What if Americans really knew their history?

ahistorycollage "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." – Alexander Hamilton, 1775 Last week, […]

10 Costs of “Free” Government Healthcare

172435_accident_2 Is universal, government run healthcare "free"?  Well, like many things, reality differs radically from rhetoric. Many political issues have costs – even severe costs – that people do not stop to consider.  Government healthcare is one of those issues. Contrary to popular belief, it is not free in the least; rather, it simply exacts payments differently than […]

FBI Scandal: Flawed Forensics Rampant, Impacted Many Cases

FBI Over two years ago, the Justice Department and the FBI began a review of thousands of criminal cases to determine if any defendants were wrongfully convicted based on flawed forensic testimony. The review included 2,600 convictions and 45 death-row cases from the 1980s and 1990s in which the FBI’s hair and fiber unit reported a […]

Five Reasons Why US-Russia Ties Hit Rock Bottom

_69170135_018892112 Back in 2009, President Obama said he wanted to see a "reset" in this country's relations with Russia. There were a number of signs that such a reset was not only possible, but proceeding as planned. The two countries' attitude toward arms control – long a topic of strong disagreement – seemed to have softened […]