Beer and Politics
Culture / Other / Politics

Beer and Politics

This Super Bowl Sunday, when you attend your party of choice take a minute to look around the room and see which beers your friends are drinking. According to National Media Research Planning and Placement there are distinct correlations between your beer and liquor preference and your partisan leaning. This data wasn’t pulled together based … Continue reading

Unemployment Benefits: Republican Victory
America / Economy / Labor Force

Unemployment Benefits: Republican Victory

According to the US Department of Labor, the purpose of Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits is for “workers who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits during periods of high unemployment.” It provides an additional thirteen weeks of benefits for states experiencing high unemployment. From the US Department of Labor again, State Unemployment Insurance Benefits have 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

Democrats Should be Careful When Embracing Affordable Care Act
Healthcare

Democrats Should be Careful When Embracing Affordable Care Act

After years of taking heat from Republicans on healthcare, Democratic strategists have suggested what was once the unthinkable – embracing the oft-spurned Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, in the 2014 election. Key provisions of the bill are set to be implemented in January 2014, and the ACA will almost certainly again play a … Continue reading

On Media Bias and Chris Matthews’ Buffoonery
America / Communications

On Media Bias and Chris Matthews’ Buffoonery

As a conservative, I’m always hesitant to make the claim of media bias, for two reasons.  First, I think the conservative claim of the mainstream media’s bias is often overwrought and self-fulfilling.  Politicians and their staffs feel wronged and unfairly treated and, as a result, create an us-versus-them atmosphere that only perpetuates the irascible relationship. … Continue reading