Millennials Continue to Take One for the Team
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

Millennials Continue to Take One for the Team

On Wednesday March 5th, the Obama Administration announced a second delay in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate that requires health insurance plans to meet minimum requirements in health benefits. The mandate has been controversial since its conception. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, this mandate established 10 essential benefits that must be … Continue reading

The Myth of the Underpaid Minimum Wage Worker
America / Economy / Labor Force / Politics / U.S. Senate

The Myth of the Underpaid Minimum Wage Worker

One of greatest falsehoods that clouds the discussion over whether to raise the minimum wage is that these workers are underpaid compared to the value they provide to their employers.  Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the case, “If we started in 1960 and we said that as productivity goes up, that is as workers are … Continue reading

The Obamacare’s Mandate and a Look at Some Alternatives
Politics

The Obamacare’s Mandate and a Look at Some Alternatives

Controversy continues to arise over a new law being promoted by President Obama and his administration.  The Affordable Care Act, or otherwise known as Obamacare, would require every United States citizen to either pick from set health insurance packages or be forced to pay a steep penalty.  Many Americans, however, are becoming outraged at the … Continue reading

Like it or Not, House Republicans Need to Pass Immigration Reform
Immigration / Politics

Like it or Not, House Republicans Need to Pass Immigration Reform

Think immigration reform is passing Congress anytime soon? Think again. While the Senate may approve the bill, immigration reform faces little chance of passage in the House. Republicans might say that the Senate bill is too loose on border control, or they might object to amnesty. But the real reason immigration will fail is that … Continue reading

Regulations: Another Front in the War Between the Branches
Economy / Regulation

Regulations: Another Front in the War Between the Branches

While politics and partisanship are the primary forces driving the discord in Washington today, it is power that will ultimately determine the outcome of such conflict. In our government, power is shared between branches, which in times of divided government like the present, essentially means shared between parties. With each side empowered to block the … Continue reading

A Secondary Crisis? The Process of Federal Disaster Relief
Regulation / U.S. Domestic Policy

A Secondary Crisis? The Process of Federal Disaster Relief

Government agencies like FEMA are rarely the object of public attention, but when a crisis comes, their actions and decisions have important implications for citizens’ welfare.  For government agencies to deliver effectively when the bright light of the national media is shining upon them, they must conduct careful planning when not under public scrutiny.  The … Continue reading

The Heritage Foundation’s Intellectual Dishonesty
Economy / Immigration

The Heritage Foundation’s Intellectual Dishonesty

With gun control stalled and budget negotiations on the back burner, all eyes have now turned to immigration reform. President Obama is seeking (and really needs) a large second term accomplishment to solidify and bolster his legacy.  Republicans, meanwhile, are trapped at the bottom of an electoral well staring up at 70% of Latinos and … Continue reading