Domestic Policy

Legalization of Marijuana: The benefits of partial legalization

Legalization of Marijuana: The benefits of partial legalization

By January 25, 2013

Domestic Policy:

We did it. We legalized pot. To be more specific, with a 67% voter majority, Massachusetts is now the 18th state to legalize the use… Read More ›

Cutting the Deficit: Now is not the time to cut the deficit

Cutting the Deficit: Now is not the time to cut the deficit

By January 25, 2013

Domestic Policy:

As the frantic effort to navigate the fiscal cliff ensues, one word has descended to a new level of infamy. That word is deficit.  Numerous… Read More ›

Voter identification laws: A necessary precaution to prevent voter fraud

Voter identification laws: A necessary precaution to prevent voter fraud

By October 31, 2012

Domestic Policy:

Voter ID laws are a practical way of monitoring the integrity of elections. Of course, if the entire nation were based on and committed to… Read More ›

Gay marriage in Supreme Court: Why the Supreme Court cannot rule against gay marriage

Gay marriage in Supreme Court: Why the Supreme Court cannot rule against gay marriage

By October 19, 2012

Domestic Policy:

Though the gay rights movement has been underway since the 1960s, only recently has the US Supreme Court decided to take cases dealing with the… Read More ›

Saving small businesses: How to protect small businesses from large corporations

Saving small businesses: How to protect small businesses from large corporations

By October 19, 2012

Domestic Policy:

Small businesses were once a proud centerpiece of American capitalism, but many of these businesses are now struggling to compete with larger companies. Nearly half… Read More ›

Education reform: Progress in education reform is hindered by the partisan divide

Education reform: Progress in education reform is hindered by the partisan divide

By October 19, 2012

Domestic Policy, Politics:

As the presidential election draws closer, the political spotlight has settled on the most controversial issues – issues that highlight the differences between the agendas… Read More ›

Ryan Romney tax plan: What the plan will and won’t do

Ryan Romney tax plan: What the plan will and won’t do

By October 19, 2012

Domestic Policy, Politics:

The highly anticipated Romney-Ryan tax plan would, according to Mitt Romney’s website, “balance the budget” and “spur economic growth.” However, close analysis reveals that the… Read More ›

Obamacare’s constitutionality: Why Obamacare cannot be repealed

Obamacare’s constitutionality: Why Obamacare cannot be repealed

By April 30, 2012

Domestic Policy:

After the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was brought to the nation’s attention by the Supreme Court hearings that took place on March… Read More ›

Money from UNESCO: With the U.S. recently pulling millions in funding from UNESCO, it is time to fix an outdated law

Money from UNESCO: With the U.S. recently pulling millions in funding from UNESCO, it is time to fix an outdated law

By April 17, 2012

Domestic Policy:

On October 31, 2011, the members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to admit Palestine into the agency as a… Read More ›

Job increases: A comment on Obama’s efforts to increase American jobs

Job increases: A comment on Obama’s efforts to increase American jobs

By April 17, 2012

Domestic Policy, Politics:

Since the turn of the New Year, significant improvements in employment rates have led to a hopeful outlook for the recovering economy. The New York… Read More ›

A bad DREAM: Why the U.S. cannot pass the DREAM Act and allow illegal immigrants to become citizens

A bad DREAM: Why the U.S. cannot pass the DREAM Act and allow illegal immigrants to become citizens

By April 17, 2012

Domestic Policy:

Even through the confusion and the hectic atmosphere of the zip-tying seniors, it was easy to differentiate between the sophomores readying themselves for their debates… Read More ›

Fair Share Tax: Why Obama’s Fair Share Tax is neither fair nor effective

Fair Share Tax: Why Obama’s Fair Share Tax is neither fair nor effective

By April 17, 2012

Domestic Policy:

The “Fair Share” tax plan proposes a minimum tax of 30 percent on the income of millionaires. This proposal does not provide a long-term solution… Read More ›

Limits of contraceptive coverage: Where to draw the line between freedom and wellbeing

Limits of contraceptive coverage: Where to draw the line between freedom and wellbeing

By April 16, 2012

Domestic Policy:

President Obama’s recent Preventive Care policy has generated heated conflict between the interest of protecting Women’s health rights and the freedom of religious institutions to… Read More ›

Obamacare in the Supreme Court: A look into the legality of Obama’s healthcare plan

Obamacare in the Supreme Court: A look into the legality of Obama’s healthcare plan

By April 16, 2012

Domestic Policy:

In March of 2010, President Barack Obama signed an unprecedented and unconstitutional healthcare reform into a law, fulfilling a longstanding liberal ambition. With the help… Read More ›

Lessons from Trayvon Martin: How Florida’s Stand Your Ground Act allowed the killing of a teenager to go unpunished

Lessons from Trayvon Martin: How Florida’s Stand Your Ground Act allowed the killing of a teenager to go unpunished

By April 16, 2012

Domestic Policy:

The shooting of Trayvon Martin took place on February 26th in Sanford, Florida as Martin was walking home from a convenience store with a can… Read More ›