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Coming Soon: Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Coming Soon: Hamilton Versus Wall Street

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 15, 2019—Enraptured by the Hamilton musical? Eager to learn more about the Founding Father that many leftists love to hate? Or just downright disgusted with the fact that the U.S. Congress can’t seem to figure out how to rebuild our economy? If so, I have the […]

by February 15, 2019 News
Australian Senator Pauline Hanson

Australian Senator Moves for Breaking Up the Banks

Feb. 15, 2019—The issue of Glass-Steagall-style separation of the too-big-to-fail (TBTF) banks is once again before the Australian Parliament. On February 12, One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson introduced the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019 into the Australian Senate. Her motion was as follows: “That the following bill be […]

by February 15, 2019 News Shorts
Congressman Jones at a press event in 2015

In Memoriam for Congressman Walter B. Jones

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 13, 2019–The U.S. Congress lost one of its most honorable members on February 10, when Congressman Walter B. Jones, who represented Eastern North Carolina in Congress for 34 years, died in Greenville. While elected as a Republican, Jones was well-known as an independent voice, who was […]

by February 13, 2019 News
Water fountains in Flint, Michigan schools.

Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink!

By Angela Vullo Feb. 7, 2019–How is it possible that, with 71% of the earth’s surface covered with water, we have a shortage of fresh drinking water on the planet?  Might one of the reasons be that, in addition to criminal underdevelopment of the developing nations, some U.S. water infrastructure […]

by February 7, 2019 Commentary, News
The Hoover Dam, completed during FDR's presidency, was a huge boon to the state of Arizona by providing electricity and water . (Bureau of Reclamation)

Arizona Legislators Join Drive for National Infrastructure Bank

Feb. 5, 2019—On Feb. 4, a group of Arizona legislators, led by State Senator Juan Mendez, joined the national movement to get Congress to reimpose Glass-Steagall and establish a Hamiltonian National Infrastructure Bank. SM1001, a “Memorial urging Congress to reinstate portions of the Glass-Steagall Act and to support national banking […]

by February 5, 2019 Infrastructure, News
During Eisenhower's presidency, the marginal tax-rate hit 91%.  Was he a socialist?

Is Taxing the Rich Really “un-American?”

By Edward Spannaus Feb. 3, 2019–In the current climate of attacks on any proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy – labelling such proposals as “radical,” “socialist” if not communistic, a slippery slope leading inevitably to Venezuela, and so forth – it would be difficult to overstate the appalling ignorance […]

by February 4, 2019 Commentary, News
The 100-year old bridge over the Columbia River connecting Oregon and Washington state. (wikipedia)

Congress to Begin Debating Infrastructure

Feb. 2, 2019—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Or), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will convene his first hearing on the nation’s infrastructure needs on Thursday, Feb. 7. According to the announcement on the Committee’s site, the hearing is entitled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s […]

by February 2, 2019 Infrastructure, News Shorts
Rep. John Larson

Fix Social Security with Credit for Infrastructure

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 1, 2019—Rep. John Larson’s Jan. 30 announcement that he is reintroducing his Social Security 2100 Act is good news.  Larson (D-Conn) was joined by Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pa) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn) at his press conference, where he declared that he already has 200 sponsors for […]

by February 1, 2019 Commentary, News
Leaders of the First Continental Congress, which vowed to stop the slave trade.

Guess Who Insisted on Slavery in Colonial America?

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 30, 2019—Abraham Lincoln was right when he declared that, at the time of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the Constitution, it was widely expected that slavery was on the wane, and would soon die out. That broad sentiment is actually a matter of […]

by January 31, 2019 Commentary, History
This dam at Lake Marion, South Carolina, was built by the WPA as part of rural electrication.

South Carolina Reps Pass Memorial for an American Recovery Program

Jan. 28, 2019—On Jan 22 the South Carolina House of Representatives became the first state legislature in 2019 to pass a resolution calling for Congress to establish a National Infrastructure Bank. The proposed Bank, modelled on the successful national banking systems of Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and […]

by January 28, 2019 News