Revitalizing a United Working Class

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports labor union membership in America has declined from 20.1 percent in 1983 to 11.9 percent in 2010. A more devastating statistic is that only 6.9 percent of the private sector is part of a union, a figure which pales in comparison to the 36.2 percent of the public sector that is unionized.

The Marijuana Experiment

Such shifts in societal values were key factors for Colorado and Washington voters on November 6th, paving the way for other states to follow suit. The legalized marijuana experiment provides a chance to test a new drug policy, a welcome opportunity given the shortfalls of current federal drug legislation.

A Defense of John Boehner

Speaker Boehner deserves a lot of credit for overcoming his own party’s opposition and doing what was right for the country. The American people should be grateful toward their Speaker, and I personally am pleased to have him represent my party as Speaker of the House.

Conservatives in the 21st Century

A conservative platform consisting of economic responsibility, free enterprise, limited government and a strong military, rather than the one now that restricts someone from marrying who they’d like or getting an abortion if they’re raped, will put a Republican back in the Oval Office in 2016.

Letters from the Roosevelts

President Obama must learn from Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt that the mark of an historic and effective Presidency is to embrace the role of commander-in-chief, especially in terms of the relationship with the media and Congress. With these models guiding his actions, he will be on the right path to a historic presidency and American will have a better chance of being on the right path into the future.

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Occupy Wall Street

There is a nebulous and intangible potential to the Occupy Wall Street movement. More ad-hoc than substance or policy, the movement nonetheless reflects an important, although somewhat misdirected, economic and political critique. Of the cast…

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The American Disconnect in Party Politics

Partisanship is not a new phenomenon in American politics, neither are the things that divide us: Rich/poor, black/white, young/old, red/blue. Yet there is a sense and a fear that these divisions have come to reflect…

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Puerto Rico and Economic Independence

Hindsight is the best economist. It always has the solution for everything. On the 1994 Tequila crisis that started in Mexico: “They should have either managed capital inflows through capital controls, or they should have…