George W. Bush

News: Where George W. Bush Was Right

The Washington Post: Where George W. Bush Was Right Excerpt: The fact that Bush’s administration so botched its remedy — regime change and occupation of Iraq — should not blind us to the fact that it accurately diagnosed the problem. The Arab world provides no easy answers, trapped as it is between repressive dictators and […]

US Capital

Chat with Richard: An Unneeded Law

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law, SB 101, their version of the federal religious freedom law. There has been a firestorm of anger directed at Indiana including Angie’s List pulling out a business expansion costing the state 100 jobs and $40 million in investment. But why is this happening? The law itself […]

Money from Getty

The Debt Ceiling Returns

This piece first appeared in Republic 3.0. It is happening again: news that the United States Government is inching ever closer to the debt ceiling that has caused so many contentious debates over the past four years. For the past 13 months, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew has had and used the authority to […]

Rob Portman

News: Portman, Shaheen Keep Hope Alive on Energy-Efficiency Bill

National Journal: Portman, Shaheen Keep Hope Alive on Energy-Efficiency Bill Excerpt: Ohio Republican Rob Portman and New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen are either gluttons for punishment or close to picking the political lock that often keeps even widely supported legislation out in the cold. The coming months could bring the answer. On Wednesday the duo […]

Experian Social Security

News: Senators Talk About Lifting Spending Caps

The Hill: Senators Talk About Lifting Spending Caps Excerpt: Budget ceilings on defense and non-defense spending will be relieved next year if a group of Republican and Democratic senators get their way. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a potential 2016 presidential contender, told reporters Tuesday that the group is considering a plan that would allow the […]

Run For America

Why I Want to Run For America

In a USA Today Op Ed on March 4, six former candidates wrote that it is time for the Millennial generation to step up and lead. I agree and am ready to join the Run for America team. Jeffrey Carson, Justin Fareed, Christina Gagnier, Dan Lavallee, Nick Troiano, and Weston Wamp wrote about why they […]