The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Explained

In 2009 when President Obama first took office, America faced a serious healthcare problem that had been ignored for decades.  Significant changes needed to be made to address our nation’s problems, which included rising costs and inadequate care following a trajectory to insolvency.  At President Obama’s inauguration forty-five million citizens did not have access to […]



Framers

Today’s Founding Fathers

We all owe a debt of gratitude to our country’s Founding Fathers. Their drive and tenacity put into place the longest surviving constitutional republic in the world. The Constitution is nothing short of inspired; stitched together through compromise and collective experience. I do not believe it is chance that such an extraordinary group of individuals […]

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Arizona’s Medicaid Expansion

Today was supposed to be an uneventful day.  I left the house at 6:30 heading to the office and once arrived engaged in the daily business of a consumer products company.  After several calls to East Coast customers, I opened up an Excel masterpiece and began to churn away. Midway into my project I received […]

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Political Food Stamps

Partisan politics continues to dominate objective thinking across our conversations. We are left to dissect common talking points and blatant fabrications with little help from our media outlets. Misinformation has become a lucrative industry with talk show hosts and pundits selling unsubstantiated data and twisted logic. Our responses to 45 second sound bites, 140 character […]

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GOP is Not Reagan’s Party

The end of today’s Republican Party is near. Just ask Bob Dole, Republican presidential nominee and Senate Majority Leader who’s recent appearance on Fox News has created a stir, “I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says ‘closed for repairs’ until New Year’s Day next year — and […]

The Constitution Hangs by a Thread

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“You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber…. I love the Constitution; it was made by the inspiration of God; and it will be preserved and saved…” – Attributed to Joseph Smith, May 1843 Across congregations of the Mormon Church […]

Background Checks Work

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Recently the US Senate fell short of passing the most reasonable gun control measure ever brought to the Congressional floor by six votes (54 votes — just a few shy of blocking a filibuster).  The legislation was centered on closing background check loopholes involving private sellers at gun shows and through online sales.  The legislation […]

The Primary Concern

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The primary election process is the greatest cancer on our political landscape.  They have become a moral issue, driving politicians to make choices based on survival instead of reasonable policy and personal conviction.  Primaries have driven moderate thinking out of the mainstream, and created an environment where compromise is the new four letter word.  Primaries […]

Understanding the US Budget

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The United States budget can be broken into two groups, DISCRETIONARY spending and MANDATORY spending.  About 7% of the budget is interest paid on our debt – which will only increase, but should also be considered mandatory as defaulting is not an option. As you can probably guess mandatory spending is outside of the President’s […]

Sorting Out the Benghazi Mess

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What is the motivation for President Obama to lie about the Benghazi incident? The entire premise of the right’s argument of cover-up falls apart with this simple question.  In a court of law motive is everything — any case lacking motive is deemed a weak position.  In the case against Obama’s handling of Benghazi, motive […]

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