5 Reasons the Federal Minimum Wage Needs to Increase

For several years, Americans have debated whether or not Congress should vote to increase the federal minimum wage. Effective July 24, 2009, it rose to $7.25 per hour. Consider five important reasons to increase the minimum hourly wage for employees in the United States now: 1. Minimum Wage Has Not Kept Pace With The Cost of Living Index Unfortunately, the federal...

Long-Term Effects of DUI/DWI Conviction

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Thanks to public education campaigns, most people are aware of the immediate impact of a DUI/DWI conviction. Someone found guilty of a DUI will face a driver's license suspension, fines, jail time, and the installation of an ignition interlock device in their car. However, fewer people are aware of the long-term consequences of a DUI, which can damage one’s...

Are Duty-to-Retreat Laws Fair?

Currently, only 17 states require would-be victims of violent crime to retreat before using force in self-defense. In its most basic form, these laws state that if you are threatened with deadly force you are not allowed to use force in self defense unless all other options (namely retreat) are unavailable. Rather than fight, you have to retreat to...

Free Speech Cuts Both Ways

There was a time when yelling “fire” in a crowded theater was the only form of speech not protected by the first amendment. Free speech sits right there next to freedom of religion, the freedom to peacefully assemble and a free press as among our most inalienable rights. Recently, however, many believe our first amendment rights have come under...

What is Trump’s Tax Reform Plan?

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Trump's tax reform plan is touted as the biggest attempt at reform since Reagan was in office. While critics denounce Trump's plan, saying that it will increase national debt and only benefit the rich, Trump's plan actually has something for everyone. Trump's plan promises to kill the estate tax, also known as the "death tax." Trump feels that inheritance money...

Post-Korean War Tension Between The United States And North Korea

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North Korea Displays Its Big Guns Recently, the government of North Korea heightened tensions in Asia significantly by expanding its missile production efforts. The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, indicated in public the regime headed by Kim Jong Un has actually ramped up testing "about twenty-fold" since the young North Korean leader...

How an Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Small Businesses

Ever since the depths of the Great Recession and the collapse of the housing market, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at close to zero. Those artificially low interest rates were designed to spark a wave of hiring, encourage investments and give home buyers greater confidence and lower mortgage payments.   For the most part, the actions of the Federal...

Is Weed Legal Now? Short Answer: It’s Complicated

Marijuana has become so common that you may see people smoking it while walking down the street, depending on where you live. If you want to know if it is legal, the answer is yes and no. Let's look at the complex issue of weed legality.   Federal Law   Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and it remains a Schedule 1 drug....

An Overview of What Donaldcare Could Entail

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Democrats, Republicans, and political independents are all anxious to see what the future holds for the health care system in the United States. Newly elected President Donald Trump has already stated that there will be tweaks, if not an outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Trump believes that elected representatives should get rid of the individual mandate because...

How Will The Republicans Replace Obamacare?

There are relatively few laws that passed during President Obama's administration that were as controversial as the Affordable Care Act. The Act, widely called ObamaCare, was a compromise that made few people happy. It was a step to close to universal healthcare for Republicans, yet a bill that was too far away from single-payer health care for Democrats. During...

It’s a Trap! Was National Guard Deportation Force Memo Designed to Catch WH Leaks?

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Today's headlines stoked the fears every progressive news outlet was waiting for. Mass deportations by President Trump carried out by the National Guard. This is all the proof they need to demonstrate how right they were about Trump being an anti-immigrant racist. The story is perfect for their narrative, thousand of National Guard troops would be called upon to...

What is the New Hampshire Right to Work Law?

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State government officials are in a quandary over the decision of whether or not to adopt Right-to-Work legislation. For a decade, lawmakers remained at odds over the bill. Governor Chris Sununu believes Right-to-Work “gives employees once and for all the flexibility they deserve in the workplace.” He hopes the legislation would attract new companies to the state and improve...

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What is Trump’s Tax Reform Plan?

Trump's tax reform plan is touted as the biggest attempt at reform since Reagan was in office. While critics denounce Trump's plan, saying that...

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How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Impact Families

Families are impacted daily by wrongful deaths. An individual may be working and, due to the negligence of another, an accident can ensue causing...