Progressives have made no secret of their belief that some things should either be free or available at the expense of others. From poster child Sandra Fluke’s push for free birth control to free Obamaphones, freebies are essential to the progressive agenda — and Generation Progress’ 2013 Make Progress National Summit was no exception.
Jack Butler is a junior at Hillsdale College, majoring in political economy and minoring in journalism. Although from Cincinnati, Ohio, he is not a rogue IRS agent. Instead, he serves as assistant opinions editor of the student-run Hillsdale Collegian, runs for the school's cross country and track teams and leads the Fairfield Gadfly Group, an intellectual organization at Hillsdale founded to challenge its students' political thought. In his spare time, Jack enjoys thinking, reading and writing (fiction and non), music, baking (especially bread) and running. He blogs at www.sonsofcincinnatus.blogspot.com and can be found on Twitter at @sonsofcincy
Articles From Jack
Add college loan debt to the list of racists and homophobes in the U.S., as that was just one of several suggestions that came out of a student loan panel at Generation Progress’ 2013 Make Progress Summit in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
According to Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, Republicans aren’t particularly concerned with the health of others.
On Wednesday, the town of Greensboro, N.C. imposed a curfew on all teens under the age of 18 – all because some rowdy teens participated in a brawl this past weekend.
Anti-tax experts agree that young Americans will be the ones to lead charge against Marketplace Fairness Act
Regardless of their opinion on Congress’ Marketplace Fairness Act, anti-tax experts largely agree that young people can be the impetus to prevent states from taxing online purchases.
How will you pay for college? That’s the question several higher education experts spent most of Monday asking this question during the American Enterprise Institute’s “The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st century” event.
Millennials really don’t want their online shopping taxed.
Bloomberg’s proposed SNAP restrictions spark debate between personal responsibility and “nanny state” policies
On Tuesday, 18 big-city mayors – including “Mr. Soda Ban” Michael Bloomberg – urged the federal government to force Americans to eat healthier.
15 of the most unusual winning recipes from FLOTUS’s ‘Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids’ State Dinner’ contest
First Lady Michelle Obama found time between lunching with U2’s Bono and planning her family’s now-cancelled African safari trip to engage in her latest project for her “Let’s Move” campaign – selecting the winning lunchtime recipes for the “The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” contest.
If President Obama has lost “The Daily Show,” then he’s lost America. And given the recent climate for Obama in the United States, things aren’t looking good.
As the Senate debated the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform legislation Wednesday, several Republican members of Congress and Hispanic community leaders came together outside the Capitol to voice their opposition to the bill.
It’s historic, popular, and spearheaded by women – that’s how supporters of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act’s described the bill on a conference call held by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List Tuesday.
In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook, schools nationwide are cracking down on the real culprits: grade school children.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Young people struck back against the Internet tax and claimed victory for stopping the legislation in the House. But that victory might be a little premature, according to a statement from House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
It may not be ‘real’ money, but they’re accepting donations of it.
Sen. Rand Paul wants to make sure they can’t hear you now.
The site allows citizens to co-sponsor their preferred bills as they move through the House of Representatives by endorsing them on its homepage through their Facebook accounts.
President Obama is continuing to lose support among the American voters over his gun control proposals, says a new study by Rasmussen Reports.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is leaving office with a bang, and not everyone is happy with it.