.” — John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy could have been referring to rura...

October 10, 2017

In our system of government, the executive and legislative branches share responsibility for selecting the members of the third branch – the federal judiciary. This shared responsibility reflects the Founders’ desire to find a middle ground.

Our Founders didn’t want Con...

September 6, 2017

As Congress reconvenes after its August recess, it is sobering to consider the amount of legislative work that lies ahead in the 43 days left in the first session of the 115th Congress. Before Oct. 1 and with only a dozen legislative days scheduled for the House of Rep...

April 24, 2017

This week, Congress returns to Washington with a plethora of work with very little time. There are approximately 50 legislative days before the August recess and fewer than 100 before the end of the session.  

As April comes to a close, five critical issues fall into on...

April 12, 2017

Senator Daschle discussed the future of telemedicine with Politico this morning.  To see the interview, click here.

March 24, 2017

Bombs, bullets and, most recently, bytes, tend to dominate our national security thinking. But bugs must also be added to that list. As Bill Gates recently warned the Munich Security Conference, a pandemic — whether caused by a terrorist or nature itself - is one of th...

February 23, 2017

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) urged Republicans to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act instead of repealing it, and suggested steps to stabilize the individual marketplace, ensure continuous coverage and incentivize younger enrollees to enter t...

February 5, 2017

President Trump’s personal deportment with the United States’ closest friends and allies in merely the first ten days of his presidency is an unprecedented cause for alarm and deep concern.

With Secretary Tillerson’s confirmation vote now behind him, his initial “to do”...

January 18, 2017

At a town hall meeting last week, Jeff Jeans, a Republican small business owner who had worked on the campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, shared his personal story with Speaker Paul Ryan. Jeans had opposed the Affordable Care Act, now commonly called "Obam...

January 12, 2017

Imagine the nightmare:

“Nine weeks ago, terrorists unleashed insidious biological attacks on our Nation’s Capitol during our Independence Day celebrations. The infectious agent they used ultimately led to the deaths of 6,053 Americans. Many of our own colleagues and sta...

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