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How Speaker Boehner Can Overcome Low Ratings and an Anti-Incumbent Mood

How Speaker Boehner Can Overcome Low Ratings and an Anti-Incumbent Mood

Losses in popularity are common for those in the political spotlight.  It starts after the end of the “honeymoon” period and can be an ever-present annoyance throughout a leader’s years in authority.  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio 8th district) is dealing with a slide that has previously been experienced by staunch adversaries like Senate Majority Leader

What Cantor’s Recent Slap Down Does and Doesn’t Say about Immigration

Eric Cantor’s recent slap down was about immigration, but not in the way that some think.  Voters want leaders who talk straight and fix the problems that hold us back as Americans.  Instead, Cantor chose to pander on immigration, telling some that he wanted to be a part of the solution, telling others that he

Why the GOP Can’t Wait Until 2016 to Act, Part 2

Why  “Now”  and   Not  2016 Whether or not the thought pleases us, we are already on the road to the next presidential election.  Without a strong Republican showing in this year’s midterm election, we cannot realistically expect to slow the train of destruction that accelerated on that bleak November 6, 2012 when President Obama

Two New Surveys Show Strong Support for Immigration Reform. Is Washington Listening?

As the year draws to a close, two new surveys of likely voters show that they are ready for immigration reform and frustrated with those who stand in the way. The independent surveys were conducted by Basswood Research and Harper Polling. Basswood surveyed 1,000 likely voters in 20 Republican-leaning congressional districts, including two in Ohio.

An Immigrant’s View on Immigration, Part 4: What the Liberal Intelligentsia Has Never Understood

In Part 3 of this series I discussed how changes in social thought created new federal laws to deal with past minority injustices and how these changes have shifted us from a melting pot toward a mosaic. This required the Liberal Intelligentsia to minimize, and in many cases outright eliminate, the legitimacy of American Exceptionalism.

A Conservative Case for Immigration Reform

“Economists generally believe that immigration increases the size of the economy, improves productivity, and is an economic boon for almost all parties. Moreover, historically, immigration has been a net positive for the federal budget, improving the long-run fiscal condition of the United States.”1 So begins an analysis of the economic impact of immigration published last