Build Big

If one has noticed during the two years in which my blog has existed, my true passion has come out not when talking about war or national elections, but rather when talking about urban policy and development. What is the point of debating the funding of a strong military or business taxes if there is […]

A Child’s World through an Adult’s Eyes

If an alien species were to turn on the television or read the headlines of news articles for the past two weeks, then one would be under the impression that our planet was engaged in a bloody third world war. But then take a walk outside in the streets of Los Angeles or Seoul and […]

What Makes a Great Nation?

As part of our current section in AP Government on lobbying in the United States, my teacher came up with the marvel idea that we as students would become the lobbyists. Our assignment was to find an interest group which catered to some passion of ours and essentially become the voice of that interest group. […]

Do Something Congress

  For the one hundred and thirteenth time last week the United States swore in a new congress in the nation’s capital. With this new congress comes an immense and harrowing workload left by its predecessor that is no doubt in the forefront of most Americans minds. All of the words have been said and […]

Museum City

  Over one hundred years after enacting the Height of Buildings Act of 1910, people are starting to realize that it is about time our capital city came out of the 19th century. Current laws restrict the height of buildings in Washington D.C. to 160 feet which translates to about a twelve story building. However, […]

Respectable Politics

First off, I would like to say welcome back my readers. This short hiatus has seen many changes throughout the world, so I will dispense with the pleasantries and dive right into things. I assume that (hopefully) all of my readers are by now aware of Paul Ryan being chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate […]

How Quickly We Forget

  It has been almost one year to the day since the death of notorious Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. We (the American people) were promised that his capture/death would be the end of conflict and would usher in a new age of peace like that seen in the 1990’s after the fall of the […]

Health Care vs. Freedom

This last week in politics saw three days (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) of high profile arguments in the United States Supreme Court regarding the Affordable Care Act of 2010. These arguments along with the court’s decision would determine the constitutionality of the law and if the federal government had the authority to do the things […]