Is the Individual Mandate Constitutional?

by Jack Painter The Supreme Court is about to hear a case of great legal and political importance.  At issue is the constitutionality of the so-called “individual mandate” in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

Economy Crashing: it’s the socialism, stupid!

I think its funny how everyone is looking at inflation, downturns in the stock market, long-term prospects for growth, unemployment rate, weakened banks in Europe and scratching their heads wondering – how does this...

“Democracy” – the beginning of the end

Governmental systems find trouble when they move from small to large. It was precisely this fear of government size that lead the founding generation to form a Republic. In this way democracy was utilized...

Debating monetary policy, new “cool” thing

True inflation of gas and food prices, a weakened dollar, booms, busts – who’s to blame? Yes, congressional influence on the economy has much to do with it, but there is something else. Did you...

The god of self-preservation

In a recent interview with The Hill, I was asked to comment on the potential dissolution of the Office of Congressional Ethics. The article states “Incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) could be headed...

10 Points to Summarize Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy

Short version of a Ron Paul style foreign policy: 1. It is the founder’s view of foreign policy: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.” - Jefferson Bottom line...