Upgrading the Economy

    There are more cellphones in America today than citizens and 13 times more text messages sent annually than pieces of mail.  The wireless revolution has transformed the way relationships and

    Don’t Let Ex-Im Fool You

    After months of acrimony and debate, President Obama signed the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 into law last May, which increased the Ex-Im Bank’s exposure limit by 40%.  And

    Remember “Recovery Summer”?

    President Obama renamed the summer of 2010 “Recovery Summer,” but two years later, our economy sits at a standstill and millions of Americans remain unemployed – many of which have

    Collegiate Cronyism

    The Obama administration has announced a new scheme, which places one set of standards on for-profit colleges and universities and another – or rather none on traditional four-year non-profit colleges

    Student Loans: A Political Prop

    Today, President Obama is visiting Nevada (translation:  a battleground state) to discuss student loans (translation:  to court the youth vote) and sign a memo focused on student loan repayment options

    Jobs Numbers: Not Quite Pomp and Circumstance

    In the next few weeks, millions of students will graduate from college or high school, seeking opportunities to join the American workforce.  Most will remain unemployed for months – or

    Ex-Im Reauthorization Goes Long way Toward Instituting Responsible Reforms

    Everyone has heard about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  And now many are familiar with their cousin – the Export-Import Bank, which, as currently structured, is hurting American companies, costing

    Magic Number

    Through the stimulus package, President Obama promised to get the unemployment rate under 8 percent.  While we’re heading closer to that “magic number,” the reduced rate is not a result

    Obama’s Big Lottery Gamble

    State governments are the lottery’s real “big winners,” collecting $17 billion of revenue annually from ticket sales, which are really a deceptive and hidden tax that expand the government’s influence. 

    Looking Beyond the Jobs Numbers

    Each month the accuracy and implications of the new unemployment data is debated in opinion columns, cable news shows and political campaigns. When even minimal job growth is recorded, pundits