Global Governance vs. American Sovereignty

Empires have been built throughout history and most eventually fell when the empire got too large or too tyrannical.  There has always been, and probably always will be, a tension between consolidating power at the top or decentralizing power to the … [Read more...]

The Recovery that isn’t

The last election gave full control of congress to the Republican Party – beyond that party’s most optimistic projections. Yet it was less a positive choice than a last attempt to escape the parlous state the country is in, and for which the party in … [Read more...]

Ships Crossing In the Night

In the night of July 25, 1956, The Italian liner Andrea Doria was steaming off Nantucket towards New York. Seventeen hundred passengers and crew were on board. Heavy fog reduced visibility. Another ship, the Stockholm, was headed in the opposite … [Read more...]

Beyond Obamacare…..now what?

The Affordable Care Act – a.k.a. “Obamacare’ – has figured prominently in the recent election. On top of well-publicized technical shortcomings the program has been presented as an attempt to replace the U.S. “free market” health care system with … [Read more...]

Voters Seeing “Red”

This past Tuesday voters voted turned Nevada and the nation “Red.”  What started as a Republican wave, ended as a tsunami.  Blue state after blue state turned red as voters handed Republicans a seven-seat swing in the Senate, several governorships … [Read more...]

Will history repeat? Or will America, the “Shining City on the Hill,” go the way of all other great civilizations?

By Dan DiMicco "In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot … [Read more...]

Managing Speculation… Dodd/Frank or Glass/Steagall

Today we add the Financial Policy plank to our platform. The People’s Platform: Restore U.S. Manufacturing with balanced trade Confront China on trade relations Implement the Michael Graetz tax reform plan Achieve energy … [Read more...]

Goodness, Greatness

Two days ago I received this broadcast email from a colleague, mentor and friend who still resides in Washington and fights the good fight every day trying to change policies in DC to restore the American Dream. I believe Charlie has captured the … [Read more...]

Energy Self Sufficiency

This article adds energy policy to our “People’s Platform” which now looks like this: The People’s Platform: Restore U.S. Manufacturing with balanced trade Confront China on trade relations Implement the Michael Graetz tax reform … [Read more...]

Restore U.S. Manufacturing

Today we begin building our “People’s Platform” starting with our number 1 priority...restoring U.S. manufacturing to its once dominant position in the world. President Roosevelt converted a powerful U.S. manufacturing behemoth into what he called … [Read more...]