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Supreme Court to Rule on Race in College Admissions

By: Wesley Long The Supreme Court of the United States is set to rule on a key case concerning affirmative action by the end of the month.  As explained in this CNN report, the outcome of the case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, [...]

A Time for a New Style of Leadership

By: Jessie Markell At the Leadership Institute’s monthly Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast the featured speaker, Rep. Justin Amash, suggested we are in a new age that calls for a new style of House leadership. Mr. Amash noted that as we [...]

Principles vs. Preferences

By: Jessie Markell A common dilemma in politics is weighing one’s personal preferences versus their political principles. A good example in the news would be the Marketplace Fairness Act. The proponents of the terrible piece of legislation [...]

Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013

By: Jessie Markell We all know how Rand Paul feels about drones after his 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. Now the junior Senator from Kentucky is putting those feelings into a bill called the “Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted [...]

Like father, like son

by John Watts Vice President Joe Biden is planning to continue his efforts at expanding background checks after the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill recently failed in the Senate. According to Politico, the Vice President has yet to let his [...]

Economy Miraculously Adds Jobs despite Increase in Unemployment

By: Jessie Markell The Department of Labor Statistics released their May jobs report this Friday, announcing that the economy added 175,000 jobs this month despite unemployment climbing from 7.5% to 7.6%. The numbers present an economy [...]

Liberty Reserve Targeted via USA PATRIOT Act

By: Wesley Long Liberty Reserve, an online money transfer and currency exchange service based in Costa Rica, was targeted for investigation and shutdown last week with help from the USA PATRIOT Act, according to this report from The [...]

McCain Visits Syrian Rebels, U.S. Moves Closer to Intervention:

By: Wesley Long Senator John McCain of Arizona, longtime advocate of aggressive military interventionism, met with Syrian opposition leaders on Monday to discuss potential military aid to be funded by U.S. taxpayers, according to this report [...]

Rand Paul on IRS scandal: “Someone has to be fired”

By Jessie Markell In an interview about the IRS scandal, Senator Rand Paul called for the firing of IRS officials involved in the targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny back in 2010. He asserted that “in order for government to [...]

Film industry pleas for exemption from NY gun control

At least one group of elitist liberals is asking for an exemption from New York State’s new gun control law. Apparently, the ambiguity of the law has some in Hollywood concerned that it would prevent them from using life-like assault weapons [...]