On Tuesday, six-term Republican senator Richard Lugar was ousted in shocking defeat in the Indiana primary to Tea Party activist Richard Mourdock, Indiana state’s treasurer.
Mourdock sent Lugar down in flames as he questioned Lugar's policies on immigration, Supreme Court nominees, the "Dream Act", and bank bailouts. Mourdock said Lugar was "not conservative enough".
Mark J. Perry submits:
The chart above shows that U.S. sugar prices have averaged twice the world price (28.1 cents per pound vs. 14.4 cents) since 1980 (data here), because of tariffs and quotas that restrict the amount of foreign sugar allowed to enter the U.S.
A trio of Veterans groups issued statements slamming U.S. Sen Richard Burr, a Republican from Virginia, for what one organization called a "monumental cheap shot" after Burr wrote an open letter to the groups scolding them for what he saw as a lack of participation in condemning the growing scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs.