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New Report Confirms Our Military’s Strength Has Eroded

November 15, 2018 by


By James Di Pane ~ Americans often assume their military is the strongest in the world, capable of handling any threats that come its way. But a new report by the National Defense Strategy Commission challenges that idea. It points out how significantly the U.S. military has deteriorated, placing the U.S. in an increasingly precarious […]

5 Ways Congress Fell Short In Spending Your Money In 2017

December 29, 2017 by


By Romina Boccia ~ As 2017 comes to a close, it’s worth remembering that America’s mountain of debt continues to grow. Here are five key facts about federal spending in 2017 to remember: 1. The deficit reached $666 billion. By many, 666 is known as the number of the beast in the Book of Revelation […]

A First Look At Energy Issues In Trump’s Budget

May 24, 2017 by


By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal calls for a number of energy policy reforms, some good and some bad. Some of the highlights include opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, selling off some government-controlled oil reserves, reinvigorating Yucca Mountain’s nuclear waste management activities, divesting […]

With Budget Plan, Trump Signals ‘Tough Love’ Approach To UN

March 18, 2017 by


By Josh Siegel ~ The Trump administration is promising to reconsider America’s relationship with the United Nations, with the White House aiming to limit U.S. financial contributions to the global body, and to enact reforms. In his first action suggesting a new approach to the international organization, President Donald Trump released a budget proposal Wednesday […]

Trump’s Budget Takes A Cleaver To Cronyism And Waste At The Energy Department

March 17, 2017 by


By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint today, and his proposal for the Department of Energy is a breath of fresh air. This proposal reflects the president’s priority of “[putting] America first by keeping more of America’s hard-earned tax dollars here at home.” Opponents have pilloried the draft […]