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Jack Butler

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 and can be found on Twitter at @sonsofcincy

Articles From Jack

8 freebies at the Make Progress National Summit

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.

Progressives call student loan debt racist, homophobic

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.

Rep. Keith Ellison: GOP doesn’t care about Americans’ health

According to Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, Republicans aren’t particularly concerned with the health of others.


Government curfews the fault of teens, not big government

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.

Students not getting enough from college education, says McKinsey report

By the time you finishing reading this article, another college student will have taken a job he or she doesn’t exactly want. That’s because recent college grads accept jobs they don’t want every five minutes, a new report by McKinsey and Company revealed.

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.

Higher education experts discuss student loans at AEI event

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.

Young Americans most likely to oppose an Internet sales tax

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.

[WATCH] ‘Daily Show’ host capitalizes on awkward Obama-Putin exchange

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.

House GOP, Hispanic community leaders hold Capitol Hill rally on immigration

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.

SBA List, pro-life supporters defend House’s late-term abortion ban legislation

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.

Overreaction to gun references in schools is not a new phenomenon

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.

Rep. Goodlatte disputes claims that he killed the Internet tax

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.).

Foundation for Economic Education to accept bitcoin donations

It may not be ‘real’ money, but they’re accepting donations of it.

Rand Paul reintroduces Fourth Amendment legislation in light of Verizon phone records controversy

Sen. Rand Paul wants to make sure they can’t hear you now.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor allows public to co-sponsor bills with new website

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.

Obama losing support with voters over his gun control proposals

President Obama is continuing to lose support among the American voters over his gun control proposals, says a new study by Rasmussen Reports.

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa draws criticism for end-of-office party

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is leaving office with a bang, and not everyone is happy with it.