Author: Alex Christy

Is Federalism Dying?

One of the key aspects to the American political system is the federalist system, where 50 different “laboratories of democracy” are empowered to govern themselves in ways that the people of each respective state desire.  Federalism and the concept of states’ rights have been on the decline in recent years, as more and more decision-making is concentrated in Washington rather than in the state capitals. However, it is critical to remember what federalism really is, and embrace the crucial role it plays in the life of American government. The idea of federalism is that state governments are more in touch with the people...

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China: The New Foreign Policy Challenge

From ISIS and terrorism in general to Russia to Iran, this country faces (and will continue to face) a series of serious foreign policy changes over the coming years.  The next administration will certainly have its hands full on the world stage.  However, the recent massive cyber attack on the federal government that hacked into the information of some 14 million federal employees has once again brought China back to the forefront.  Writing at The Daily Beast, John Schindler noted the seriousness of the attack: “For American spies abroad, this can be a matter of life or death, and any personnel...

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The Left’s Pattern of Excusing Evil

It’s been a couple of weeks since President Obama went to the give the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he labeled “climate change” as a key threat to national security.  In today’s world, according to Obama, the Coast Guard must live up to it’s motto of Semper Paratus by always being ready to not only  defend the nation’s maritime borders against terrorists, drug and human traffickers, but along with the rest of the military must now deal with climate change. Most level-headed readers realize the point of the military is to defend the country against hostile threats, not worry...

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How Much is Enough?

Almost as soon as the Amtrak train carrying over 200 people derailed in Philadelphia there was a knee-jerk reaction by some to blame the derailment on the lack of investment to infrastructure. The derailment left eight people dead and the idea that if only Congress spent more money on cross country railways, those eight people would still be alive is as absurd as it is disgraceful.  The train entered the turn going 106 miles per hour in a turn with a speed limit of 50 miles per hour.  Any train going around a turn at more then twice the speed...

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Non-Citizens Shouldn’t Vote: Why Citizenship Matters

Voting and voting registration have always been susceptible to fraud, whether its dead people voting or having registration forms sent to pets.  Voter fraud cases have been one of the main reasons, if not the main reason, why many states have chosen to pass laws requiring voter identification and sought to clean up their voting rolls.  However, if you thought the left-wing outrage to Voter ID was bad, the latest left-wing idea on voting rights is worse: the left-wing city government in New York City is considering allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections. Non-citizens voting is a terrible idea.  Support for...

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