Bipartisan Solutions to the Pro-Life/Pro-Choice Debate

by Matteo Caulfield I identify as a Pro-Lifer. However, I see the issue of abortion differently than most Pro-Lifers do. While many in the movement are over-concerned with directly restricting the ability of a woman to have an abortion, I think we should be directly helping women to be in a situation where they don’tContinue reading “Bipartisan Solutions to the Pro-Life/Pro-Choice Debate”

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Reduce Online Sex-Trafficking

On March 21, 2018, the Senate passed HR. 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA) by a vote of 97-2, following a vote in the House of Representatives of 388-25. The bill was sponsored by Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), and it amended SectionContinue reading “Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Reduce Online Sex-Trafficking”

Bipartisanship Leads to Legal Marijuana in the Green Mountain State

On January 22, Vermont became the first state to legalize marijuana through its state legislature. H. 511 was signed into law by conservative governor Phil Scott (R) after being passed by the Green Mountain State’s Democratic-controlled legislature. The law legalizes possession of one ounce of marijuana and two mature plants for individuals over the ageContinue reading “Bipartisanship Leads to Legal Marijuana in the Green Mountain State”

Trump to Propose New Drug Plan

by Jack Brownfield President Trump is set to propose a new plan to tackle the country’s growing opioid abuse problem, a focus of his 2016 campaign. The proposal contains a range of new policies designed to attack the problem from both the public health and law enforcement angles. That is, Trump hopes to both increaseContinue reading “Trump to Propose New Drug Plan”

Congress Takes Bipartisan Action on Native American Rights

In a year already marked by a government shutdown, unanimous passage of legislation that would substantially improve a group of Americans’ lives was probably seen as unlikely. And yet, with the signing of the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 on January 29, Congress has markedly improved the livesContinue reading “Congress Takes Bipartisan Action on Native American Rights”

A Bipartisan Year in Review

As only 13% of Americans approve of Congress’s performance in 2017, many Americans would likely be surprised that lawmakers on both Capitol Hill and throughout many of America’s statehouses have been able to find common ground. While it is true that most of the national bipartisan legislation that has passed is relatively insignificant, such asContinue reading “A Bipartisan Year in Review”

Sexual Harassment Prevention in Congress Transcends Partisanship

From the beginning of October, America has slowly begun to confront its public secret of sexual harassment. While many of the accused predators have been entertainment and media moguls like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Mark Halperin, and Charlie Rose, politics has also begun the lengthy process of recognizing its persistent culture of sexual harassment. AlthoughContinue reading “Sexual Harassment Prevention in Congress Transcends Partisanship”

Swimming Against the Tide on Abortion

By Jack Brownfield America’s two main political parties seem locked in a race towards extremism on abortion. Examining their platforms from year to year, we see both Republicans and Democrats increasingly unwilling to allow for compromise on the issue. The problem is not that Republicans are generally pro-life and Democrats pro-choice, but that their platformsContinue reading “Swimming Against the Tide on Abortion”