Gridlock in Washington

I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. – Thomas Jefferson The nation’s capital is facing a dire situation – Congress is in gridlock. Nothing is getting done, change is not coming, and America is not […]

No Free Lunches, Especially for the Poor Kids

Republican Representative Jack Kingston has received a lot of backlash as of this morning, and not surprisingly so. The Georgia Representative has proposed that we take the saying “no free lunches” to a whole new level and strictly enforce it on this nation’s younger generations. He proposed on Saturday that low-income children should “pay” for […]

Bringing Immigration Back

More recently, the news headlines have been dominated by two things: the government shutdown and the imminent crisis of the debt ceiling. But not today. Today President Obama spoke to activists at the White House in an effort to bring the focus back to immigration reform. From the White House East Room, Obama spoke of […]

And So It Begins

Today marks the beginning of a few things. It’s the beginning of a new month, the start of Halloween festivities, and the first day of the government shutdown. First time in 17 years, actually – but if you didn’t know that, you’re either: a) living under a rock, b) deaf, c) completely and utterly clueless, […]

It’s the Final Countdown

Our federal government has less than a week left to get its shit together. Come October 1, we will all be waiting to hear about the shutdown. It’s like waiting for Doomsday all over again…sort of. As of right now, our federal government is divided between the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House. And essentially, […]