Toughen Up, Buttercup

When I started this piece it was meant to be a full-throated endorsement of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) for president. I believe he is at this moment the best candidate for Republicans to go forward with, given his record as governor and the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the favorite […]

The Narcissism of Appeasement: The impact of world events on Obama’s Foreign Policy

Having a goal isn’t simply important, it’s vital to success.  Those who actually write down their goals achieve them 85% of the time. Part of the reason for that is that only 3% of people actually write down their goals, and merely an additional 13% of people have goals but not in writing. A goal […]

Poverty v. Amnesty

US Unemployment Rate Down to Nearly 7-Year Low – Trading Economics The unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February 2014, compared with 5.8 percent for whites – National Urban League Unemployment rate among Black 18- to- 29-year-olds at 22.1 percent – Generation Opportunity The declining labor participation rate has created an additional 1.7 […]

Why Immigration Reform Makes Sense

Nearly everyone agrees that our current immigration system is broken.  There are somewhere between 10 and 30 million people in this country who either entered illegally or overstayed their visas after entering legally.  While some choose this route because of a criminal history, many more do so because the process for legal immigration is time-consuming, […]

Are Teachers Outdated? Or, A Review Of “A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer”

Originally Posted Monday, November 12th, 2012 on I know we’re all reeling over the election still, so I want to change the subject a bit and delve into some issues. And by “delve into some issues”, I mean “review an awesome book that I recently read, link an article about said book and the […]