Dismantling the Department of Education
Education / Politics

Dismantling the Department of Education

In the realm of education policy, potential 2016 presidential candidates must be prepared to discuss their stance on the hot education topics including school accountability, the charter school movement, school choice, and Common Core. However, newly announced presidential hopeful Marco Rubio’s remark on dismantling the Department of Education opens a door to a topic that … Continue reading

Flawed Progress: The Iranian Nuclear Framework
Energy / Foreign Policy / Iran / Politics

Flawed Progress: The Iranian Nuclear Framework

The recent unveiling of a framework for future talks about Iran’s nuclear program has some hailing it as a great step towards an Iran without nuclear weapons, while others believe giving Iran any nuclear capability is a step in the wrong direction. While this framework represents significant progress, it does not go far enough in … Continue reading

The Israeli Election: Netanyahu May be a Political Genius, but it Comes with a Cost
Economy / Foreign Policy / Politics

The Israeli Election: Netanyahu May be a Political Genius, but it Comes with a Cost

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s reelection last week has surprised many Israelis as well as the rest of the world. Almost every poll taken prior to the election showed Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party losing by around two to five seats to the center-left Zionist Union Party led by Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni. Many attribute … Continue reading

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons? More like a World Full of Nuclear Weapons.
Foreign Policy / National Security / Politics

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons? More like a World Full of Nuclear Weapons.

The use of nuclear weapons is perhaps the most dangerous threat one state can make against another. Dropping a single bomb can kill millions of civilians, destroy cities and cause massive economic damage. When the U.S. dropped the Atom bomb on Nagasaki, it destroyed approximately 40 percent of the buildings in the city. In Hiroshima, … Continue reading

The Debt Ceiling: Good Politics, Not Policy
Debt / Economy / Fiscal policy / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

The Debt Ceiling: Good Politics, Not Policy

As of this past week, our federal government has managed to clear the hurdle of fully funding the Department of Homeland Security. Unfortunately, this is only one of the many vitally important budget issues on the horizon, including Medicare payments to doctors, funding for the Highway Trust Fund and our crumbling infrastructure, and the prospect … Continue reading