Last Friday with the stroke of the presidential pen, the United States’ national debt hit $20 trillion for the first time in the country’s history. President Trump diverted from the path laid out by Republican Congressional leadership in order to make a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that extended the debt ceiling for a three-month period in order to provide immediate relief to Hurricane Harvey victims as well as other short term spending. Coming on the heels of the President’s prudent action in regards to DACA, this move is very troubling. Besides
Immigration reform has come to the forefront of the American political conversation after President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would rescind former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. In his statement on the issue, President Trump stated: As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America. At the same time, I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are
The recent death of 77-year-old Judy Dale has sparked controversy regarding California’s recently passed statute legalizing assisted suicide. Dale, a cancer patient, passed away from her illness at home last year after not receiving a prescription for lethal medication that she had allegedly requested for the entirety of her final hospitalization. After her passing, Dale’s children filed a lawsuit alleging elder abuse for her oncologists’ refusal to prescribe life-ending drugs on account of their mother’s pain. According to the San Francisco Chronicle: [The] lawsuit by her children will determine whether UCSF Medical Center, where Dale first went for treatment, was
Yesterday, The New York Times published an op-ed entitled “America’s Whiniest ‘Victim’”. As expected, this piece perfectly encapsulated every Leftist talking point from the last few years in regards to the American right and Donald Trump. Starting with the outlandish statement that “Trump won because he whines,” author Charles M. Blow goes on to paint the entirety of his political opposition with the broadest of possible brushes and label every Trump supporter as members of the “Whiny Right.” As Blow writes: In this way he was a perfect reflection of the new Whiny Right. Trump is its instrument, articulation, embodiment.
Sparked by the passage of a recent Wisconsin law, a House joint subcommittee met last week to discuss the limits of free speech on college campuses. The law in question would allow administrators to suspend or even expel students who were found engaging in “indecent, profane, boisterous, obscene, unreasonably loud or other disorderly conduct that interferes with the free expression of others.” According to the House Oversight Committee’s website, the official purpose of the hearing was: To identify the harms of infringing on the right to free speech on college campuses. To explore recommendations on how to encourage and protect
Overshadowed this week by Senate Republicans’ continued attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) let loose on Sunday that Democrats’ alternative solutions on healthcare could include an option long rumored to be on the progressive agenda. “Single-payer is on the table,” Schumer told the host of ABC’s “This Week,” hinting at a possible Democrat platform item should the GOP fail in its long-promised attempt to reform the US healthcare system. This should terrify Americans. Not only does a single-payer option hand more power to the federal bureaucracy, inevitably resulting in higher prices and lower quality of