Expanding Opportunity in America: A Proposed Initiative by Rep. Paul Ryan
America / Politics

Expanding Opportunity in America: A Proposed Initiative by Rep. Paul Ryan

On July 24, Representative Paul Ryan spoke at the American Enterprise Institute and began a discussion on poverty and opportunity in the U.S. His discussion draft provides an innovative way to reorganize the safety net while remaining deficit neutral. This comprehensive package of policies will not only appeal to members from both sides of the … Continue reading

Where Did All the Good Statesmen Go?
Politics

Where Did All the Good Statesmen Go?

In a political era characterized by demagoguery and partisanship, one has to wonder how previous generations of politicians accomplished anything. To be sure, necessity is the mother of all invention, but that approach hardly lends itself to good government. Despite being bitterly divided over their respective visions of government, our Founding Fathers still came together … Continue reading

Is It Time to Lift the Cuba Embargo?
Foreign Policy / Latin America / Politics / Sanctions

Is It Time to Lift the Cuba Embargo?

Appearing before the Council on Foreign Relations last month, Hilary Clinton took a decisive stance opposite that of the administration as she called for an end to the half-century old U.S embargo against Cuba. “The embargo is Castro’s best friend. It provides Castro an excuse for everything,” Clinton stated, arguing that the embargo now serves … Continue reading

Natural Gas: A Fuel to Rule Them All?
Energy / Politics

Natural Gas: A Fuel to Rule Them All?

Hardly a day goes by where a new story trumpeting the American natural gas “revolution” isn’t prominently displayed in the newspaper: talk of exports is reemerging after decades; the price of natural gas for electricity has dropped by half between its 2008 high and 2013; IHS estimates that unconventional drilling supports 1.7 million jobs. Furthermore, … Continue reading

Blast from the Past: FDR’s Second Bill of Rights and the Obama Agenda
Politics

Blast from the Past: FDR’s Second Bill of Rights and the Obama Agenda

Jefferson believed that all men are “endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights… that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Framers of our Constitution adopted a full bill of rights that covers everything from the freedom of speech and religion to the rights of the individual states. Franklin Delano … Continue reading