A few weeks ago, I wrote an article highlighting the legislation passed by the House of Representatives to providing funding for the Highway Trust Fund. At the behest of the President of American Action Forum, this week I will be writing a follow-up piece discussing a few possible solutions to the funding problem. On July 15th, … Continue reading
Author Archives: Robert Abramov
Changing Immigration: A Look at FiveThirtyEight’s Charts
For this week’s blog post, my policy director, Conor Ryan, asked me to find and analyze a few charts from an Internet source. He also requested that I write up a short summary and analysis for each of these charts. I chose four charts from the article “Immigration Is Changing Much More Than the Immigration … Continue reading
Federal Highway Trust Fund: Running Out of Gas?
On Wednesday last week, the House of Representatives passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, H.R. 5021, an appropriation bill that diverts approximately $11 billion from the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury to the Highway Trust Fund. The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund created in 1956 in the Highway Revenue Act … Continue reading
Military Assessment of Iraqi Security Forces
On June 24, the United States Army sent 90 special intelligence troops to Iraq in order to assess the militia of Iraq and to offer advice on how to efficiently rebuff the advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). ISIS is an extremist, jihadist, terrorist group that, similar to Al-Qaeda, is a spin-off … Continue reading
Supreme Court Rules Cellphone Searches Unconstitutional in Unanimous Decision
On August 22, 2009, David Riley was pulled over by law enforcement after they had noticed that the license plate of the car he was driving was expired. The law enforcement officer then noted that Mr. Riley’s license was suspended and arrested Mr. Riley and impounded his car. During the documentation of the contents of … Continue reading
The IRS Scandal Continues: Missing Emails
In May of 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), an independent agency that oversees the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), published a report that stated that the IRS had been earmarking applications for tax-exempt groups with the words “patriot,” “tea party,” “Israel,” or “occupy” in their names. The IRS had held these applications … Continue reading
Keystone Pipeline Bill Goes to the Senate
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on the bill that will approve the Keystone XL pipeline this past Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. The bill was approved in the panel, but it is unclear whether or not it will pass in the entire Senate. The Keystone Pipeline bill is a proposed bill that would … Continue reading
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