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Supreme Court to Rule on Race in College Admissions

 
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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, will set a precedent either allowing or denying state sponsored […]


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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 struggling to recover in light of heavy Fed intervention, with the effects of QE 1-3 beginning to show. They […]


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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 progress further into the Internet age the Speaker of the House cannot dictate the agenda […]


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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 Hill. “Liberty Reserve, an online money transfer system based in Costa Rica, is charged with allowing criminals […]


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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 have signed onto the bill claiming it levels the playing field between online retailers and “brick-and-mortar” businesses. The […]


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