August 8, 2017 Sam Valk

It turns out government is fairly awful at running a business. It was announced today that the state owned South African Airways was essentially bankrupt. The enterprise, wholly owned by the South African government, is hemorrhaging money, according to a cash flow statement released to South African MP’s. Without a…

August 7, 2017 Logan Kolas

Tax reform may be more difficult than healthcare reform. Just last week the GOP healthcare bill’s roller coaster came to a screeching halt at the fingertips of an unlikely candidate – Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). While President Trump’s attempts to clutch the remnants of the bill as it quickly dissipates…

August 7, 2017 Cody Rizzuto

How a Capitalist and Entrepreneur Saved America Who was the most indispensable man to the success of the American Revolution? There is little doubt among historians and common citizens alike that the answer is George Washington. But who was second? Most would likely conjure up images of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel…

August 7, 2017 Thomas Zimmerman

Millennials are becoming less and less religious. I left the Church two years ago. After spending most of high school heavily involved in my local Church, I decided to leave due to questions about the faith and some hard times in my personal life  — then went off to college….

August 7, 2017 Mollie Finnegan

Difference of opinion refines your own opinion. Sitting across the table from someone having a conversation that turns political can result in a wide variety of outcomes. Sometimes you find yourself nodding in agreement with every talking point being discussed. Then again, sometimes you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, or even…

August 2, 2017 Brad Johnson 1Comment

Mr. Maduro goes to Caracas. Venezuela is in a state of waste — of the smelly, flaming variety. Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela is imploding, and he couldn’t give a damn. The Venezuelan Government is rationing food (just as Bernie prefers!) and those who are not privy to Maduro’s favor are hunting stray dogs…

August 1, 2017 Cam Uptmor 1Comment

On This Day…. On this day 223 years ago, a pivotal event occurred in American history that has been largely forgotten about today. In 1791, a controversial tax was passed, leading to aggressive resistance later that year. On August 1, 1794, that resistance came to a head. The first official…

August 1, 2017 Cody Rizzuto

The rules matter.  On Friday and Saturday of last week, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his desire to alter the long standing Senate rules requiring 60 votes to pass legislation through that chamber. Below are the specific tweets referenced: If you are an ardent supporter of Trump…

August 1, 2017 Brad Johnson

“Free trade is not based on utility, but on justice.” – Edmund Burke Protectionism has remained a thorn in America’s side for all of its existence. Protectionist policies have greatly impaired American’s ability to compete on the world stage. Born out of understandable intentions — the desire to protect oneself…

August 1, 2017 Logan Kolas

Allowing consumers to choose whether to buy health insurance is a solution, not a problem. Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) cancer stricken return to the Senate floor on Tuesday – just as the GOP’s health care vote climaxed – left Americans, both liberal and conservative, to reflect upon the achievements of…