The Democratic Party Needs Randy Bryce in Congress

ALEX CRAWFORD, PUSHING FORWARD Randy Bryce launched into the national spotlight when he announced he was running against the current Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, on June 20th. Randy Bryce is trying to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, which includes parts of Milwaukee and Waukesha, plus the cities of Kenosha, Racine, Janesville, …

On the Cultural Left & Economic Right

FAIROOZ ADAMS, THE HAMILTONIAN REPUBLICAN On our sister publication under The American Moderate family, a piece was issued which argued it is impossible to be simultaneously socially liberal and fiscally conservative. A chart was recently released by the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group which appears to lend some credibility to the claim. The long arc …

Can you be socially liberal and fiscally conservative? (No.)

FAITH ROKOWSKI, PUSHING FORWARD We’ve all met the 20-year-old College Republican who says, “Yeah I’m a Republican, but I’m pro-choice and pro-gay. You know, I’m socially liberal, but fiscally conservative.” Here’s the thing: that doesn’t exist. The whole concept of being “socially liberal, but fiscally conservative” is a false pretense created to accommodate younger people with …

Don’t Lose Focus on the Gun Debate

BRANDON WARNER, PUSHING FORWARD A practice baseball game between Republican congressmen is interrupted by a spur of gunfire. Bullets enter the bodies of five innocent human beings. Yet in the Land of the Free it never seems to be sufficient to hold wrongdoers accountable for their own actions. “Surely those who seek to take life are …

My Fourth of July

HEBERTO LIMAS-VILLERS, THE HAMILTONIAN REPUBLICAN The Fourth of July is, for many, a civic holiday celebrated by a heating-up of the grill, a hot dog feast with family, and for the lucky middle class inhabiting prime real estate, a quintessentially American fireworks display. For politicians, this is the time of the year to post thanks …

Ten American Experiences: A Fourth of July Meditation

LUKE PHILLIPS, THE HAMILTONIAN REPUBLICAN As we celebrate this Fourth of July, it would be fruitful to meditate on the question – what exactly are we celebrating when we celebrate “America?” Is it a set of ideals and principles rooted in the Enlightenment? Is it a blood-and-soil nation on the American continent, with unique institutions …