Donald Trump sent the American people a clear message on Tuesday when he announced an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): in Trump’s America it is acceptable to deny people their humanity and deport them from the country they grew up in because they have a different skin color, talk with a different accent, or come from a different part of the world.
Our politics has changed a lot over the last 52 years, from July 28, 1965 to July 28, 2017.
Back in 2008 Henry Paulson, the Treasury Secretary in the Bush administration, needed to put billions of dollars of the taxpayers money at risk to bail out the big banks. We as a nation have decided that we never want to do that again.
Congress finally got the message from the American people. And the message they received is clear: major political donors should have more money and more influence on politics.
The strength of any state is its people. To succeed and grow, a state needs its citizens to be engaged, both civically and economically.
When I was young, people knew what “our way of life” meant. And that’s what worries me.
During every election cycle it seems that all anyone can talk about is the necessity for a dramatic change in the political system. Yet, each time a new Congress is sworn in, it seems to be more of the same.
We live in an increasingly polarized political landscape. More and more it seems that Americans are entrenched in their views, with little desire or ability to see things from other perspectives.
Our nation is, as it always is, trying to determine what the role of government should be.
Many businesses require employees to agree to non-compete agreements — meaning making the employee agree not to work for any competitor after leaving. There are a few instances in which this is reasonable.
While many conservative members of the House have argued that the AHCA will give people the freedom they need to pick a health care plan that works for them, the truth is very different.
What Speaker Ryan gets wrong is that domestic spending DOES have an impact on the lives of most Americans.
There might be a few legitimate reasons for someone to have a company based out of the British West Indies. Perhaps they happen to be one of the 57,000 people who live there.
In a recent Bloomberg article Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) was quoted saying that he and his colleagues “need to hear from people who are in that business” to get a clearer picture of how to tax carried interest.
Trading on inside information should be illegal. In a post-Martha Stewart world, talk about insider trading has fallen by the wayside. We hear from time to time that the government is prosecuting people for insider trading, but not much more beyond that.
For the first time since they were introduced in the 1930s, regulations to protect workers and create a safer American workplace are being openly questioned.
In response to one of the many questions about the tax return, Mr. Trump’s spokesperson explained the roughly $100 million deduction by saying that he had a “large-scale depreciation for construction” in 2005.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made three grave mistakes on Tuesday with his comments.
They are wrong, they should know they are wrong, and Paul Ryan should know that they are wrong, but it is very hard to get someone to understand something if his fundraising depends on him not understanding it.
A lot of states are looking at so called “right-to-work” laws. They sound great. I’m in favor of everyone having rights and I’m in favor of working, what could go wrong? A lot, it turns out.