“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
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A Good Track Record?
On September 25, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation. As head of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Holder has been extremely proactive, placing the DOJ behind a number of important civil rights issues, including voting rights, immigration, and same sex marriage. His engagement with these issues has earned him both praise … Continue reading
Blast from the Past: FDR’s Second Bill of Rights and the Obama Agenda
Jefferson believed that all men are “endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights… that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Framers of our Constitution adopted a full bill of rights that covers everything from the freedom of speech and religion to the rights of the individual states. Franklin Delano … Continue reading
Obama’s Foreign Policy Ratings Dwindling
As of June 18th, President Obama’s foreign policy approval rating stands at a dismal 38%, a new low for the President. Shortly following the Bengdahl exchange, a measure that caused President Obama’s foreign policy approval ratings to fall to a staggering 41%, President Obama is faced with “renewed violence in Iraq.” Undoubtedly, the Bergdahl Exchange … Continue reading
On Ukraine: US Strength is Putin’s Demise
Since the collapse of the USSR, Russia has felt backed into a corner and neglected by the international community and, indeed, has been. First, there was the quick snatching-up of post USSR states into the EU with no chance of admission for Russia. Next, there was the absolute refusal of Russian integrity by NATO, and … Continue reading
Obama Getting in the way of Snack Time?
We’ve all been there. The feeling hits around 2:30 PM during the workday and we find ourselves standing in front of the office vending machine searching for the snack of our liking. The next time you head for your snack your change won’t be the only thing you are counting. Due to President Obama’s healthcare overhaul … Continue reading
The Cost of Being “Cool”: Politics and Pop Culture
Heading into the 2014 elections, politicians will no doubt use pop culture in an attempt to engage the electorate, specifically young Americans, in the political process in order to encourage voter participation. The question is who will use pop culture effectively and why should politicians care about pop culture in the first place? According to … Continue reading
Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Immigration and Social Insurance Programs
When addressing the nation last week, President Obama had only brief remarks regarding immigration reform, simply saying, “let’s get it done”. Perhaps this brevity is emblematic of how unlikely immigration reform has become. While off-putting to some members of Congress, comprehensive immigration reform remains one of the President’s major legislative goals. Though the President has … Continue reading
Another Day, Another Bailout
In the early days of his presidency and even during his campaigning for the election, Obama’s primary goal was to get a comprehensive healthcare bill passed. Anyone in politics knew from the start that this would be no easy task. But who could have anticipated that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would take over the … Continue reading
“Bad Romance”: Shale Gas Boom and the Emergence of Strange Alliances
Shale gas discoveries has proliferated in the United States as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, a relatively new technology, has allowed an efficient way to extract shale gas, producing a cheaper and cleaner source of energy than coal. The shale gas boom happening in the United States which has resulted in an economy-boosting decrease in gas prices … Continue reading
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