Common Core Doesn’t Make Common Sense
Constitution / Education / U.S. Domestic Policy

Common Core Doesn’t Make Common Sense

Every student in American schools is taught that the Constitution is the law of the land. So, why doesn’t the federal government understand this? The Department of Education has been working to institute a national common core on what is taught in schools around the country. This national common core usurps a state’s right to … Continue reading

The Problem With Wellness Initiatives
Affordable Care Act / Constitution / Economy / Healthcare / Labor Force / Politics / Regulation

The Problem With Wellness Initiatives

In an attempt to decrease health care costs, wellness initiatives have become increasingly popular programs offered by corporations. Health and wellness is an extremely important issue and when it comes to health care reform there should to be a larger personal responsibility component. Unhealthy lifestyles, such as inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol … Continue reading

The Race to 270: Reforming the Electoral College
Constitution / Politics

The Race to 270: Reforming the Electoral College

The way in which the United States elects its presidential candidates is constantly being debated. Following the 2012 presidential election, many states are reconsidering the rules of the game. The current set-up of the electoral college poses problems for the electorate, as do some of the proposed solutions to these problems. The design of the … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why the Senate Chose Not To Go Nuclear
America / Constitution / Politics / Rule of Law / U.S. Senate

3 Reasons Why the Senate Chose Not To Go Nuclear

Over the course of the past few weeks, the Senate has been more hectic than usual. There has been much debate over the use of filibusters in the Senate, and the more often than not useless delays that they have been causing. Historically, the filibuster has been a way to obtain a bipartisan compromise; but … Continue reading

The Price of Freedom
America / Constitution / National Security

The Price of Freedom

“Freedom isn’t free” – a refrain often used by soldiers, politicians, and country singers. In context, the phrase refers to the remarkable sacrifices our armed service members have made throughout the history of the United States. However, the true cost of freedom is spread across all Americans and is a far higher price than most realize. Recent revelations regarding the … Continue reading

Department of Justice Reveals Deep-Seated Contempt for the Press and First Amendment
Constitution / Politics

Department of Justice Reveals Deep-Seated Contempt for the Press and First Amendment

The full fury of the press corps has recently been directed towards the Obama administration and their investigations into two leaks – one looking into an AP story on a foiled terrorist plot, and the other, a Fox News story on North Korean nuclear tests. The two Department of Justice probes, while similar in scope, … Continue reading

A Case for Racism, Misogyny and Homophobia: The Future of Gay Marriage and Rubio’s Misguidance Towards 2016
America / Constitution / Politics / Presidential Race 2016 / U.S. Domestic Policy

A Case for Racism, Misogyny and Homophobia: The Future of Gay Marriage and Rubio’s Misguidance Towards 2016

Not even a month after the election and Republicans are peering over the same slippery slope that led to their 2012 demise: Stances on social issues. In a now rather infamous interview with GQ magazine, Senator and 2016 Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio offered ambiguous responses on a range of topics, perpetuating his already questionable views … Continue reading

Friends, Not Foes
America / Constitution / Culture / Gov. Officials / Politics / Presidency / U.S. Domestic Policy / Uncategorized

Friends, Not Foes

In 1952, Justice Robert H. Jackson, in his opinion on Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer, also known as the Steel Seizure Case, stated, “When the president acts pursuant to an express or an implied authorization of Congress, his authority is at its maximum, for it includes all that he possesses in his own … Continue reading

What’s Left of What’s Right: New Conservatism and the Future of the G.O.P.
America / Constitution / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

What’s Left of What’s Right: New Conservatism and the Future of the G.O.P.

The resounding defeat for the Republican Party in the presidential election beckons a pause from my usual focus on foreign policy. Instead I want to look at the future of the G.O.P. because the situation is critical. Mitt Romney lost by the greatest margin in a presidential election since, well, last election. The Republican Party … Continue reading