State of Disunion: Why Bypassing Congress is Dangerous for the United States
Politics

State of Disunion: Why Bypassing Congress is Dangerous for the United States

It’s the start of a new year, and a politically charged one at that. With campaign season approaching, Republicans will have the opportunity to take control of the Senate as well as keep control in the House. If this happens, an already tumultuous relationship between Congress and President Obama will likely become intolerable. In his … Continue reading

Keystone Pipeline: The Time to Act Is Now
Economy / Energy / Environment / Environmental Regulation / Presidency

Keystone Pipeline: The Time to Act Is Now

President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, mentioned the administrations efforts to reduce America’s energy dependence on foreign nations. The president’s energy section in the State of the Union was small, lackluster and dodgy. The president avoided any mention of one of the best ways for the U.S. to increase our import … Continue reading

The State of the Agencies: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Need for Reform
Energy / Regulation

The State of the Agencies: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Need for Reform

Tuesday night, with Speaker Boehner having seemingly mastered the art of the stoic expression, President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address since winning reelection. This performance had been touted by the administration as the capstone, complimentary finish to a two-part series begun with the President’s Inaugural address. These speeches have draped … Continue reading

The President’s Puzzling Proposal to fix America’s Flawed Educational System
Education

The President’s Puzzling Proposal to fix America’s Flawed Educational System

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama addressed improving the educational standards for American students from preschool to higher education. Analyzing the President’s actions during his first term illustrates that the Obama administration’s main belief is that the federal government needs to get involved in the education of all American students.  So it … Continue reading

How is the President Confronting Climate Change and Energy Policy?
America / Energy

How is the President Confronting Climate Change and Energy Policy?

President Obama has been pressured from several different directions regarding climate change and environmental action. His pending approval of the Keystone pipeline as well as policy regarding greenhouse gas emissions is making it difficult to placate both sides of the spectrum. Climate change activists are fervently against the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and … Continue reading