Exterior of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC USA

“A vast bureaucracy with no congressional oversight, that’s digging through hundreds of millions of your credit records to detect fraud,” proclaimed former Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina in regards to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  She went on to declare, “This is how socialism starts, ladies and gentlemen.” Ted Cruz referred to it as […]


In many states consumers do not pay sales tax for online purchases, unlike their traditional brick-and-mortar counterparts. Legislators and retailers around the country are raising significant questions about the fairness and fiscal sensibility of this practice. In Congress, Rep. Steve Womack (R-Arkansas) introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act in 2013, which would make it easier for […]



Last week, President Obama made modern history by becoming the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge to set foot on Cuban soil. Since the end of 2014 when Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, finalized negotiations to normalize relations, speculation that Obama would visit Cuba had been widespread. The president’s visit signals a major […]


March 15 marked the beginning of a landmark human-trafficking trial in Thailand in which 92 defendants are charged with establishing a transnational trafficking network to smuggle refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar into Malaysia. Authorities discovered the network last year when a mass grave containing 36 bodies was unearthed in southern Thailand. The outfit is implicated […]



At the John Wayne Museum in Winterset, Iowa — a museum entirely devoted to commemorating the late, notorious actor — Donald Trump stood in front of a fake desert background and a wax figure of John Wayne.  “When you think about it, John Wayne represented strength, he represented power, he represented what the people are […]


It only takes a few minutes of browsing internet comments for one to observe just how ingrained the concept of “free speech” is in American culture. It is a buzz term that permeates the current nationwide debate about whether or not “coddled” college students’ demands for safe spaces and trigger-warnings violates it. While the freedom […]