Podcast, Ep. 2: Week in Review, 10/31/13

Slade Mendenhall and Brian Underwood news events in the week of 10/31/13. Topics include NSA surveillance, Obamacare’s continued failure, the Keystone pipeline, and the culture war within the GOP. Articles mentioned: “Leaked Slide Shows NSA Celebrated Victory Over Google’s Security With A Smiley Face,” Business Insider “REPORT: NSA May Have Spied On The Vatican During The … More Podcast, Ep. 2: Week in Review, 10/31/13

5 Reasons Why Term Limits Are a Non-Starter

Budget battles and debt limit deals have now become a perennial part of our divided government since Republicans took the House majority in 2010. Now, nearly three years later, Americans find themselves again frustrated at the end of a government shutdown and an underwhelming, short-term “solution.” Understandably, accompanying these yearly fiascoes and Congress’s dismal approval … More 5 Reasons Why Term Limits Are a Non-Starter

Obama’s Advantage in the Government Shutdown

In recent weeks, the Republican Party, whatever the flawed analysis of American intellectuals and intelligentsia, has behaved admirably throughout the budgetary and debt ceiling battles. They began with the goal of halting the impending train wreck of Obamacare in its tracks by defunding its implementation. When Harry Reid’s Senate rejected the proposal, the Republicans instead … More Obama’s Advantage in the Government Shutdown

Obama Exploits, Not Assists, Youths Through Obamacare

From the earliest days of Obamacare, the president and his supporters touted the bill as being a godsend for American youths. In addition to mandating that insurance companies keep young people on their parents’ plans until the age of twenty-six, the bill mandates coverage for persons with preexisting conditions and mandatory coverage for contraception in … More Obama Exploits, Not Assists, Youths Through Obamacare

Republicans Should Claim Credit — Not Accept Blame — for the Shutdown

The government “shutdown” that stirred Washington Tuesday morning has invited a flurry of accusations and criticisms as to who exactly—Republicans or Democrats—is to blame for the slimming of government activities following a failure to come to an agreement on the next year’s fiscal budget, which Republicans made contingent on changes to the ObamaCare law that … More Republicans Should Claim Credit — Not Accept Blame — for the Shutdown