Why I Objected to a Bill That Would Ban 3D Gun Designs

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!” The White House has not offered any clarification on what exactly Trump’s tweet meant, but if he is worried about plastic guns being sold to the public, … Continue reading Why I Objected to a Bill That Would Ban 3D Gun Designs

Meet a Government Entity That’s in Worse Shape Than Social Security

Social Security is on track to run out of money by 2034, at which point the program will be able to pay only about 79 percent of its scheduled benefits. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation—a government entity that insures private pension plans—will run out of funds almost a decade earlier, in 2025, and will be able to … Continue reading Meet a Government Entity That’s in Worse Shape Than Social Security

Is Loneliness Fueling the Rise of Political Polarization in the U.S.?

While browsing through a recently discovered bookstore, I stumbled across a book titled, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right by Ken Stern. Finding the title intriguing, I opened the book and began reading about his experience breaking out of the political “bubble” and experiencing life on … Continue reading Is Loneliness Fueling the Rise of Political Polarization in the U.S.?

Trump’s Trade Policies Undermining Benefits of Tax Cuts, Slashing Regulations

Last week, the U.S. government hosted its annual SelectUSA Investment Summit just outside of Washington, D.C. The event often draws a good crowd of potential foreign investors looking for opportunities to invest in America. With the president’s cuts to the corporate tax rate and regulations, the United States will continue to be a prime destination … Continue reading Trump’s Trade Policies Undermining Benefits of Tax Cuts, Slashing Regulations

Trump’s Tariffs Are Pushing American Companies to Leave

Harley-Davidson’s motto is “All for freedom. Freedom for all.” Today, however, the freedom to trade in America is deteriorating—and because of that, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer will be moving some of its production overseas. The United States imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum in March. On June 1, America’s closest trading partners, … Continue reading Trump’s Tariffs Are Pushing American Companies to Leave

Paul Ryan: ‘White Identity Politics’ of Alt-Right Isn’t Conservatism, but Racism

House Speaker Paul Ryan warned that the alt-right was about “identity politics” and said conservatives must reclaim “hijacked” terminology. “Intellectually do everything you can to defeat the alt-right,” Ryan said Thursday in an interview with Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor at National Review and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where the interview was … Continue reading Paul Ryan: ‘White Identity Politics’ of Alt-Right Isn’t Conservatism, but Racism

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Trump’s Tariff Bailouts Are a Bad Idea

The Trump administration is planning to spend as much as $12 billion in aid to help farmers hurt by the administration’s tariffs. By acknowledging the need for aid to farmers, the Trump administration is admitting that its tariff strategy is hurting Americans. There are multiple reasons why providing aid to farmers to offset the effects of tariffs … Continue reading Here Are 5 Reasons Why Trump’s Tariff Bailouts Are a Bad Idea