There are many issues and difficulties that America, as a nation must work through- our ever-increasing national debt, the tension between the different races and cultures here in our country, and how our healthcare should be structured are just a few of them. But as the year comes to a close, it is important to also recognize what makes America special.
Keating Center Staff’s Articles
Surprisingly, the majority of colleges in the United States, both public and private, restrict free speech. According to Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, “the test of a free society is the ability to express opinions in the town square without fear of reprisal.” Most American colleges would not pass that test.
Obamacare has posed a problem for Democrats. A recent speech by Charles Schumer questioning the wisdom of focusing on healthcare reform has created a fissure within the party.
At a symposium hosted by the Alliance Defending Freedom this fall, Seth Lipsky, a Wall Street Journal Contributor, spoke about faith and the American people. In his speech, he quoted the George Washington’s letter to the Congregation of the Touro Synagogue, and shared some personal experiences as well.
Poverty is a world-wide problem that touches people everywhere and affects a myriad of other issues like drugs, war, immigration, economic policy, and government aid.
Because of poverty’s prolific state, people are looking for the best ways to alleviate it; people are looking for answers. People often first look towards the government, thinking maybe a different system would solve the problem. But what if the answer is found in the Bible?
The Common Core debate lives on all across the nation. Most recently, the debate was brought to Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s campus.
Jonathan Guber, an economist from MIT, and one of the chief architects of Obamacare, calls the bill “…basically exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”
How is income inequality measured? And is it measured correctly?
Somehow, against the wills of many in Washington, Republican Governor Scott Walker won for the third time in Wisconsin.
The Republicans control Congress, and now the nation is wondering, “What happens next?”