War on Poverty White House Graphic

News: U.S. Census Bureau Annual Report on Poverty

Story Excerpt: Judged by that standard, the War on Poverty has been a colossal flop. The welfare state has undermined self-sufficiency by discouraging work and penalizing marriage. When the War on Poverty began seven percent of children were born outside marriage. Today, 42 percent of children are. By eroding marriage, the welfare state has made […]

Young Conservatives Freedom to Marry

Announcement: Joining the Freedom to Marry Coalition

It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that I have joined the Freedom to Marry Coalition and more specifically, the Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry. Over the next two years, the goal of the group is to remove hateful language from the Republican Platform and add in line about equality and […]

Sept 10 - Net Neutrality

Update on Net Neutrality

Today is September 10, 2014, but it will also be known as the “Internet Slowdown” day. I have oft written and spoken about Net Neutrality and it’s importance in a free and open Internet; which I believe in. The FCC is accepting final comments on rules pertaining to the implementation of new rules on September […]

CBO July 2014

Chat with Richard: The Impending Fiscal Cliff

On July 15, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their annual budget outlook. Read the full report. The report paints a difficult future for the US Government and the overall economy. This outlook projects out to 2039, 25 years which would put me at 55 years old. Let me first present our current situation. The […]

Blood Donations

News: HHS Mulls Lifting Gay Blood Donor Ban

News via MedPageToday.com, Excerpt: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now evaluating data that could determine whether to continue a ban that prohibits men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. In an email to MedPage Today, an FDA spokesperson said HHS has completed studies recommended by its Advisory Committee […]