For the future of American infrastructure, the August Congressional recess looms large. Since the passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, federal lawmakers have passed 34 short-term extensions for the bill’s funding. The most recent one, passed just before the Memorial Day recess, set a July 31 deadline for deciding how to fund road […]

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy made headlines when a decades-old disagreement with authorities over grazing rights on federally owned land escalated into a heated showdown between local and federal law enforcement agents. The Bundy dispute prompted reactions from high-profile politicians of all stripes and garnered intense media coverage, bringing hundreds of states’ rights activists to rally […]



In just a few short months this summer, the world has borne witness to a rapidly and profoundly altered status quo. In the United States, five out of the four justices of the Supreme Court, faced with public opinion across the nation increasingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, declared a landmark decision affirming marriage equality […]