• A Step Down and a Step Back: Sebelius’ Resignation and the Affordable Care Act

    A Step Down and a Step Back: Sebelius’ Resignation and the Affordable Care Act

    After a tempestuous debut last October, April 1 seemed to signal smooth sailing for Healthcare.gov. In a press conference, President Obama proudly announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, […]

  • The Growing Tuition Burden

    The Growing Tuition Burden

    Although the Constitution bears no mention of it, and the Supreme Court has deemed it to not be a fundamental right (San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 1973), education is viewed by most Americans as a […]

  • Campaign Finance Reforms Suffer Major Blow

    Campaign Finance Reforms Suffer Major Blow

    The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling regarding campaign finance reform this Wednesday. By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court struck down any limitations on federal campaign contributions, thereby erasing the previous aggregate limit of $123,000 for […]

  • Stand Firm on Ukraine

    Stand Firm on Ukraine

    Whether the U.S. likes it or not, it has a responsibility to lead Western nations. Western Europe still depends a great deal on American leadership and influence, as the recent actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin have […]

  • No One Man Should Have All That Power

    No One Man Should Have All That Power

    Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the law has been changed 35 times and delayed 29 times.  Obamacare serves as the President’s crown jewel, and his willingness to change the law by circumventing Congress reflects […]

  • Assessing the Response to the Crimean Crisis

    Assessing the Response to the Crimean Crisis

    Following a controversial referendum last Sunday to withdraw from Ukraine, officials were met by cheering crowds as they reported that nearly 96% of Crimeans wanted to join Russia. Of course, the vote did not include the vast […]

  • Military Might—A More Aggressive China’s International Effects

    Military Might—A More Aggressive China’s International Effects

    In twenty-first century international relations, a new global player has more assertively positioned itself to portray a representation of typical hard power politics: China. Nevertheless, China’s aggressiveness in the military realm is a relatively recent phenomenon, for […]

  • Putin’s Crimean Blunder

    Putin’s Crimean Blunder

    Conventional wisdom portrays Putin as a master tactician. He isn’t one. Less than a week after the Sochi Olympics reached a coda, Russia invaded Ukraine, violating a millennial tradition of Olympic Truce. The juxtaposition between a sporting event […]

  • Out of the bars and onto the streets

    Out of the bars and onto the streets

    “Covering American Issues, one city at a time” In cities across the country, legislation bringing alcohol out of the bar and into the streets has gotten the green light from legislatures. In Huntsville, Savannah, New Orleans, Cincinnati, […]

  • The Unconstitutional American Flag?

    The Unconstitutional American Flag?

    On February 27, in Dariano v. Morgan Hill United School District, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a California school’s prohibition on wearing American flag-themed shirts on Cinco De Mayo. According to the Court’s opinion, the […]

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by / on April 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm / in Domestic Politics

A Step Down and a Step Back: Sebelius’ Resignation and the Affordable Care Act

After a tempestuous debut last October, April 1 seemed to signal smooth sailing for Healthcare.gov. In a press conference, President Obama proudly announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, […]

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 10:54 am / in Domestic Politics

The Growing Tuition Burden

Although the Constitution bears no mention of it, and the Supreme Court has deemed it to not be a fundamental right (San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 1973), education is viewed by most Americans as a […]

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by / on April 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm / in Domestic Politics

Campaign Finance Reforms Suffer Major Blow

The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling regarding campaign finance reform this Wednesday. By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court struck down any limitations on federal campaign contributions, thereby erasing the previous aggregate limit of $123,000 for […]

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by / on March 31, 2014 at 11:09 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

Stand Firm on Ukraine

Whether the U.S. likes it or not, it has a responsibility to lead Western nations. Western Europe still depends a great deal on American leadership and influence, as the recent actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin have […]

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by / on March 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm / in Domestic Politics

No One Man Should Have All That Power

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the law has been changed 35 times and delayed 29 times.  Obamacare serves as the President’s crown jewel, and his willingness to change the law by circumventing Congress reflects […]

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by / on March 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm / in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

Assessing the Response to the Crimean Crisis

Following a controversial referendum last Sunday to withdraw from Ukraine, officials were met by cheering crowds as they reported that nearly 96% of Crimeans wanted to join Russia. Of course, the vote did not include the vast […]

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by / on March 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm / in Asia-Pacific, International Politics

Military Might—A More Aggressive China’s International Effects

In twenty-first century international relations, a new global player has more assertively positioned itself to portray a representation of typical hard power politics: China. Nevertheless, China’s aggressiveness in the military realm is a relatively recent phenomenon, for […]

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by / on March 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm / in Columns, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics, The Politics of Fear

Putin’s Crimean Blunder

Conventional wisdom portrays Putin as a master tactician. He isn’t one. Less than a week after the Sochi Olympics reached a coda, Russia invaded Ukraine, violating a millennial tradition of Olympic Truce. The juxtaposition between a sporting event […]

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by / on March 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm / in Local Politics, State of the City

Out of the bars and onto the streets

“Covering American Issues, one city at a time” In cities across the country, legislation bringing alcohol out of the bar and into the streets has gotten the green light from legislatures. In Huntsville, Savannah, New Orleans, Cincinnati, […]

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by / on March 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm / in Uncategorized

The Unconstitutional American Flag?

On February 27, in Dariano v. Morgan Hill United School District, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a California school’s prohibition on wearing American flag-themed shirts on Cinco De Mayo. According to the Court’s opinion, the […]

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