• October 14, 2014 The La Brea Tar Pit of American Foreign Policy

The La Brea tar pits preserve the pre-historic remains of mammals that were entangled in that quagmire and met their demise; even the mighty saber-tooth tiger found it was unable to extract itself from the tar pit that ultimately dragged it down to its death. The United States continues to grapple with extricating itself from over a decade of military involvement in Iraq. ... (read more)


  • April 12, 2014 The New Manufacturing Ecosystem

This year marks the first time since 1983 that Pratt & Whitney will start production on more than 1,000 engines that will continue to ratchet up through 2017. While the great engine wars of the 1980s seem like a distant past, the many years that followed are a reminder of the transformation that has taken place... (read more)


  • October 11, 2013 Do What's Right for Veterans: End Government Shutdown and Fully Fund VA

Right now the U.S. House of Representatives is embroiled in a debate on whether or not to fully fund the federal government and end the current shutdown. For nearly two weeks, Americans have watched as House Republican Leadership continues to block attempts to vote on a bill that opens the government back up without strings attached... (read more)


  • July 30, 2013 Congress Must Act on Infrastructure

As we approach the hurricane season, the potential impact of extreme weather escalates for all of our communities. In the face of looming disaster, The House of Representatives' underfunding of the chief agency responsible for flood protection demonstrates an alarming indifference to the crumbling infrastructure around us, and highlights a need to act... (read more)


  • May 22, 2013 Vets, learn about your benefits

Each Memorial Day, our nation recognizes the sacrifice of the men and women who fought for our freedom. As we pause to honor the brave soldiers we have lost, and offer our gratitude to their families that gave so much, it is important that we also remember the soldiers who fought alongside them... (read more)


  • March 23, 2013 Knowledge from Sacrifice

Ten years after the war in Iraq began, one thing that remains steadfast is our nation's ability to separate the warriors from the war... (read more)


  • February 18, 2013 Washington's Words Still Ring True

On the occasion of George Washington's hundredth birthday, Daniel Webster cited one of the great man's last admonishments to the American people: that nothing is more dangerous than a government "at war with the very elements of its own existence..." (read more)


  • February 8, 2013 The High Cost of Congress' Self-Inflicted Crisis on the American People

Since the beginning of President Obama's first term, we've heard countless narratives about Congress' inability to deal with the debt, and how this could affect our nation's economy. As recently as a few weeks ago, Congress finally raised the debt ceiling, but only after putting families and businesses through an unnecessary period of uncertainty. (read more)

  • December 23, 2012 Newtown Shootings Demand Action Now

The harrowing and heartbreaking events of Newtown have left the state of Connecticut and the nation reeling from shock and grief. The tragic and senseless deaths of 20 schoolchildren and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School are forcing us to re-examine how we protect our children. How is it possible that daily deaths from mass shootings in cities and suburbs have now become an acceptable norm? (read more)


  • December 15, 2012 Practical Solutions

The frustrating thing about the current "fiscal cliff" crisis is that it is entirely manufactured by Congress... (read more)