Energy is Not a Talking Point – It’s a Critical Resource
Energy / Politics / Presidency / Presidential Race 2016

Energy is Not a Talking Point – It’s a Critical Resource

One of the final questions of the second presidential debate was perhaps one of the more substantive policy questions asked throughout this chaotic election season. While the rest of the internet has focused on Ken Bone and his striking red sweater, the content of his question was equally striking: “What steps will your energy policy … Continue reading

Clinton’s Secretary of State Shortlist Reveals Her Foreign Policy
Central Asia / China / Dpt. of State / Europe / Europe / Foreign Policy / Iran / Middle East / National Security / Presidential Race 2016 / Russia / Sanctions

Clinton’s Secretary of State Shortlist Reveals Her Foreign Policy

  The Clinton transition team recently leaked its shortlist for Secretary of State. While media attention has solely focused on Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance on the list, the rest of the list reveals what a potential Clinton administration’s foreign policy might entail. Based on her shortlist, Clinton has Russian aggression and European stability on … Continue reading

Politicking National Security: A Hack Job
Dpt. of State / Foreign Policy / National Security / Politics / Presidential Race 2016 / Russia

Politicking National Security: A Hack Job

In case you missed it, a presidential candidate invited a foreign government to break into either a private citizen’s email account and steal information or break into the servers at the United States Department of State. I am in a state of disbelief. These were his words (with my editorial comments in parentheses): Russia, if … Continue reading

The 2016 Election Proves The Need For Voting Reform
America / Constitution / Politics / Presidency

The 2016 Election Proves The Need For Voting Reform

Americans are unhappy with their choices in the upcoming Presidential election.  Hillary Clinton, whose net favorability rating is -15.4,[i] is the least popular presidential candidate in the last 10 elections cycles save one:[ii] her opponent Donald Trump.[iii]  Seeing this, some media outlets have speculated[iv] that this could be the election cycle in which we see … Continue reading

A Dishonest Truth: Corruption in the U.S.A.
America / Economy / Gov. Officials / Rule of Law

A Dishonest Truth: Corruption in the U.S.A.

Welcome to Chicago, the corruption capital of the country! Kind of catchy, don’t you think? Far from being plastered on the city’s next welcome billboard, this slogan may soon become a rallying cry for Chicagoans tired of being the punchline in a fill-in-the-blank corruption joke. The dubious distinction comes from a report released by the … Continue reading

Where the Power Really Is: Netanyahu’s Visit and its Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
Gov. Officials / Politics / Presidency

Where the Power Really Is: Netanyahu’s Visit and its Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

John Boehner’s recent invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in front of a joint meeting of Congress in March has infuriated the Obama Administration. The White House claims they were never consulted about the invitation and did not know that Netanyahu was coming until Boehner announced it publically, which Obama Press Secretary … Continue reading

Obama Stated 20 Times he would not Bypass Congress on Immigration
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Obama Stated 20 Times he would not Bypass Congress on Immigration

“President Obama has said over twenty times that he would not circumvent Congress and the will of the people to create his own immigration law,” reported Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) Wednesday morning. Arguments that Obama’s unilateral actions will assist in reforming the U.S. immigration system are gravely flawed. Granting amnesty plays no part in reforming … Continue reading