Tag Archives: Congress

Overcriminalization is not Conservative: Why Republican Senators Should Support S. 2123

  S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA), is inherently conservative because it benefits Americans while significantly reducing federal spending. The current changes to SRCA examined in the Senate aim to address the concerns of some legislators while keeping the substantive reforms to the nation’s broken justice system. If nothing is done, the […]

A Real House of Cards

In the past few years, many Americans have been gripped by the hit Netflix series, House of Cards, the story of the corrupt House Majority Whip, Francis Underwood who exacts vengeance on his political adversaries standing in his way to higher power. Lately, the story of another Majority Whip moving up the political ladder permeates […]

Donkeys in Elephants’ Clothing

Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid’s (D-NV), impending retirement brings much excitement for Republicans in Congress. One of the biggest obstacles to the Republican agenda will soon be removed. While this may, for the short term, be a victory for the GOP, the celebration should be tempered, as there are two larger, more obstructive figureheads that […]

A Little Humor to End the Week

Hello everyone! After another week grinding out work in college, I think we should all take a few minutes to laugh. After today, it is officially Spring Break, and we should all take this time to have fun and laugh. I recently have learned how important it is to take breaks and giggle for a little […]

Checks and Balances: The DHS Funding Debacle

After an absolutely brutal shellacking in the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama was despondent. Republicans picked up nine seats in the Senate, thirteen seats in the House, and netted three new gubernatorial seats (Republican Bruce Rauner’s win in Illinois for the governorship was a particularly stinging defeat for Obama). By all objective standards, the 2014 […]