The Likeliest of Trade Wars

BRANDON COLLIGAN, PUSHING FORWARD Along the campaign trail, then candidate Trump had used harsh language to describe the state of the U.S. trade imbalance. He infamously stated that China was “raping” the United States on trade, an unsavory way to describe the massive trade imbalance that America suffers, particularly with China. Calling this imbalance one of …

The True Tragedy of Paul Ryan

JOHN WOOD, JR., THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN He didn’t ask for the Speakership. And unlike many ambitious politicians who coyly deny their interest in the presidency or other high offices while they quietly lay the ground-work for their predictable runs, Paul Ryan’s actions preceding his elevation to the highest legislative office in the land suggests clearly …

The Art of The Compromise

George J. Piro-Biko, The Millennial Republican Bipartisanship has been an essential tool in U.S politics since the birth of the United States. During President Washington’s two terms, America’s first two parties were growing in his cabinet. The Federalist Party, started by Alexander Hamilton, called for a strong national government that promoted economic growth. The Democratic-Republican …

The Rubin Revolution

JOHN WOOD, JR., THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN We live in a time of pernicious political fragmentation. Though our democracy was always subject to the excesses of partisanship it is not hard to argue that it was easier for Americans to arrive at points of common understanding in times gone by than it is today. We remember …

Thoughts on the GOP’s Tax Bill

Heberto Limas-Villers, The Millennial Republican Just recently, congressional Republicans just delivered their tax reform proposal after months of intense debate and consolidation. This bill was and remains crucial for the Republicans after embarrassing defeats in Alabama and November. It was also met with extreme controversy as Republicans reduced top income taxes and corporate taxes to …

Make or Break: Republican Tax Reform

Brandon Colligan, Pushing Forward There is little doubt that the American tax system is in need of serious reform. The U.S government is losing out on over $1 trillion in tax revenues abroad. Regaining that lost revenue is surprisingly an area of sustained bipartisanship in Congress. This might be the only thing that our Representatives, …

Gun Rights are Rights, Too

Jason Clower, Pushing Forward This conversation would be easier if it were about sex. I would propose to my fellow liberals that we get serious about rape culture through simple, commonsense regulations: No one could take a new sex partner without a background check and a 10-day waiting period, with a limit of one new …

School Choice: More Than Doctrine & Prayer

DANIEL BUCK, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN School choice is misrepresented. According to Mother Jones, Betsy Devos’ push for school choice is grounded in the indoctrination of students into religious conservatism. To many, the only reason in support of School Choice is based in a religious dogmatism in which parents shun the secular worldview of public school …

Sam Harris, Mark Lilla, and Identity Politics

JOHN WOOD, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN What exactly is the problem with identity politics? Is it an unequivocal negative in our political and intellectual society? Or is it a mode of engagement that serves a positive purpose when kept within its proper bounds? Recently, famed author, public intellectual and neuroscientist Sam Harris hosted Professor Mark Lilla, …

Immigration is Key to America’s Success

DONNA NIELSON MURPHY, BETTER ANGELS ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN BETTER ANGELS A man decided to purchase some tilapia to breed and stock a pond on his Florida property, according to a true story by author Harry Palmer. He went to a supplier, who took him to a muddy brown pond out back. “I’ll get you some …